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25 Twitter Tips For Your Professional Development | Young Upstarts

25 Twitter Tips For Your Professional Development | Young Upstarts | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
How exactly can you use Twitter for professional development? Check out our list to find 25 different ways.
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How Good Are Your Discussion Facilitation Skills?

How Good Are Your Discussion Facilitation Skills? | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
This survey can be used to more clearly identify the skills needed to lead class discussions and to gather student feedback as to your facilitation style.
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Strategies to Develop Student Note-Taking Skills

Strategies to Develop Student Note-Taking Skills | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Most students aren't very good at taking notes. Learn techniques you can quickly and easily introduce in your courses to boost their note-taking skills.
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How to Deal with Student Grammar Errors

How to Deal with Student Grammar Errors | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Teaching grammar in isolation is not only ineffective, it can actually make student writing worse. So when students make mistakes, what should teachers do?
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Four Student Misconceptions about Learning

Four Student Misconceptions about Learning | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Students harbor some fairly serious misconceptions that undermine their efforts to learn. Stephen Chew identifies four of them, which we outline here.
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Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Yes please.
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No wonder young Americans feel so important, when half of them finish high school as A students

No wonder young Americans feel so important, when half of them finish high school as A students | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
To graduate from high school with a grade-point average (GPA) of A, the top range of academic marks, used to be a crowning achievement and every parent's dream come true (literally, every parent's). Now, it's basically the norm. Nearly half of American high school students—47%, to be exact—are graduating with grades ranging from A+ t
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How Students Perceive Feedback

How Students Perceive Feedback | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
A group of students respond to questions about feedback. “What is feedback? How would you describe it? How do you go about getting it? How do you use it?”
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High-achieving Ivy League students often miss an important lesson about how to succeed in life

High-achieving Ivy League students often miss an important lesson about how to succeed in life | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
As a researcher and instructor at elite universities in the US, I watch with interest each year as parents and their children celebrate students’ admission to big-name schools with single-digit acceptance rates. I can attest that Ivy League schools and their competitors offer truly excellent educations. But if I could offer one piece of advice to incomin
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Feeling Stuck? Join the Club, and Try These Tips to Get Writing Again (R.S. Williams)

Feeling Stuck? Join the Club, and Try These Tips to Get Writing Again (R.S. Williams) | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Feeling Stuck? Join the Club, and Try These Tips to Get Writing Again R.S. Williams For almost 20 years, I taught college writing
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Professor Goldilocks and the Three Boundaries

Professor Goldilocks and the Three Boundaries | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Boundaries that are too rigid or too loose can negatively affect the teacher-student relationship. How do you strike the right balance?
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Does the Strategy Work? A Look at Exam Wrappers

Does the Strategy Work? A Look at Exam Wrappers | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
There’s a lot more complexity than meets the eye with almost every instructional strategy. This article looks at the effectiveness of exam wrappers.
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What’s Going on Behind the Blank Stare?

What’s Going on Behind the Blank Stare? | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Consider whether you are inadvertently increasing cognitive load for students with lower spatial abilities due to excessive diagrams, graphs, or visuals.
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An Inclusive Classroom Framework

An Inclusive Classroom Framework | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
A program at Iowa State helped faculty and academic leaders learn the most effective methods for teaching inclusively and welcoming a diverse classroom.
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A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
A learner-centered syllabus can take many forms, but often includes shared decision-making, a rationale for course objectives and tips for staying on track.
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Your Syllabus Doesn’t Have to Look Like a Contract

Only ChronicleVitae delivers higher ed jobs, a free dossier service, and career resources of Chronicle caliber. Recruiters find the most informed candidates in higher ed here.
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Four Reasons Assessment Doesn’t Work and What We Can Do About It

Four Reasons Assessment Doesn’t Work and What We Can Do About It | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Assessment works if we quit making excuses as to why it’s so difficult and instead look at the information to reinforce what works and discard what doesn’t.
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Stop Forcing Introverts to Speak in Class. There Are Better Ways.

Stop Forcing Introverts to Speak in Class. There Are Better Ways. | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
One professor understood, and the remarkable example she set showed me that there was no reason for introverts to struggle so much in the classroom.
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My Students Don’t Like Group Work

My Students Don’t Like Group Work | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
When a chemistry professor asked a particularly vocal class why they disliked group work so much, the students put together a top 10 list,
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Contradictions in How We Think about Teaching

Contradictions in How We Think about Teaching | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
It’s perplexing how we are committed to data but unwilling to act on it. How we can love learning, but step away when confronted with pedagogical knowledge.
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Teaching Students Specific Skills

Teaching Students Specific Skills | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
What are the unique challenges of teaching students how to do something, not something abstract like thinking, but how to execute a specific skill?
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Academics fear the value of knowledge for its own sake is diminishing

Academics fear the value of knowledge for its own sake is diminishing | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Are we in danger of losing academic freedom?
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To my colleagues, on the death of their students’ grandmother(s)

To my colleagues, on the death of their students’ grandmother(s) | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
It's entirely possible that I'm just not cool enough to enjoy this "humorous," "fictional" take on the the phenomena of students manufacturing dead grandmothers during finals week. Maybe it's because my own grandmother died while I was in college, my grandfather died while I was in grad school, or another grandmother died in while I was…
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You Cannot Learn What You Think You Already Know

You Cannot Learn What You Think You Already Know | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve your life.
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A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Critical Thinking and Democratic Decency

A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Critical Thinking and Democratic Decency | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
'Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.'
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