Professor Labs Podcast
Episode 19 — How to Refine Your B.S. Meter

Episode 19 — How to Refine Your B.S. Meter

March 19, 2020

With no shortage of sources to pick and choose what information you want to believe, how do we assess what's "good" information versus "bad"? Are these even the "right" terms? Join us this week as we discuss the critical value of working through how to refine your "bullshit" meter in this day and age of endless information.

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Valid Sources Worksheet

Research Studies

Episode 18 — Corona Effect: How to Switch to Online Teaching and Learning

Episode 18 — Corona Effect: How to Switch to Online Teaching and Learning

March 11, 2020

How will the coronavirus impact teachers and students? Join us this week as we discuss the challenges--and opportunities--of switching mid-semester from in-person to online classes.

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Episode 17 — Why Grading Paper Drafts is Pointless

Episode 17 — Why Grading Paper Drafts is Pointless

March 7, 2020

Why is grading paper drafts pointless? Join us this week as we discuss a much better method of working with student writing than simply submitting and getting back vague, often confusing comments.

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Episode 16 — Apocalypse Bunker

Episode 16 — Apocalypse Bunker

February 19, 2020

Who would you choose to join you in your Apocalypse Bunker? Join us this week as we discuss the art of argumentation in the face of so many options, perspectives, and of course, zombies!

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Episode 15 — Why Writing is Good for Your Soul

Episode 15 — Why Writing is Good for Your Soul

February 5, 2020

Writing isn't just good for you--it has the power to help improve your health and wellness in unimaginable ways. Join us this week as we discuss how writing--in college and beyond--offers life-long benefits that are well-worth exploring.

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Episode 14 — How to Find Motivation

Episode 14 — How to Find Motivation

January 21, 2020

How does one find motivation? Easier said than done, surely. So how can we discover--and then work towards--our goals amidst massive personal and societal pressures around us? Join us this week as we discuss the role of educators as "motivators" for their students.

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Episode 13 — How to Kill a Fantasy Series

Episode 13 — How to Kill a Fantasy Series

January 1, 2020

Game of Thrones. The Rise of Skywalker. How many fantasy series have to crash and burn before we learn how to maintain good storytelling? Join us this week as we discuss why things went so wrong with the writing of these series--as well as how to avoid such literary pitfalls in future storytelling.

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Episode 12 — Why You Don’t Deserve an “A”

Episode 12 — Why You Don’t Deserve an “A”

December 26, 2019

What exactly is "A" grade work? Is such a distinction based on "effort" or "outcome"? How could students possibly ever disagree with me? Join me this week as we discuss the merits of why you should or shouldn't deserve an "A" grade.

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Episode 11 — Why Coffee Brews Success

Episode 11 — Why Coffee Brews Success

December 16, 2019

There are many ways to teach the last day of class. So how do I do mine? By showing my students how to brew fancy coffee, of course! Grab a warm cup o' Joe and join us this week as we discuss the many methods of engaging students beyond the standard curriculum.

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Epsiode 10 — College Fees: the True Costs

Epsiode 10 — College Fees: the True Costs

December 6, 2019

What exactly are "college fees"? Are they fair to students? Will I get in trouble for talking about this subject? Join us this week as we discuss the true costs hidden within university fees.

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Episode Links:

https://www.sbstatesman.com/2017/03/26/plea-to-free-me-from-unexplained-fees/

https://www.sbstatesman.com/2011/12/19/behind-the-academic-excellence-and-success-fee/

https://www.sbstatesman.com/2011/12/17/academic-excellence-and-success-fee-reversed/

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