Category Archives: teaching

The diminishing returns of lecture preparation

It seems that like so many other things, lecture preparation expands to take up the time available. Continue reading

Categories: academic life, teaching

AGU Dispatches: Earthquakes, Education and Edification

Another packed day, although for me, today was less about consuming science and more about both disseminating it, and learning how to teach about it. Nonetheless, I kicked off my morning in an interesting session on the links between short-term … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, conferences, earthquakes, geohazards, teaching

DonorsChoose: the final push

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our geoblogging comrades and readers, our drive to improve earth science education in schools has gone from strength to strength in the past two weeks. Our own challenge, in collaboration with Maitri, has raised … Continue reading

Categories: public science, teaching

New at Erratics: the challenges of teaching geology in high school

Our newest Earth Science Erratics blogger, Erin Parker, is a teacher at an urban public high school in Wisconsin, who every semester is presented with the task of teaching “150 boisterous students” about earth science. In her first post, she … Continue reading

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