Explanatory Power of the Hierarchy of Student Needs

In a previous post, I wrote about how a Lisa Bejarano's tweet led me to adapt Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to better describe the needs that students have in our classrooms. Since that time, I've been thinking about this hierarchy of student needs a lot. I've been trying to find scholarly writings on the subject… Continue reading Explanatory Power of the Hierarchy of Student Needs

PDEs Course: Wrap Up and Reflection

I haven't been posting much because of the busy-ness of last semester. Now that grades have been submitted, I've been reflecting on the partial differential equations (PDEs) course that I taught. (All previous posts about this class can be found here.) I firmly believe that we must evaluate our own teaching if we want to improve,… Continue reading PDEs Course: Wrap Up and Reflection