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Metacognition and Transparency in Teaching

November 13, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Thinking about thinking, or metacognition, is important as one tries to achieve more transparency in teaching. In a recent Faculty Focus article, Amy B. Mulnix, Ph.D., director of the Faculty Center at Franklin and Marshall College, shares a story about how metacognition and transparency improved her performance in the classroom. Mulnix asked first-year students in a […]

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Public Policy Fellow Brings Campaigning to the Classroom

November 13, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“Students, whether on the policy or political side, have an ability to make an impact,” said Thomas Irwin, Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at Washington University in St. Louis. Irwin, a veteran in Missouri politics, teaches a one-credit course in the fall, “Just Do It! Running […]

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

November 12, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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

November 8, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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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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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

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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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New Techniques for Teaching Gen Z

November 1, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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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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