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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