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Excuses, Excuses: “I missed the exam because….”

We’ve all heard them: “My grandma died”, “I was vomiting all last night”, “My third cousin had a wedding”, “I had pink eye”, ….   If I was a grandparent of a college/university student, I would be afraid for my … Continue reading

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My Experiment with a Flipped Classroom

In a previous post (Sept. 16, 2013), I wrote about my plans to try out the flipped classroom format with one of my business law classes. I teach three sections of a business law course. I chose one of those … Continue reading

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To Syllabus or Not to Syllabus

In my dreams, my students pore over every carefully crafted word in my syllabus.  In reality, I know that many of my students pay as much atttention to my syllabus as they do to Facebook user agreements. Many of us, … Continue reading

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What’s a “conflict of interest”?: Explaining abstract concepts

An eternal challenge: how to explain an abstract concept that makes it real and understandable to students. In the business law course I am teaching this semester to accounting students, I have a few minutes to explain the abstract legal … Continue reading

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The Flipped Classroom

In a few weeks, I am going to “flip” one of my classrooms.  It will not involve any heavy lifting of furniture, but it will involve turning my students’ learning experience upside down. In a traditional classroom, the teacher/professor teaches … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Reflective Prof!

Welcome to my new blog!  As a college professor, I am always thinking of ways of helping my students learn and succeed. How can I get my students more engaged?  How can I get them actively learning in my classroom? … Continue reading

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