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Take a Moment for Wellness

School's out, and for me this summer means a moment to step back and just be. I tend to focus on my productivity as a measure of my worthiness, but oh man did the pandemic blow that idea all to bits. I may have to say it in the mirror ten times every morning, but I...

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Finding Balance

It's a new month so I decided it was time for a new me. I have literally cut my hair once since 2020, so away to the salon I went. In the chair, I happily exclaimed "Chop it all off!" to which my hairdresser responded, "And would you like me to color your gray...

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A Celebration Sneak Peek

I'm probably jinxing it just by writing this blog post...but Celebration of Teaching is back! The nominations are in, the winners will be revealed, and I am in full party planning mode. Even more good news - since Covid killed everybody's attention span,...

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Correcting Student Errors

As we near the end of another quarter, I'm sure you have all seen students make mistakes, offer wrong answers, or misapply concepts and interpretations. This is all part of the learning process, right? Right! So how do we correct these errors? We just need to point...

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Pandemic, Pandemic, and Gratitude

I went back and forth on the topic for this blog post. I feel like everyone is so sick of talking about the pandemic that another post about it would cause people to scream "STOP POSTING ABOUT THE PANDEMIC!" But then, if I wrote about something that's not the...

Andrea Aebersold

Andrea Aebersold

Director, Faculty Instructional Development

Andrea Aebersold is the Director of Faculty Instructional Development at University of California, Irvine. She earned a PhD in English and was an associate professor of teaching before coming to UCI. She specializes in active learning, evidence-based teaching, and reading mountains of books.