All posts tagged “teaching

Battling Impostor Syndrome

A student came up to me after class and asked about impostor syndrome. I had mentioned in class that one of the main causes of things like plagiarism or bloated writing is insecurity: People are afraid that their writing will be found lacking, and that… Read More

Your vote matters. You matter.

Election Day 2016, my wife and I took our daughter to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, which is easily in Sprout’s top five all-time favorite places on Earth. On our way back, while our daughter napped in her car seat, we hopped off the freeway… Read More

When Sprout wants me to make up a story to tell her, she says “Tell me a story with your mouth.” Usually she asks for this when she’s supposed to be falling asleep, and she knows I won’t turn the light back on to read… Read More

The Be Here Now Box

Last semester I chose to take a stand on student phone use in class. I wasn’t just getting the occasional person doing a bad job hiding that they were texting in the middle of class. People would take out their phones multiple times during an… Read More