Month: January 2020

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Graduate Student Spotlight with Tyler Gahrs from Germanic Language and Literatures

January 28, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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The Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight features interviews with graduate students and postdocs doing innovative teaching work at WashU. Look out for future installments of this monthly column on our website. “I always try to make sure that I engage the students where they are and help find a way for their interests to come to […]

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Using a Different Approach to Foster Student Recall

January 27, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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The cramming-and-forgetting cycle is all too common in student learning. One professor recently decided to implement a new approach to encourage long-term retention of material. Kirk Fischer, an associate professor of accounting at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, in Texas, decided to change his “Survey of Accounting” course by replacing its three midterm exams with weekly […]

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Five Ways to Make Your Classroom More Accessible This Semester

January 6, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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This post by guest author, Lacy Murphy, PhD student in Art History and Archeology, is the outgrowth of a Summer 2019 internship as Accessibility Liaison where she collaborated with Betha Whitlow, Visual Resource Center, Libby Lessentine and Heather Stout, both formerly of Disability Resources, and Dr. Meg Gregory, The Center for Teaching and Learning, to […]

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Adding Virtual Guests to the Classroom: Why it works, and how: Teaching Tips

January 6, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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By Robert Mark Morgan, Teaching Professor in Drama (Design) and Director of the Beyond Boundaries Program, Washington University in St. Louis As myself and my WashU colleagues are currently designing their syllabi for the spring semester and beyond, you may think of a colleague in some distant city who the students should really hear from […]

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