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Transparent Teaching, Better Learning

I sat down in a café with a nervous smile on my face. "So, how did I do?" I asked the CRLT teaching consultant.

"Well, the students could tell that you really cared and prepared carefully. But they weren't sure exactly what you wanted of them."

"How is that possible?! I have three pages of rubrics at the end of my syllabus!"

Evening scene in Oia, Santorini.

Staying Productive While Off-Campus: Some Hard-Learned Lessons

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m spending this academic year in Athens, Greece. In the previous part, I listed online resources to help productivity. This time, I’m offering pointedly lower-tech and harder-learned tips on how to get work done while fumbling through, adjusting to, or just plain enjoying a new work environment – from one master procrastinator to another. (If you’re among the few who do not get distracted by eternal beach weather or soulful folk music while drinking wine and watching the sunset: congrats, and you can skip this post!)

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