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Online Learning Showcase from University College at Washington University in St. Louis

November 12, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements /

Don’t miss a special event Tuesday, November 13 from University College at Washington University in St. Louis, “Online Learning Showcase.” The theme of the event will be interactive online learning through role playing, as presented by Instructors Susan Craig and Jeremy Caddel. Craig and Caddel received the Marion Horstmann Online Teaching Innovation Grant. The featured […]

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Chronicle of Higher Education

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‘Don’t Be Scary,’ Higher Ed Teacher Urges Professors in His New Book

November 8, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Joshua Eyler, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University, has some advice for teachers: “Don’t Be scary.” Eyler in his soon-to-be-published book, “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching,” uses scientific insights to give nuanced teaching tips. A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights five […]

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Chronicle of Higher Education

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Quality Over Quantity in Classroom Discussion

November 7, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

When it comes to classroom discussion quality is often more important than quantity, according to a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. In the story, David Gooblar, a lecturer in the rhetoric department of the University of Iowa, writes that having students talk during class can be detrimental to the learning process if […]

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Religion and Politics Professor Touts Technology in the Classroom

November 5, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“We have an opportunity with technology to make the humanities come to life in the digital age. It can help words leap off the page,” said Lerone Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of American […]

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Science Corps is Recruiting Graduate Students for Paid Fellowship

November 1, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements /

Science Corps is recruiting STEM graduate students for its Science Corps Fellow program. The paid six-month fellowship allows students who recently completed their PhD to teach science abroad. If you’re passionate about STEM education and want to work abroad, this may be the opportunity for you! Apply on Science Corps’s website.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

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New Techniques for Teaching Gen Z

November 1, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

A mix of face-to-face and virtual learning could be the best method for teaching today’s students, Vickie S. Cook, an associate professor and executive director of the Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service at the University of Illinois at Springfield, said in a recent story in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The article offers a few […]

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‘Teaching in Tumultuous Times’ and Tips for the Classroom

October 29, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

“We are teaching in tumultuous times,” begins a recent blog post from the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Emotions experienced by individuals after events of terror often enter the classroom and so teachers should cultivate a compassionate learning environment with a strong sense of community. The blog post offers some […]

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Chronicle of Higher Education

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Strategies for Early Career Faculty Members

October 24, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Teachers of all levels experience stress, but early-career faculty members often have difficulty achieving a work-life balance. A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education offers tips to new faculty, particularly faculty on the tenure track, on how to prioritize and manage time more effectively. In terms of teaching, faculty should think about gaps in […]

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Math Education Gets a Makeover

October 22, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Course Design / Improving Teaching and Learning /

A nationwide effort is afoot to make undergraduate math courses more engaging for students. In the past, there was often a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching math, and many of the classes were structured as weed-out courses, Shannon Najmabadi writes in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Now, schools such as Rutgers University […]

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