Roland
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Should we avoid questions of the style: "Tips on how to explain <concept> to students <without the requisite mathematical maturity>?"?
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I think that this kind of question deserves appreciation on its own, and it should not be avoided. Sometimes, teachers have a certain curriculum to teach, which they haven't chosen completely on ...

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Education questions which are not specific to math
9 votes

I think that this kind of question is warranted, since while it may not be specific for math education, the question itself is relevant for math education. The fact that the people who answer have a ...

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What precisely (if anything) should be tagged pedagogy?
6 votes

I agree that this tag is used very broadly, and that there is a variety of types of questions which uses this tag. The following list is not intended to be complet, but tries to classify the zoo of ...

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Pledge fullfilled status?
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On MESE, you have the beta badge (https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/users/123/vonbrand?tab=badges) On Area 51, you have a fulfilled commitment listed for MESE, as well as the 'Upholder' badge (...

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Is this type of question for MESE?
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4 votes

Generally speaking, I think yes, it is fitting here. I'll repeat my comment from there: If a lecturer would have asked "What learning strategies for undergraduate mathematics should I recommend ...

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What does a downvote mean on meta?
4 votes

For voting on meta-questions, I think that the following guidelines are reasonable, which provide different voting modes for meta questions and meta answers. Upvote the question if it is well-posed, ...

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Should questions be based on reality or is fiction fair game?
3 votes

I don't think that allowing hypothetical situations in the questions is a problem in general. Some questions in this SE are on planning and preparing, which has some hypothetical moments, even for a ...

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How far do we want to go with suggested edits?
1 votes

Edit with caution. I think that we should promote to edit spelling errors, grammatical errors, typos and MathJaX typesetting. However, I do not think that we should edit style issues or improve ...

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Self-Learner Considerations
1 votes

I think that we should include self-teachers into the audience, which seemed to be some kind of consensus (or at least popular opinion) in the area 51 discussion. It would help in the discussion if ...

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Should we embrace or avoid questions that are simply lists of tips and tricks?
1 votes

One way to avoid questions which generate a wide zoo of random tips & tricks is to rephrase the question. Instead of "I have noticed problem X in my classroom. What have you tried to address this ...

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Are questions about student advising usually on-topic?
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I think that advising and counseling students is part of the informal education professors are providing and this site should help to improve this kind of education as well. Thus, I think that ...

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Specific tag for questions about a mathematical object
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I propose lecture-design. This is not exactly what Marius was asking for, but I do think it serves the purpose well: These questions are all about single subjects within a given course, and their ...

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