Category: Improving Teaching and Learning

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Four Ways to Form Student Groups

January 31, 2017 | Shawn Nordell

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In his popular eNewsletter, Tomorrow’s Professor, Rick Reis provides information on a wide variety of teaching and learning topics. In a recent post, he provided an excerpt on how to form student groups from a new book, A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom: History, Research, and Practice (2016), by Paul Baepler, J.D. Walker, […]

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Trying Out Your Own Assignments

January 5, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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As you look towards the new year and refine your syllabi and course assignments for the coming semester, you might consider  “Doing Your Own Assignments First” from time to time, as suggested in a recent post in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s blog “Pedagogy Unbound.” Benefits of this practice range from identifying teachable moments in problem solving and in the development […]

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Capturing Students’ Perspectives on Learning

November 15, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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This brief Chronicle of Higher Education article, “20 Things Students Say Help Them Learn,” provides students’ perspectives on what best supports their learning. While this conversation that captures students’s views on learning is of course useful at the start of the term, it can also be a helpful activity midway through your course to refocus and reenergize students in their learning […]

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