Monday, February 1, 2016

Teaching and Learning Links of the Week: January 29, 2016

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

"Digital Distractions"
Study: The use of devices in the classroom for nonclass purposes is on the rise.

"The First Few Weeks"
Reflecting on one's successes and setbacks as the semester kicks off.

"Teaching Ourselves to Teach"
"Concrete ways faculty can work with other colleagues to improve their teaching"

"A Fresh Take on Successful Group Work"
Translating the approach that successful teams in the private sector 
    
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Teaching and Learning Links of the Week: January 22, 2015

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

"The Rhythms of the Semester: Implications for Practice, Persona"
Planning for the 3 major phases of a semester.

"When Students Won't Do the Reading"
Priorities, dealines, and context.

"Broadening Pedagogical Knowledge by Learning from Other Disciplines"
The argument for looking for teaching and learning solutions outside of your field.

"Small Changes in Teaching: The First Five Minutes of Class"
4 quick ways to shift students' attention from life's disctractions to your course content.

    
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Friday, December 11, 2015

ATLE Annual Top 10 Flyer

As we approach the end of the year, we at ATLE like to look back at some of the best teaching and learning literature and blogs that have been produced this year and share them with you! 

Click the link below to view our Annual Top 10 Flyer, curated by ATLE staff. As a bonus we have also included some of the most interesting TED Talks of the year.


2015 Annual Top 10: http://www.usf.edu/atle/services/2015-top-ten.aspx 


Have a great holiday break, and happy reading!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links of the Week: November 23, 2015

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

"Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class"
Taking advantage of the pre-class time to improve your students' learning.

"Why We Should Teach Less, Not More"
A discussion of how a lighter teaching load can posititvely influence classroom performance.

"Stimulate Students to Intellectual Effort Beyond That Required by Most Courses"
The value of getting your students to think beyond simply remembering and knowing.

"36 Books on Higher Education"
Which have you read? Which do you want to read?
    
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links of the Week: November 16, 2015

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

"In Search of Pedagogical Neutrality"
Lecturing or active learning? Why not both?

"How to Get Students to Stop Using their Cell Phones in Class"
Is it a lost cause? Two professors offer their strategies.

"It's Not Me, It's You: Coping with Student Resistance"
One professor reflects on (and reacts to) her student evaluations.

"Your Dissertation is Almost Done. What's Next? Turnitin."
A look at the effect plagiarism detection software is having on student-teacher relationships.


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Friday, October 9, 2015

Teaching and Learning Links of the Week: October 9, 2015

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

"How to Teach in an Age of Distraction"
Sherry Turkle offers strategies and thoughts about the stuggle over student attention.

"Grading Exams with Integrity"
The Teaching in Higher Ed podcast offers some tips and tricks for reducing potential bias while grading.

"Thursday in the Park with Students"
How one instructor is bringing concepts to life outisde of the classroom.

"How Do I Make Choices About Who I Am As a Teacher?
Crafting one's "teaching persona" requires asking some introspective questions.

"Making Drafts Count"
Steps you can take to ensure that students are putting effort into drafts and subsequently valuing the feedback they receive.

Do you know of an interesting article that you would like to share with the ATLE community? Let us know! Email atle@usf.edu

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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

"Encouraging Participation in Your Classroom"
Strategies for getting students to speak up.

"Is There a Lecture Learning Gap?"
Are some students pre-disposed to gain more from lectures than others?

"In Defense of Continuous Exposition by the Teacher"
"According to the research, if your understanding of “lecture” involves engaging students in discussion and interaction during class, then you should keep lecturing. It’s “continuous exposition by the teacher” that’s the problem."

"Tweeting in Higher Education: Best Practices"
How to use this social media tool effectively in your course.

"What Can People Do to Get Better at Learning?"
A brief overview of some of the scientific research behind improving learning.

Do you know of an interesting article that you would like to share with the ATLE community? Let us know! Email atle@usf.edu