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15 May 2023

Student creativity through Sciku (science haiku)

I could tell this semester’s course content was weighing heavily on my students emotionally, despite my efforts each week to discussion solutions to our global challenges. So I decided to lighten the mood at the end by challenging students to write and share their own “sciku”. I was completely amazed with their creativity, their passion, and the clear investment of themselves in writing the haiku and supporting description.


28 April 2023

Distracted students, distracted faculty

Cultivating attention to remove distractions in the classroom is the approach suggested by Lang when working with students – but maybe this could be successful for faculty gatherings as well.