Search Results: students
14 Dec 2006: Finals Week = Bitch About Students
Personal, Teaching: apathy · 5 comments
... am, perhaps, unusual in my appreciation for students who brazenly don't care. The way I see it, the beauty of teaching at the college level is that my students are all adults who can set their own priorities in life. My course can ...
1 Apr 2009: Employed at Last
Whimsy: April fools, wingnuts · 15 comments
... theories can have great pedagogical value - even if most students reject them in the end, they will learn so much when they are allowed ...
17 Feb 2009: Teaching Engineers to Blog?
Meta: · 6 comments
... I ran across another class blog a while ago, where students were given a couple of starting points for exploring science blogs ... "classic paper" essay, you should think about having your students submit their entries to the Carnival of the Giant's Shoulders! It'd be ...
27 Jan 2009: Academic Citation
Aimless: · 1 comment
... who still need to learn to find and evaluate information. Students who get information from the intriguing depths of their own navels will require a different kind of lesson than students who use Wikipedia when they are supposed to be reading journal ...
26 Oct 2008: Introducing Thomas M. Rock
Aimless: · 1 comment
... towards a hands-on demonstration of the water cycle for 90 students in Indianapolis. As little as $37 from you, if you give today, could ...
10 Oct 2008: What Donors Should Choose
Aimless: · 2 comments
... to guide your donation. The Most Heartbreaking Proposal: Students Can't Learn Science Without Paper. One of the many hard parts about ... you must also be very careful about what you ask your students to provide. Mr. D, who teaches physical science, biology, and earth ...
Aimless: · 3 comments
... of elementary school classrooms. Teachers know that their students love science, and are determined to keep them engaged, but they don't ... out the proposals that seem most compelling, and provide students with desperately-needed educational resources. I've highlighted ...
28 Jun 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 1 comment
... of fashion, and a good deal more individual than what my students are wearing these days. How Robert Sapolsky writes - a transcript ...
24 Jun 2008: More on Mathphobia
Aimless: · 12 comments
... lab. We are being asked to open up geophysics teaching to students from a variety of backgrounds, including a number who have little or ...
18 Jun 2008: Advice for a Mathphobe?
Aimless: · 25 comments
... though). If you teach, I think you would be doing your students a disservice if mathphobia leads you to avoid linking in relevant ... with the math you will be able to empathize with your students as they do the same. I've known several people who internalized the ...
19 May 2008: I’d Like to Thank the Academy
Aimless: acknowledgments, gratitude, thanks, writing · 5 comments
... until long after I have learned them. Like when I saw my students crash and burn at unit analysis in the same week that I made serious ...
Human Fuzzies: architecture, Arts and Crafts movement, craigslist · 1 comment
... color halfway up. Was it built before the sucker grad students you are trying to rent to were born? Yes? Then what the fuck, call it ...
24 Mar 2008: I’ve Been Subducted Again
Aimless: · 4 comments
... can't be held legally responsible for my reaction when the students in my intro classes spout it back at me on exams. And once again, I ...
20 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 4 comments
... teaching you how to write grants. Advisers, you think your students should just know that they should go to seminars or that if you think ...
14 Feb 2008: The Union Bogeyman
Aimless: · 15 comments
... better funded than, say, comparative literature. Graduate students in the earth sciences typically have the option to get a "real" job ... would further the aims of a graduate student: Uranus*. US students ... might not have the time or the patience to deal with lawyers and ...
Science: blog carnivals, debunking, geoblogosphere, national pie day, pie charts · 15 comments
... other news, Mel discusses a test designed to expose students' geological misconceptions - and why it might not always work. ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... to make time-consuming line-by-line edits that my students are very unlikely to ever read. Plus, while no one bothers to pick up ... takes a few drafts to remove all the snark. (Note to any students who might be reading this: sometimes I also put in extra snark, just ...
17 Dec 2007: Aaand, the rest of AGU
Science: american geophysical union, underwear · 7 comments
... at about beer o'clock I joined a roving pack of grad students and descended on the Thermo Scientific booth to sort through the ...
6 Dec 2007: 403 Tamed
Meta, Teaching: anti-spam, blog status updates, plagiarism · no comments
... Behavior should update immediately. In other news, my students might be drylabbers and plagiarizers - I have a couple of suspiciously ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
... you have to buy a new computer and computers for your grad students? You don't have any grad students? Well, what the hell have you been doing? Justapie worries that ...
23 Oct 2007: Free and Open-Source Learnin’s
Links, Science: freebies, open source, podcasts, textbooks · 2 comments
... semester are freely available as podcasts. Some of the students are using these for review, which is why they're there, but we're ...
2 Sep 2007: Why I’m a Geophysicist
Personal, Science, Teaching: college education, turning to the dark side · 5 comments
... class. Since we're drawing mainly from a pool of students who don't intend to major in the physical sciences, it's a little more difficult to recruit, but a few of my students from last year have gone on to take other courses in the department. ...
29 Aug 2007: Another Year Older, Another Year Fartier
Whimsy: kids today · 5 comments
... Cesar Chavez day, I wonder if this is true for my students as much as Beloit's Midwestern crop Illinois has been trying to ban ...
1 Jul 2007: Leaving the Ivory Tower
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: academia, book reviews, grad school, Phi Delta Qoppa · 3 comments
... - group offices and TAships especially seem to be good for students. If you're detached from your department community (or your department ...
13 Jun 2007: Leaking From the Pipeline (Again)
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, grad school, life as a leak, Phi Delta Qoppa · 14 comments
... is based on numbers I've gathered by talking to older grad students; it is not a statistically significant difference). My suspicion is ...
3 Mar 2007: Belated Carnival Post
Politics, Science: academia, anti-racism, blog carnivals, feminism, gender, grad school, scientiae · 17 comments
... course, he sent a short "good job" email to the top few students. If you can do this (as in many US unis), great. A lot of students, especially women, never get told they're doing well. [I can't tell ...
21 Sep 2006: Blackboard Art Insanity
Links, Science: da vinci, science is pretty, visualization · 2 comments
... of anatomy. Thanks to my 8th grade drafting class my students have a reasonably decent chance of getting fault block diagrams that ...
11 Sep 2006: TA Training for Berzerkelers
Teaching: blog carnivals, grad school, teacher training · 6 comments
... and the number one actual question from my actual students has been: where's the bathroom? This was not covered during any of the ... says "[gendered bathroom symbol] [arrow]" and Berkeley students are smart enough to suss out the relevant cultural signifiers, apply ...
25 Aug 2006: Am I an Old Fart?
Teaching, Whimsy: college mindset, old fogeyism · 9 comments
... I'd play along. Am I too old and farty to relate to my students? Standard blog meme rules apply: bold for the ones that are true ...
16 Aug 2006: Oh That Wacky Internet
Links, Science: blog carnivals, Hans Island, Pluto, transphobia · 9 comments
... blog carnival day. We also have: Free stuff for grad students - do I ever turn down free M&Ms? No, and neither should ...
8 Aug 2006: My Identity is a List of Links
Links, Politics, Science: angst, anti-racism, porous media, sexism, white studies · 15 comments
... below the fold. There's a new blog carnival for grad students, the Carnival of GRADual Progress. The first edition will be Aug. 15, ...
15 Jul 2006: Call for Interviewees: Women in STEMM
Politics, Science: women in science · 29 comments
... contributions to it. The author will also interview students of all ages, from elementary to graduate school, to learn what ... need: female undergrads female graduate students female professors female doctors women doing STEMM research in ...
Politics: anti-Semitism, Christian hegemony, zombies · 4 comments
... lesson plan on the Salem witch trials involves asking students to relate the mass hysteria to everyday life in 17th Century ...
17 May 2006: On the Racial Dynamics of Bus Boarding
Politics: racism, white studies · 7 comments
... lease agreement, I slipped through a jumble of high school students queued up to use the money-ticket machine. Me 'n' the picture of me on ...
17 Apr 2006: Dear ASUC Candidates
Personal: Berzerkeley · no comments
I haven't given a shit about student government since I dropped my ASCIT membership four years ago. Now I have the United Auto Workers for all my giving-a-shit needs, and frankly, I'm just too pretty to worry about whatever financial shell games my departm ...
20 Feb 2006: Little History, Big History
Science: Big History, Earth history, socks · 15 comments
... tradition of Orientalism and forcing elementary school students to write bad English-language haiku about the sakura*, thousands of ...
2 Feb 2006: The Real Perils of Plagiarism
Personal: Berzerkeley · 2 comments
... tune. Plagiarism. It doesn't just hurt you, your fellow students, your teacher, and your institution's academic reputation; it also ...
19 Jan 2006: Lecture Zero
Personal, Teaching: grad school, time management · no comments
... at 2-3 slides per topic, is probably not the way to go. If students don't already know what you're talking about, you're not giving them ...
22 Dec 2005: All I Haven’t Said
Links, Personal, Politics, Teaching: ambition, Caltech, death penalty, liberty, white studies · 3 comments
... - term projects designed for double-dipping in the students' own research are a godsend; scheduling finals so that they're not the ...
6 Dec 2005: AGU One
Personal, Science: american geophysical union, conference blogging · 6 comments
... theory is no longer a suitable way to dazzle cute grad students at AGU. ME!: I'll be at my poster (T23B-0539, snuck in with the ...
26 Nov 2005: My Neighbors Are Penis Zombies
Politics: Berzerkeley, rape, sexism · 4 comments
... are mindless penis zombies: [The authors] recruited 35 students, offering to pay each a small fee for the effort of masturbating while ...
16 Nov 2005: On Co-ops and Community
Human Fuzzies, Politics: co-ops, consensus, intentional community · 4 comments
I've been meaning to put together some thoughts on co-op life for a while now. While I generally adore my house, my housemates, and the abstract concept of cooperative living, Oscar Wilde is still not quite the hippie nerd commune of my dreams. Aestheti ...
21 Sep 2005: Balancing Work and Family: Just Use Your Penis
Politics: lazy journalism, lifestyles of the privileged minority, sexism, work vs. family · 2 comments
... the shift emerges repeatedly in interviews with Ivy League students, including 138 freshman and senior females at Yale who replied to ... last school year. The interviews found that 85 of the students, or roughly 60 percent, said that when they had children, they planned ...
16 Sep 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Human Fuzzies: academic politics, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests · no comments
... things turn out well for all involved. Clearly my fellow students are in favor of pirating and pillaging any funds we can find, though ...
1 Jun 2005: Academic Insecurity Builds Character
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, brain in a jar, impostor syndrome · 6 comments
... In particular, it would be nice to thoroughly inculcate students with the non-academic opportunities in their field - I mean, I knew a ...
4 May 2005: California Senate Bill 5: Freedom is Coming!
Politics: academic freedom, California politics · 4 comments
... provision: The Legislature further declares that ... students should be free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered ... of all human knowledge in these areas, and provide students with dissenting sources and viewpoints. Attention humanities and ...
21 Apr 2005: Brain Asplode
Links: Caltech, compost, grad school, sexism · 4 comments
... and Dr. Schwyzer both weigh in on the lives of female grad students. Depressing! La Lubu offers practical advice: The best, most ...
30 Mar 2005: Pharmaceuticals
Politics: pharmacists · 7 comments
... to the death penalty. Moreover, all high school chemistry students must register with the Selective Health Services department and will ...
5 Mar 2005: Science Friday on Saturday
Science: funny, hydrothermal vents, oceanography, science journalism · 9 comments
... not be replaced, the explosions will kill any graduate students on board. Me: OH TEH NOES!!!1! Musical Interlude IF: My next ...
26 Jan 2005: Fantasy Cabinet: Education Edition
Politics, Whimsy: crackpots, fantasy politics, homophobia, time cube · no comments
... fear Time Cube and will eat dung before debating it. Dumb students are educated ...
17 Sep 2004: Rhetorical Gatekeeping, Gender, Etc.
Meta, Politics: blogular wanking, feminism, gender, rhetorical tactics · 2 comments
... feminists have traditionally coped with such disruptive students by creating explicitly female-only or feminism-friendly "safe spaces", ...
23 Aug 2004: Pedantry, Physics
Human Fuzzies, Links, Science: academia, crackpottery · 7 comments
... ultimate decision maker in the hard sciences is graduate students. Arguments are resolved when old physicists die without convincing any grad students to continue to work on their theories. Graduate students in the hard ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: · 5 comments
... personal interest to bear on a problem. Asking literature students to invest a significant amount of time in higher maths is ...
25 Jul 2004: Education Reform Blah Blah
Politics: · 2 comments
... of dealing with the one or two consistently disruptive students in a class. Of course this sort of thing gets lip service: Most ... was unwilling or unable to help him discipline his students - sending a student to the office or issuing an administrative ...
13 May 2004: Life of the Mind
Politics: cultural criticism, intellectual elitism, intellectuals, unpaid work · 12 comments
... arts that is not defined in any way by the needs of students or the preferences of teachers. If American culture needs ... arts that is not defined in any way by the needs of students or the preferences of teachers? Analyzing culture is a salutary ...
15 Apr 2004: Oh Boy an Earthquake!
Science: · 10 comments
... for all it's going to help you pick up cute grad students at AGU. On the other hand, a casual mention of the snakes in Haicheng ...
24 Jan 2004: PiE Day
Food, Personal: Cactaceae, cactuses, Caltech, national pie day, pie, prickly pear · no comments
... natch. Though several creepy pie-eating alums (and some students, even) had been warned in advance, there were still wanderers-by to ...
7 Oct 2003: Seasonal Design
Links: halloween, pumpkin · no comments
... with real live children (not those fake ones some grad students have), and am quite possibly obligated to have candy and a ...
29 Apr 2003: I bid on fleas and spoons
Links, Teaching: Internet goofiness · no comments
... yourself, make sure there's some documentation for your students to look at. Lab exercises will never, ever go exactly as ...
18 Apr 2003: Creeping Paranoia
Personal: anxiety, grades · 2 comments
The closer I get to graduation, the more paranoid I become. I just sent emails to all the professors whose classes I got incompletes in last term, asking them to PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD TURN MY GRADES IN ON TIME OR ELSE I WILL EXPLODE IN YOUR OFFICE. I ...
15 Nov 2002: Committee Committee
Personal, Politics: bureaucracy, Caltech · 1 comment
... the past two nights, we've spent 10 hours interviewing students to fill up our 9 latest, greatest committee creations. If I hear one ...
9 Nov 2002: What I Love
Whimsy: · no comments
... I like, and I like that they like me. There are some students at Caltech that I would love, if they loved me back. But they don't, ...
5 Jun 2002: Guestbloggers Coming
Meta: blog status updates · no comments
... one-week discrepancy between the end of the term for grad students, and the end of the term for undergrads. Which means that even though ...
9 May 2002: Super Someone
Meta, Whimsy: fan mail, Internet doodads · no comments
... were carrying sledgehammers, just because. The grad students looked at us funny. I wanna be sedated! Don't we all? Try this ...
17 Apr 2002: surface learning
Teaching: · 8 comments
... all, their drive to present the subject they love so that students can learn to love it too. I know many more who just stand at the board ... try not speaking in such a fucking monotone. Dear Other Students And Also Me: I know you know Caltech is first and foremost a research ...
30 Mar 2002: Crying Baby Airlines
Personal: · 4 comments
... ineligibility (they have a thing against part-time students, I think) and winch myself back up to where I feel comfortable making ...
9 Mar 2002: Love That Love Dart
Links, Science, Whimsy: · 4 comments
... and slimy space, to be sure, but there are usually grad students willing to do that sort of thing), the psychology of the love dart ...
12 Feb 2002: Haul, boys, Haul!
Politics: · 1 comment
... our professors are men, and in many fields so are the grad students. Conversely, there are women all over the geophysics faculty at the ...
30 Jan 2002: I Heart Time Cube
Whimsy: crackpots, time cube · 1 comment
... be exposed as frauds by Mr. Ray. The crowd of roughly 300 students was extremely warm and receptive to Mr. Ray; some students brought signs saying "Cubism NOT Facism" and "Gene Ray for President" ...
26 Jan 2002: People At My School
Teaching: learning, mathematics, seismology · no comments
... went to the Dean of Students today, because my adviser is out of town and I needed someone to sign ...
1 Nov 2001: mommy, don’t make me go home!
Personal: · no comments
... Since there are apparently "hordes of foreign exchange students with everything in common with me" reading this, maybe someone has ...
20 Sep 2001: incommunicando
Aimless, Whimsy: · no comments
... for the weekend; the association of/for exchange students at the science faculty has arranged a retreat to a research cottage in ...