It should not surprise anyone, we have people who regularly view of our blog, and others who just come upon it as they are looking for helpful tips for teaching applied statistics. It seems that we get more visitors in the couple of weeks right before the semester begins. Well… since we are all gearing up for a start of the new semester, I thought it might be helpful to have a entry that will help navigating StatisticalSage for people who are new to StatisticalSage.
Firstly, we are a group of individuals who teach or have taught applied statistics primarily in psychology departments, but also in business, sociology, and health science. I am the “Sage in Training” who posts regularly, with our “sages” entering into discussion from time to time. In February, sage Hal Kiess and I conducted a Webinar on the teaching of applied statistics, and I am adding that presidentation here for two reasons. Firstly, it contains 5 useful tips for the teaching of applied statistics. But it also serves as structured way of going through beneficial posts in an order that may make better sense then just scrolling through the archives. green-and-kiess-teaching-statistics-feb-10-2011.
In short, our five tips for professors of applied statistics to think about are:
- Professors’ behavior can maximize students’ achievement
- Meet students where they are, not where you wish they were
- Learn about pedagogy and use it to its advantage
- Don’t assume students know how to study
- Don’t reinvent the wheel
We wish you all a happy ramping up to the start of the semester!