If you knew today, that somewhere in the world people were being unjustly incarcerated, tortured and killed because of who they are and who they love, what would you do?
Would you save a life?
If you do something, no matter how small, it is greater than doing nothing.
So what will you do? Read More
If you're in one of my classes, you know that I have a 'technology-friendly' classroom. In a sense, this is going against the trend, as there is a significant amount of research that suggests technology in the classroom contributes to student distraction. You can read some of that research here, here, or here. So, why do I allow my students to use their phones and laptops in my classes? Perhaps I just want my students to do poorly? Maybe I want my students to be able to watch cat videos on youtube if my lectures get too boring? Read More
Read my review of Intelligent Change's Productivity Planner and learn how you can tackle the time-management challenges that are keeping you from your productiviy potential! Read More
If you are registered in one of my courses, then using Evernote will be to your advantage. I use Evernote to house and distribute information about the course, including the course Syllabus, information about assignments and exams, and as a place to post lecture notes. This Blog shares some tips and some videos on how to use Evernote in one of my courses. Read More
Psychology is one of those courses in University that many students are excited to take. Everyone knows *something* about Psychology, and the idea of gaining a better understanding of how humans tick (or maybe just how your crazy ex ticks) is enticing. Often though, students find that there is a mismatch between their expectations for an Introductory Psychology course and what the course actually covers. Read More
Do you have a love hate relationship with the Internet? You need it, you enjoy it, but it conspires to make sure you get nothing done. Just when you are about to get down to writing that paper you really need to write, a great video pops up on your newsfeed. You watch the video and then another video starts. Then you click a link. Then you read a blog. Then you find some funny memes. Before you know it, 5 hours have gone by and you still haven't touched your paper! Read More
Do you madly try to write down every word your professor says? Do you copy down the information from PowerPoint slides? Do you type your notes creating a verbatim transcript of the lecture? Do you draw pictures and use arrows to connect concepts? Do you mostly spend time doodling? Read More