Class Notes

Telling Stories about Teaching

Paula Marantz Cohen

The Last Column

You’re in Denial

Paula Marantz Cohen

And so is everyone else

Class Therapy

Paula Marantz Cohen

How the Loman family helped my students understand their own

Winning Isn’t Everything

Paula Marantz Cohen

How the self-esteem movement has failed our kids

Still Lives

Paula Marantz Cohen

The enduring influence of da Vinci’s anatomical drawings

Staying Up to Speed

Paula Marantz Cohen

An experienced professor is humbled by his colleague’s knowledge and caring

The Milk of Human (Un)kindness

Paula Marantz Cohen

Home Schooling

Paula Marantz Cohen

A book that teaches families how to succeed

Ugly No More

Paula Marantz Cohen

The American charm offensive

Escaping America

Paula Marantz Cohen

It’s harder than you might think

In Memory of a Great Teacher

Paula Marantz Cohen

Glenn Hobson, 1955-2014

Men in Tights

Paula Marantz Cohen

Shakespeare and the power of disguise

Family Ties

Paula Marantz Cohen

Our fluid support systems

Evil, Evil Everywhere

Paula Marantz Cohen

And how it might be affecting our culture

The Rich Are Not Different

Paula Marantz Cohen

Even if they think they are

Just Ask

Paula Marantz Cohen

Why my father knows so much

Brilliant

Paula Marantz Cohen

Could we please just tone it down?

Painful Separation

Paula Marantz Cohen

When students outgrow their mentors

Self-Justification

Paula Marantz Cohen

Teachers and universities should focus on their students, not on themselves

A Question of Worth

Paula Marantz Cohen

Helping students see beyond the classroom

Godless Art

Paula Marantz Cohen

In the absence of religion, is morality enough?

The Art of Obsession

Paula Marantz Cohen

Some of us are compulsive in our creativity

Study Abroad

Paula Marantz Cohen

What foreign countries can teach us about education

Dickens Down the Years

Paula Marantz Cohen

A novel’s continued immediacy

Learning to Lose

Paula Marantz Cohen

We need to stop treating education like a sport

Talking in Class

Paula Marantz Cohen

Sometimes being articulate isn’t enough

Bring on the Masseuse!

Paula Marantz Cohen

The aches and pains of our Internet age

Titles

Paula Marantz Cohen

What’s in a form of address?

Academic Tumbleweeds

Paula Marantz Cohen

Why eccentricity thrives on campus

Talking Television

Paula Marantz Cohen

Our favorite shows keep getting better

An Exemplary Academic Life

Paula Marantz Cohen

You don’t have to rely on institutions to lead one

“Greater Than Our Brother Is Our Chastity”

Paula Marantz Cohen

Sometimes choices aren’t so obvious

Playing for Keeps

Paula Marantz Cohen

Being a kid isn’t what it used to be

Making Excuses

Paula Marantz Cohen

We love to complain, but is that all we’re doing?

Magic Pills

Paula Marantz Cohen

The story of the making of a miracle drug

In Defense of “Like”

Paula Marantz Cohen

The word is, like, not as pointless as you think

On Being Awesome

Paula Marantz Cohen

Sometimes we encounter the quality in curious places

Be Careful What You Wish For

Paula Marantz Cohen

The decline of the humanities is a consequence of their success

They All Want Mr. (Ms.) Darcy

Paula Marantz Cohen

Life lessons from Jane Austen

Love Thy Students

Paula Marantz Cohen

Teaching as an emotional experience

Of Love and Learning Online

Paula Marantz Cohen

What would Jane Austen say?

Mission Impossible?

Paula Marantz Cohen

Why groupthink won’t save the humanities

Germ Theory

Paula Marantz Cohen

Finding yourself in literature

Counterculture Culture

Paula Marantz Cohen

Why the humanities matter

Too Much Information

Paula Marantz Cohen

The pleasure of figuring things out for yourself

Keeping Score

Paula Marantz Cohen

How test prep widens the achievement gap

It’s Academic

Paula Marantz Cohen

Colleges need to rethink their priorities

The Teaching Cure

Paula Marantz Cohen

What teachers can learn from therapists

Existential Teaching

Paula Marantz Cohen

Exploring “big questions” in the classroom

Love the One You’re With

Paula Marantz Cohen

Sometimes we must settle for approximations

Hidden Meanings

Paula Marantz Cohen

Who we are colors how we understand language

The Search for Wonder

Paula Marantz Cohen

A lasting lesson on how to view the world

Teachers of the World, Unite!

Paula Marantz Cohen

How Marx and Engels can bring a class to life

Urban Encounters

Paula Marantz Cohen

On the art of talking to strangers

How to Do What You Do?

Paula Marantz Cohen

The life of a professor isn’t what it used to be

Tastemakers

Paula Marantz Cohen

We like what we like until someone changes our minds

Going Non-Native

Paula Marantz Cohen

How reading flawed English can make us better writers

Mother-in-Law Studies

Paula Marantz Cohen

In which she finds fault and expects dinner

Teaching and Suspense

Paula Marantz Cohen

What do potboilers and classrooms have in common?

A Workout for the Mind

Paula Marantz Cohen

The gym isn’t just for sweating anymore

Giving Away the Store

Paula Marantz Cohen

How will online learning affect brick and mortar universities?

The Lopsided Bias of Unconditional Belief

Paula Marantz Cohen

Why to look beyond initial impressions

Based on a True Story

Paula Marantz Cohen

How historical fiction alters our perception of the past

Beyond Words

Paula Marantz Cohen

Our struggle to understand what cannot be understood

Major Decisions

Paula Marantz Cohen

It’s time to reimagine how undergraduates study education

Vocational Crisis

Paula Marantz Cohen

Slow down and take time to discover your life’s work

Returning to Matthew Arnold

Paula Marantz Cohen

Sometimes appreciation of a book depends on when you read it

Christie and Obama’s Romantic Plot

Paula Marantz Cohen

The appeal of enemies who become friends

The University as Welfare State

Paula Marantz Cohen

Why you should want kooks teaching your kids

Confucianism in China Today

Paula Marantz Cohen

An ancient philosophy makes a comeback

On the Road

Paula Marantz Cohen

The intimacy of reading aloud

Inside the NFL

Paula Marantz Cohen

The art of informed conversation

Working Lunch

Paula Marantz Cohen

Three veteran teachers find new lessons about our life’s work

Master of the Examined Life

Paula Marantz Cohen

Teaching what colleges don’t

Writing Addiction

Paula Marantz Cohen

The therapy of putting pen to paper

Critical But Kind

Paula Marantz Cohen

The importance of civility in reviewing

Agelessness in Academia

Paula Marantz Cohen

Money, Leisure, Death

Paula Marantz Cohen

What college students should be learning about

Yiddishisms

Paula Marantz Cohen

Words from the old country enrich the language of the new

The Hobart Shakespeareans

Paula Marantz Cohen

A movie that reminds us how much a great teacher can do

All Doctors Should Teach

Paula Marantz Cohen

A guest columnist’s prescription for MDs

Not Einstein

Paula Marantz Cohen

Teaching science to the rest of us

Reading Caliban

Paula Marantz Cohen

Why can’t scholars write more clearly?

Hate Email

Paula Marantz Cohen

Writers today must have a thick skin

Why I Hate the College Application Essay

Paula Marantz Cohen

Should bragging be a prerequisite for college?

Chumps at Oxford

Paula Marantz Cohen

Finally Teaching King Lear

Paula Marantz Cohen

Parent-Teacher

Paula Marantz Cohen

Teaching vs. Mentoring

Paula Marantz Cohen

Changing Places

Paula Marantz Cohen

The Nostalgia of the College Student

Paula Marantz Cohen

Devil’s Bargain

Paula Marantz Cohen

What Makes a Good Enough Education?

Paula Marantz Cohen

Tri-teaching

Paula Marantz Cohen

Teaching The Wire

Paula Marantz Cohen

Death of a Salesman—Seen vs. Imagined

Paula Marantz Cohen

The Ladder of Craft

Paula Marantz Cohen

Stand-Up 101

Paula Marantz Cohen

The New Curated Self

Paula Marantz Cohen

Against Educational Reform

Paula Marantz Cohen

The Seven Ages of Teaching

Paula Marantz Cohen

Byte-sized Life

Paula Marantz Cohen

Crash-Course America

Paula Marantz Cohen

Lessons from The History Boys

Paula Marantz Cohen

Montaigne on Education

Paula Marantz Cohen

Tune Out, Turn Off

Paula Marantz Cohen

Education and Brainwashing

Paula Marantz Cohen

Teaching and Mental Illness

Paula Marantz Cohen

Giving Diversity Its Due

Paula Marantz Cohen

Dr. Johnson’s Profession

Paula Marantz Cohen

Tracking

Paula Marantz Cohen

Teaching Creative Writing

Paula Marantz Cohen

Social vs. Private Good in Education

Paula Marantz Cohen

Nature, Nurture, Fortune, Will

Paula Marantz Cohen

John Dewey

Paula Marantz Cohen

Life Coaches

Paula Marantz Cohen

The Globalized Recipe for Education

Paula Marantz Cohen

The Esthetics of Teaching

Paula Marantz Cohen

Teaching the Domestic Novel

Paula Marantz Cohen

Orson Welles on Reading Shakespeare Aloud

Paula Marantz Cohen

Some Thoughts on the Marriage Plot

Paula Marantz Cohen

Chinese Starter Course

Paula Marantz Cohen

As You Like It

Paula Marantz Cohen

The Vocation of Teaching and the Penn State Scandal

Paula Marantz Cohen

Writer’s Block

Paula Marantz Cohen

Teach for America

Paula Marantz Cohen

Learning from My Mother

Paula Marantz Cohen

Food and Learning

Paula Marantz Cohen

Older Students

Paula Marantz Cohen

The Small Orchestra Class

Paula Marantz Cohen

The Tidal Wave of the New

Paula Marantz Cohen

Teaching with Peter

Paula Marantz Cohen

Learning and its Limits

Paula Marantz Cohen

Habit

Paula Marantz Cohen

In Pursuit of the Headless Horseman

Paula Marantz Cohen