Friday, May 22, 2015

Teaching and Learning Link to See: May 22, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of four intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"Retention in the Trenches"
"Studies show that one of the most important factors affecting students’ persistence and success is the quality of their classroom experience." A few practical ways that instructors can make an impact.

"Trying Team-Based Inquiry to Teach Research Skills in the Humanities"
By collaborating, students are able to more easily handle their first journey through the research process

"Let Students Summarize the Previous Lesson"
Instead of giving a review of the last week's material, task your students with presenting what they know.

"A Simple DIY Approach to Tracking and Improving Student Learning Outcomes"
A profile of how one instructor uses data gleaned from exam questions to shape his teaching and increase student learning.


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Monday, May 18, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: May 18, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
We're back after a brief hiatus with a few articles to start your Summer!
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"An exercise to Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety and Create Community in the Classroom"
Are your students reluctant to speak or present projects in front of the class? Consider using this icebreaker.

"Cheating Inadvertently"
How do you define plagiarism? It may differ from how it is defined by students and by your colleagues.

"Teaching Science so it Sticks"
The University of Oregon and other institutions are aiming to make introductory science courses engaging, not intimidating, through the use of a variety of active learning strategies and course re-designs.

"Critical Thinking Toolbox: How to Brainstorm"
Six elements of the perfect brainstorm session.

"Professor and Students Share Reactions to the Flipped Classroom"
Advice from one professor (as well as insights from a few students) on the course design strategies and other factors to consider when taking on a flipped classroom. 


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: April 20, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of four intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"How Assignment Design Shapes Student Learning"
A look at the relationship between course assignments and learning outcomes.

"Don't Rely on Grades Alone"
"How do we teach so that [students] are motivated to learn because they want to learn, not just because they have to jump through the hoops we've set up?"

"How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function?"
Two short videos breaking down the research on sleep that can be shared with students. 

"Rubrics - More than Just Assessment"
The benefits that rubrics provide can go beyond simply being a grading time-saver.

"My Nomadic Class"
The pedagogical ramifications of one professor and his students challenging the idea of what makes a classroom.

    
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: April 13, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of four intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"Female Students and Critical Mass in Learning Groups"
A new study finds that grouping female students together can increase their levels of participation.

"How to Teach Effectively Without Spending All of Your Time Preparing: Five Tips"
"The good news is that it is possible both to be an excellent teacher and to avoid spending all of your time preparing for class, teaching, and grading."

"How Teaching can Inform Scholarship"
A look at how both your research and your teaching commitments can live in harmony.

"Podcast: Storytelling as Teaching"
An in-depth discussion of the benefits and applications of this active learning strategy.
    
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: April 6, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"The 3 Essential Functions of Your Syllabus, Part 2"
Continuing the discussion on the role the syllabus plays in a course, the author explores how we can get students to read and use a syllabus.

"Structuring Discussions: Online and Face-to-Face"
Sometimes providing structure can help facilitate meaningful contributions from students. Here are some tips.

"Are Lectures the Best Way to Teach Students?"
Two academics offer their views on the pros and cons of lecturing.

"Relevant Math for Students' Lives: Creating Context with Social Justice Issues"
Using real-world issues and scenarios to provide answers to the student question: "when will I ever use this?"

"Watch a Professor's Elaborate April Fools' Joke Slay His Lecture Class"
An extreme example of using humor in the classroom.


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: March 26, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"Blogs, Essays or Both?"
Embracing a new form of student writing.

"Teachers, Students and the Classroom Tango"
Thoughts about the back-and-forth relationship with students.

"7 Reasons Why We Need to Kill Boring Learning Objectives!"
Should objectives be stated explicitly for students?

"On Grading, Assessment and Learning"
"What if we approached grading as an opportunity?"

"Yik Yak and Online Anonymity are Good for College Students"
  A positive take on how the app (and anonymity) can benefit students in and out of a classroom environment.


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Friday, March 20, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: March 20, 2015

Teaching & Learning Links to See This Week
A roundup of five intriguing or informative posts and articles from the around the internet:

"'Know Thy Selfie': A Selfie Group Discussion Assignment"
An assignment that asks students to take a critical look at what their 'selfies' represent.

"The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers"
What are the hallmarks of great teaching?

"Using Cumulative Exams to Help Students Revisit, Review, and Retain Course Content"
The merits of having students retain information throughout the semester.

"The 4 Biggest Mistakes that Teachers Make When Integrating Technology"
Keep these in mind when thinking about employing a new technology in your teaching.

"What it Means to be a Reflective Teacher"
Is there a formula for reflection? How can it help you improve your teaching?


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