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Using Stories to Motivate: Teaching Tips

September 18, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By William Lowry, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies (By Courtesy), Washington University in St. Louis People sometimes say that one key to teaching is to ask good questions. While I certainly agree with that, I would add that you also have to motivate students to want to know the answers to those […]

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Incorporating Student Voices into Lectures: Teaching Tips

August 16, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Tim Bono, Ph.D., Assistant Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, Lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis One of the most effective techniques I have found to increase student engagement during class is through weekly thought papers. These low-stakes assignments—simply asking the students to tell a story from […]

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Every Graph Tells a Story: Teaching Tips

July 31, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Sophia E. Hayes, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Institute for School Partnership Faculty Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis Practitioners in nearly all fields communicate the results of their data gathering via graphs. Informed citizens, reading newspapers and magazines, are also regularly exposed to charts and graphs for showing data (side […]

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