Being excited about your first day of class can improve your students' marks.

Being excited about your first day of class can improve your students’ marks

The first day of the semester at law school is rapidly approaching for law school in the southern hemisphere.  You’ve spent days (or even weeks) compiling your curriculum, your reading list, and writing assessment tasks.  You might have also started to (re)write your lectures and lesson plans.  But have you thought about your first day …

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Recording affects lecture attendance, but they are listening

Ever stood at the front of a lecture theatre for your class and thought, 'I wonder where everyone is?' As you pull the microphone holder over your head and hit the record button, have you wondered about whether it might be about you? Some recent research from an Australian law school suggests that not imagining …

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Emailing law teachers is a professional skill

Emailing a law teacher is a professional skill

There is a lot of advice on the internet for law students about how to email a law teacher. In a recent post, Inside Higher Ed collects some of the most popular advice for students that is has published over the last 5 years. Generally, the guidance has come from teachers with a subtext of …

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Managing a bad law school result

Managing a bad law school result

So you got your marks back? Great!  How did you do? I'm assuming that if you're reading this post, you probably didn't do as well as you had hoped. Um, I'm sorry to hear that. But, before you drafting that email to your law teacher about how much you hate their unit (or them), take …

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Tik Tok: Powerful teaching tool or classroom management nightmare?

TikTok: Powerful Teaching Tool or Classroom Management Nightmare?

Over on Education Week, there is a fascinating article on teachers using Tik Tok as a teaching and assessment tool in classrooms - TikTok: Powerful Teaching Tool or Classroom Management Nightmare? - Education Week. You may have seen my TikToks on how to use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) - the required form for …

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