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Use this tag for questions about best practices in the classroom. This is an educational term, and does not refer to best practices in coding style. (Instead, see the coding-conventions tag). Some questions with this tag ask for advice on comparing the advisability of two or more possible teaching practices, for example.

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I do see a bimodal distribution in my intro CS classes, especially on harder tests. I also see something very similar when I teach statistics, and (to a slightly lesser extent) calculus. I think it ha …
answered Jul 9 '17 by David White
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I agree with the comment from thesecretmaster. I've observed a lot of CS classes at Denison in the last few years (part of our peer mentoring program for new professors) and I'm convinced students do …
answered Jun 3 '17 by David White
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As a college professor, I am often asked for letters of recommendation by my CS majors. I have templates, for whether the student is applying for grad school, for an internship, for a scholarship, etc …
asked Jul 8 '17 by David White
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At Denison, our intro class has labs designed around real world problems, and involves lab reports. This makes it a lot harder to cheat. We're not saying "implement quicksort", we're saying "write a s …
answered Jun 3 '17 by David White