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Faculty Programming Open House for Fall Semester

August 23, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Join The Teaching Center for a Faculty Programming Open House on Wednesday, September 4, at 9 AM. Attendees can meet the newest member of our staff, Dr. Eric Fournier, and learn about our exciting programming schedule for Fall 2019. Learn more about the event on our website. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Announcing Poll Everywhere at WashU

August 23, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Teaching Center is excited to announce the purchase of a multi-school sponsored license for the classroom response system, Poll Everywhere! This web-based response system can be used to gather real-time responses from your students to a variety of question types including multiple choice questions, word clouds, and clickable images. Using wireless connectivity on a laptop or smartphone, students can […]

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Incorporating Student Voices into Lectures: Teaching Tips

August 16, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Tim Bono, Ph.D., Assistant Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, Lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis One of the most effective techniques I have found to increase student engagement during class is through weekly thought papers. These low-stakes assignments—simply asking the students to tell a story from […]

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Every Graph Tells a Story: Teaching Tips

July 31, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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By Sophia E. Hayes, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Institute for School Partnership Faculty Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis Practitioners in nearly all fields communicate the results of their data gathering via graphs. Informed citizens, reading newspapers and magazines, are also regularly exposed to charts and graphs for showing data (side […]

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Registration Open for SoTL Faculty Learning Community

July 26, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Registration is now open for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Faculty Learning Community. The learning community is designed to support faculty who are interested in incorporating SoTL research into their teaching practice. Through monthly meetings over the 2019-2020 academic year, participants will gain exposure to SoTL research from varied disciplines, design a SoTL […]

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EPIC Learning Community Registration Open

July 24, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Registration is now open for the EPIC Learning Community. The EPIC Learning Community is an interdisciplinary program for graduate students in their first years at Washington University who are getting ready for or participating in their initial teaching experiences. The program provides a structure in which graduate students can develop relationships with others who are interested […]

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Ways to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive

July 23, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“Besides teaching content and skills in your discipline, your role is to help students learn. And not just some students,” write Viji Sathy, Ph.D., teaching associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and an administrator in the office of undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Kelly A. Hogan, Ph.D., associate dean of […]

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How Instructors Can Help First-Generation Students Study

July 23, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Students who are the first in their families to go to college have drive and determination, but they often lack study skills to succeed in rigorous courses. Instructors can help first-generation students by teaching study skills in class and encouraging struggling students to reach out for additional assistance, according to Gail Horowitz, Ph.D., a faculty […]

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