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Register for iTeach: January 9, 2018

December 4, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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We invite Washington University faculty to register now for the 2018 iTeach Faculty Symposium on Teaching, which will occur on Tuesday, January 9 in The Knight Center. The biennial iTeach symposium brings together Washington University faculty from all seven schools at the university to learn about effective, innovative approaches to teaching. A plenary and sixteen […]

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Professor Diane Bunce, Nov. 8, 2017 Photo by Diana Bell, Washington University Libraries

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Diane Bunce on How Research Can Help Us Understand the “Average Student”

November 16, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Research on Teaching and Learning

On November 8, 2017, Diane Bunce, PhD, gave a talk on “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student” as part of the Innovations in the Undergraduate Education Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, the University Libraries, and Arts & Sciences Computing. Seventy-five faculty, staff, and students from Washington University and […]

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Faculty Honored for Teaching with 2017 Emerson Award

November 13, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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The Emerson “Excellence in Teaching” Awards have recognized outstanding educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area for 28 years. The awards, sponsored by Emerson Electric Co., honor over 100 educators annually from all levels of teaching – kindergarten teachers to college professors. Honorees are selected for this award by chief administrators of their school districts […]

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Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class

October 26, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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In the article “Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class” from the Chronicle of Higher Education, James M. Lang provides four strategies for immediately engaging students in your course material. These four strategies—opening with a question, asking students what they learned during the previous class, revisiting prior knowledge and low-stakes writing assignments—can be […]

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Blackboard Performance Issues

October 19, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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We are receiving reports that some users are still experiencing intermittent performance issues on Blackboard, particularly in Grade Center. These issues are likely related to a recent Blackboard update. To attempt to resolve these issues, please clear your browser’s cache. We have included instructions here. If this step does not resolve the issue, please contact […]

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AAU Releases STEM Initiative Report

October 12, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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Beginning in the fall of 2011, the Association of American Universities (AAU) launched the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, which is focused on improving undergraduate education in STEM fields. The initiative’s goal is to promote the use of evidence-based teaching practices in STEM education at research universities, and to provide faculty members the support they […]

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Blog Post on 2017 STEM FIT Symposium Plenary: Applying Cognitive Science

October 9, 2017 | Beth Fisher

STEM Education

In a post on Saint Louis University’s Reinert Center blog, Christopher Grabau, PhD describes Mark McDaniel’s talk at the 2017 STEM FIT Symposium on the cognitive science principles that may be applied to improve learning: repetition and interleaving, retrieval practice, and explanatory questioning. McDaniel is a professor in Psychological and Brain Sciences and co-Director of the […]

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How to Respond: Facilitating Productive Discussions about Current Events

October 2, 2017 | Meg Gregory

Resources for Teaching

This post is by guest author, Lorien Carter, Associate Professor of Practice, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. This Teaching Tip (originally posted for Brown School Faculty in November 2016) is being “re-issued” with a few updates today in an effort to provide you with very timely information for how to […]

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New Graduate Student Program

September 20, 2017 | Julia Johnson

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The Teaching Center is excited to announce the development of a new program, the Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC) Learning Community.  The EPIC Learning Community will begin meeting in Spring 2018 and is aimed at graduate students from all disciplines early in their studies at Washington University. If you are interested in participating, please […]

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