As a teacher at a local university, I see the fallout of our emphasis on grades first hand day after day. We do a great disservice to our youth by allowing them to believe grades define success. As we approach final exam season at our university, I find myself beset by many students trying to... Continue Reading →
Engaged Learning – My Grand Experiment Part II
A while ago I wrote about my decision to experiment with the use of engaged-learning practices in my third year business classes (see Engaged Learning - My Grand Experiment Part I). Time to tell you the results. Overall, I'm happy with how it worked out, though it wasn't a clear win on every parameter. Let... Continue Reading →
The Best Students are the Toughest Markers
Another semester has come and gone. In business school, the final week of class is usually when student presentations are scheduled. This is my favorite time of year. I get to sit back and have my class teach me, students get to show off what they've learned and the class learns from each other. Of... Continue Reading →
Student as customer?
Last year I had a student in a senior-level business course I teach at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Let's call him Mr. X. Mr. X was not doing well in my class. His first assignment was far below my expectations and the grade I assigned reflected as much. Well, let's just say he was pissed and... Continue Reading →