Monday, June 29, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: June 29, 2015

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

"A Professor Crowdsources a Syllabus on the Charleston Shootings"
A timely collection of great resources to be used for scholarly and in-class discussion.

"Conquering Mountains of Essays"
Best Practices for making your grading and feedback time more efficient.

"The Power of Language to Influence Thought and Action"
What message are we sending when we "cover" content, "correct" exams, and "give" out grades?

"Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs (Infographic)"
Bloom's Taxonomy of learning objectives gets a 21st century update.

"Getting Students to do the Reading"
Students rate the most effective strategies used for motivating them to read.


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Friday, June 12, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: June 12, 2015

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

"Before and After: 4 Slide Makeover Tips"
Handy tips for creating more impactful, effective slides.

"Framing Assignments for Clarity"
"I get fewer questions about clarification now, and I feel like my students have a better understanding of not only what I am asking of them, but why I create the assignments I do" 

"Top 4 Presentation Tools for Teachers"
Some alternative tools to consider when putting together your next lesson.

"How to Avoid Being a Helicopter Professor"
Ensuing that the instructor is truly the "guide on the side" when students are given more freedom and control.


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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links to See: June 2, 2015

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

"How Not to Lose Control of a Class"
Experts (including ATLE's own Kevin Yee) offer their advice for effectively dealing with classroom disturbances.

"Fostering Student Learning through the Use of Debates"
Debate activities, especially those that force students to take a positions that challenges their own beliefs, emphasize critical thinking skills.

"The Pedagogy of Trolls"
"Learning to deal with trolls, controversy, and criticism is educationally important. But the time to begin teaching students these lessons is prior to publication; not after they have been attacked."

"Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves"
Practical ways that an instructor can reinforce the motivational qualities of autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance.

"Even an Earthquake Can't Stir Student Empathy"
One professor reflects on the perceived lack of empathy from students concerning a global issue, at an institution that emphasizes global citizenship. 


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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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