Whether you’re plugging away at work over break, doing some late night grading, or teaching your online course from a distance, it can be hard to stay focused on work the same way you might in your office, whether due to the addition of distractions or the logistics of not always having colleagues and materials[…]
We all secretly loathe email. Admit it. That wave of relief you get when that incoming message is a Groupon notification and not someone asking you for something…nirvana. The worst is collaborating in a file that’s been bouncing around inboxes. Rough draft? Final draft? Are you even in my class? There’s a better way. My[…]
Grading papers can be one of the most gratifying experiences of teaching, especially when students really hit it out of the park and write thoughtful, well-reasoned papers. But grading is also incredibly time consuming and the bulk of the paper grading work tends to come at the time of the semester (the end) when[…]
Each semester, every course you teach can generate hundreds of emails. You want and need to respond to students to help them, but answering emails is just one of the many tasks you have to attend to every day. How can you make it easier on yourself and save time? Here are some tips that[…]
When done right, to-do lists can be an effective way to keep track of all of the things you need to get done in both your personal and professional life, but managing all of those lists and remembering to do all of the things they contain can be a task in and of itself.