How to be an efficient and happy worker.

A happy worker is a good worker, and I think some of our happiness derives from tailoring our work habitats to our personal liking. Ever since I adopted the use of typewriters to grade student papers and conduct other work, I have derived a level of pleasure in my labor. I read papers on my…

Teaching with a typewriter.

Institutions of higher education continuously laud the benefits of using technology in teaching without choosing, or investing in, the tech that actually would help students. For example, colleges and universities frequently use D2L or Blackboard software that isn’t user friendly. I compose assignments that students rarely closely read. One obstacle has to do with software…

How to grade papers with a typewriter.

I read students’ papers on my iPad, typing comments as I do so.  I take a photo of my comments and send the photo to the students. Believe it or not, I have doubled my output. Thank you, Olympia SG1.