A while back, I was grading exams in my Intro Soc class, and I came across this gem: “panopticons have open floor plans to surveillance those inside.” I posted about it on Facebook, jok…
Jess CalarcoLooking for a clever way to introduce your students to sociological theory? Or inspiration for a creative class assignment? Here's a blog post that imagines various theorists as contestants on a home design competition show
There was a thread on Twitter recently asking about how college professors can help their students be less anxious about grades. Not surprisingly, many of the responses pointed out that college students worry about grades because college grades...
Jess Calarco@JohnHolbein1 In case anyone is curious what this kind of expectation-setting looks like in practice, here are links to my exam review guides, rubrics, assignments, syllabus, etc.
The Indianapolis school district spent federal funds meant for free breakfasts and lunches on a USDA afternoon vegetable and fruit snack program.
Jess CalarcoThe Indianapolis public schools tried to solve the problem by using USDA school meal funds to provide fruit and veggie snacks in class. But they were sanctioned for providing food outside regular meal times. Now 10,000 kids aren't getting healthy snacks.
There’s evidence that students do better in class when they use a pen and paper instead of a laptop to take notes. But there’s reason to suspect that those differences in student outcomes are less about which tech they use than about how ...
Jess Calarco@_amsharps Here's a quick blog post about giving students note outlines to keep them on task when using laptops in class. It links to a set of my regular class slides and a set of notes slides I give students to download or print so they can follow along in class.
Life with a 4-year-old…wow, what an exciting and trying time that must be. We hear about the “Terrible Twos” all the time, but 4-year-olds are no piece of cake, either. These parents can attest to that. 1. Dream big 2. Cycles 3. True to life 4....
Jess CalarcoMy kids are way funnier and more insightful than I will ever be. (See #18).
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Jess Calarco@e_hernandez8@CorinneReczek We've used the back-up care a few times. We get 6 free days of care per year. But there've been a few times when care.com couldn't find anyone. And those days I brought the kid(s) to class/meetings with me.