Monthly Archives: January 2010

Structurally Sound

I am teaching “Introduction to Organic Chemistry” this semester. I have always struggled with how to present molecular structures to the class as the semester progresses. Molecular structures are so fundamental to organic chemistry, but we make things difficult for ourselves by using a wide variety of different molecular representational styles that follow different rules. […]

Class Managment II

Once the ground rules have been laid out in the syllabus, it is up to the instructor to enforce them. Being “the enforcer” is often a struggle for me. I have had enough experience in class management to know that running a “tight ship” pays off well for almost everybody (students and faculty) in the […]