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- Letting 1Ls Leave the Nest March 23, 2017
- Alternative Group Work Activities March 21, 2017
- The Bluebook and the Purpose of Citations March 15, 2017
- Learning Theories and Law: Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism March 14, 2017
- Of Boardgames, Grading Rubrics, and Instructional Style March 9, 2017
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Category Archives: Legal Research Instruction
by Beau Steenken This week, I am teaching the final classes for this year’s 1L Legal Research. (At U.K., we teach nine classes spread out over the fall, and another six spread out over the spring, but we end early … Continue reading
by Margaret Ambrose At the beginning of last semester, I asked my colleagues: “What is the ideal group size when having students work on problems in class?” I got several answers, all within the 3-5 range. Generally, the feedback centered … Continue reading
by Ashley Ahlbrand As I noted in a previous post, I am currently pursuing a graduate certificate in instructional design. The course I am taking this semester is heavily theory-based, and thus we have spent a good portion of the … Continue reading
by Tig Wartluft I’m a gamer; my wife, not so much. I say this because I’ve spent years trying to find board games that she and I both enjoy playing equally. A couple of weeks ago I finally found one. … Continue reading
by Beau Steenken Earlier this week I emerged from the annual occurrence that my wife refers to as “three weeks of hell every winter,” namely grading and student conferencing. I’ve posted before about how grading is not my favorite aspect … Continue reading
by Paul Gatz The American writer David Foster Wallace began his 2005 commencement address to the students of Kenyon College (published in 2009 as This Is Water) with a parable: There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to … Continue reading
by Beau Steenken At the beginning of the semester last fall, I wrote about the increased difficulty of teaching in politically turbulent times. This may be somewhat of an understatement, but the level of division in our society has not … Continue reading