Question: How do you evaluate weekly graded assignments when you have 300 students in a class?Answer: One way to do that would be borrow a few Lean concepts such as single-point learning lessons and go/no-go plug gauges. Whether you have 30 or 300 students, the idea is assure that the weekly … [Read more...] about Lean Teaching Q&A #6
Question: I don't think our students would like me to shift from the mid-term and final exam structure we have always used to a weekly graded assignment structure. What kind of resistance have you faced from students?Answer: I have faced virtually no resistance. Students prefer to have the work … [Read more...] about Lean Teaching Book Q&A #5
Question: I looked at your undergraduate course syllabus. Could you tell me more about in-class group cases?Answer: The in-class group cases for the undergraduate course consist of one or more vignettes of a problem, typically a paragraph or two, that students read, discuss, and answer in 15 to 30 … [Read more...] about Lean Teaching Q&A #4
Question: OK, I read The Lean Professor. It's excellent, but how do I get started?Answer: Great! I'm happy to hear you are getting started. You can begin by documenting the primary learning objectives of the course, based on the main subject matter. Think about this without looking at any books or … [Read more...] about Lean Teaching Q&A #3
Question: Do you assign any of the books you have written to students for the courses that you teach?Answer: I have done so in the past, but not since 2006 (Better Thinking, Better Results was assigned as required reading for my Lean Leadership course ca. 2003-2006). The books are neither required … [Read more...] about Lean Teaching Q&A #2
This blog category is for questions people have about the book Lean Teaching.Question: Most of your recommendations hold for class sizes of no more than 25 or so. Any (lean) suggestions/ideas for handling a 300+ size class, where student noise/disturbances are most distressing [to] me as a teacher … [Read more...] about Lean Teaching Q&A #1
I have already got the question: "What's the difference between Lean Teaching and Lean University? Lean Teaching is written for faculty while Lean University is written for college or university administrators - from department chair to provost and president.If you think one of your administrators … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference?