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Register for Summer 2017 POGIL Workshop

March 24, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Looking for ways to enliven your teaching approaches? Who needs the beach? July is time for POGILing! With the view that “knowledge is personal,” POGIL takes a student-centered, team-based, active-learning approach in which key concepts and process skills (such as collaboration and critical thinking) are taught through interaction and discovery. POGIL has  changed their course structure […]

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Current Issue with Blackboard Tests

March 23, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The Teaching Center is working with WashU-IT and Blackboard to determine the cause of problems that have been reported with online exams in Blackboard that occur over an extended time. These problems include students getting “kicked off” Blackboard and then needing to email the instructor to ask the instructor to log on to Blackboard to  permit […]

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Applying Cognitive Science in the Classroom

March 13, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Applying insights from cognitive-science research is one of the core things we do at The Teaching Center, including through workshops for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Faculty Focus recently explored this topic in a trio of posts by Maryellen Weimer, PhD. (Links to each article below are arranged in order of publication date.) Weimer provides insight into […]

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The Many Meanings of Silence in the Classroom

March 6, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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In our extroverted culture, it can helpful for us to remember that our students’ silence in the classroom means different things at different times. In “Silence in Teaching and Learning: Perspectives of a Nepalese Graduate Student,” Krishna Bista, Professor of Education, University of Louisiana, provides insight on “patterns of silence” in the classroom. Informed by […]

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Faculty members from across Washington University in St. Louis gathered for IDEA FIT, Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All from the Faculty Institute on Teaching, part of The Teaching Center, at Siegle Hall on the Danforth Campus in St. Louis Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Priscilla Song (right) of Anthropolgy talks during the session Designing Inclusive Materials and Assignments. Photo by Sid Hastings / WUSTL Photos

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Apply for IDEA FIT 2017

March 2, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Washington University faculty are invited to apply for the 2017 Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All Faculty Institute on Teaching (IDEA FIT). IDEA FIT is a two-day institute that offers faculty from across the disciplines an opportunity to learn about and develop evidence-based strategies that can foster inclusion in teaching and learning. The 2017 institute will […]

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Considering Corrective Feedback

February 7, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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As we enter these weeks before midterm, we might consider how we can focus our feedback to deepen student learning. In this Journal of College Science Teaching article, “It’s Not Wrong to Tell Students When They’re Wrong,” authors Robert Ehrlich and Stanley Zoltek consider the value of corrective feedback in student learning. The authors note that […]

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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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Learning About Confucian Heritage Learners

January 25, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Teaching inclusively entails learning about how our students learn. In this article from New Directions for Teaching and Learning, “Learning the Confucian Way,” author Tieyuan Guo provides insight into learning approaches among students from the “Confucian heritage cultures” (CHC) of East Asia and Southeast Asia. The author provides an overview of learning motivations among CHC learners and […]

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New CIRCLE Fellow Discusses TIES Initiative

January 19, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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The Teaching Center and CIRCLE are pleased to announce 2016-2018 CIRCLE Fellow: Julie Bugg, Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences. A collaboration between The Teaching Center, and the Center for the Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning and Education (CIRCLE), and the Office of the Provost, the two-year fellowship supports Washington University STEM faculty in designing […]

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New Log-in & Updates in Blackboard

January 11, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Blackboard has a new URL and look! The new blackboard log-in page may be found at blackboard.wustl.edu. Please update any bookmarks in your computer’s browsers. The old URL will direct you to the new log-in page. You may also note some minor changes in look and functionality. The new theme was designed for improved user accessibility and […]

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