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Posts published in November 2020

Who should get a deadline extension?

I hadn’t been teaching very long when I had decided that I didn’t want to be in the business of identifying good student excuses from poor student excuses for the purpose of determining who should—and who should not—get a deadline…

Blog Post » The Lives Lost to COVID-19

In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon shares a personal perspective on the importance of remembering the individual lives that have been lost to COVID-19. Source: NIH

Tragedy of the Commons: Two examples

Shortly before the start of World War I, as the story goes, two young Serbians—Nada and Relja—fell in love. Soon before Relja departed for war, they stood on a bridge in their hometown of Vrnjačka Banja and declared their love…

Study tips for students from John Dunlosky and Regan Gurung

“How Should I Study?” Get this question a lot? John Dunlosky and Regan Gurung answer this question with special tips for the pandemic. Check out their video especially made for students that provides direct explanations of key cognitive strategies and…

In an advice column: Authoritarian and authoritative parenting styles

Carolyn Hax (2020), syndicated advice columnist, recently received a message from a parent who was tired of being the “bad cop” to their husband’s “good cop” in parenting their son.* The parent notes that while growing up, her** father was…

Modeling prosocial behavior

I started my day by reading this Memebase post: “22 Loving People Who Restored Our Faith in Humanity.” It’s example after example of people being kind to animals and each other. After reading it, I felt compelled to reach out…