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A Memo to Students about Studying for Finals

A Memo to Students about Studying for Finals | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
The end of the semester is rarely pretty. You’re tired. I’m tired. We both have too much to do, and you're feeling the pressure to perform well on finals.
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Student Writing Conferences: Metaphors and Office Décor

Student Writing Conferences: Metaphors and Office Décor | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
When faculty hold writing conferences with their students, they provide individualized attention and feedback young writers need. Here's how to get started.
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What Happened When I Stopped Lecturing

What Happened When I Stopped Lecturing | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Now, instead of listening to a lecture, students analyze case studies, work through ethics dilemmas, and complete ethics surveys in teams of three.
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Five Ways to Get Students Thinking about Learning, Not Grades

Five Ways to Get Students Thinking about Learning, Not Grades | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Grades matter, of course, but we need to get students more focused on learning and more accurately understanding it's a matter of effort more than ability.
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You Think You Know Grades? Here’s How They Really Work

You Think You Know Grades? Here’s How They Really Work | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
When you grade on a curve, you make assumptions about the student population. When you don't, you make an assumption about the test.
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Teachers Going Gradeless – Arthur Chiaravalli – Medium

Teachers Going Gradeless – Arthur Chiaravalli – Medium | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
After years of teaching using the principles of standards-based learning and grading, I encountered two findings that radically changed my perspective on assessment, grading, and reporting. The first…
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Moving from Multitasking to Mindfulness

Moving from Multitasking to Mindfulness | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
At campuses of all sizes, faculty have begun their own mindfulness practices and incorporate both direct and nuanced teaching methods in their classrooms.
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Mistakes Don't Have to Be Setbacks: 3 Ways to Be Resilient

Mistakes Don't Have to Be Setbacks: 3 Ways to Be Resilient | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
It’s never pleasant to make mistakes but they don't have to ruin your life. New research on resilience shows 3 ways to keep little things that go wrong from becoming a big deal.
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Should We Lose the Lecture? – Stanford Magazine – Medium

Should We Lose the Lecture? – Stanford Magazine – Medium | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
To AN OUTSIDER, the contest at the heart of Carl Wieman’s 2009 experiment at the University of British Columbia might have looked laughably lopsided. On one side was a charismatic veteran professor…
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Using laptops in class harms academic performance, study warns

Using laptops in class harms academic performance, study warns | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Researchers say undergraduates who use computers in class score half a grade lower than those who write notes
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How To Handle Students Who Give You Attitude

How To Handle Students Who Give You Attitude | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Eye rolls, deep sighs, melodramatic body language . . . They're responses to teacher requests or reminders (i.e. 'Please put your backpack away.') that aren't quite disrespectful. But darn close. Sometimes they're accompanied by a sarcastic 'Sorry!' or 'Oh my gosh!' They're delivered indirectly and out of frustration and are usually not malicious. They do, however, have a way of getting under the teacher's skin. So much so that here at SCM we've heard from dozens of teachers wondering how best to handle it. There is something about student 'attitude' that drives teachers up the wall. At the very least
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Timeless Quotes for Teaching and Learning Inspiration

Timeless Quotes for Teaching and Learning Inspiration | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
In this blog post, Maryellen Weimer shares some of her favorite quotations pulled from a variety of teaching and learning resources.
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5 Ways College Teachers Can Improve Their Instruction

5 Ways College Teachers Can Improve Their Instruction | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Want your college class to be exceptional? These strategies will make your teaching more engaging, effective, and satisfying for you and your students.
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Literacy Levels Among College Students

Literacy Levels Among College Students | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Some may wonder why we need to examine reading strategies for college students. After all, shouldn't they have already developed advanced reading abilities?
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Why Focus Makes Us Smarter--and 8 Ways to Sharpen Yours

Why Focus Makes Us Smarter--and 8 Ways to Sharpen Yours | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Focus makes us smarter. In a recent study using mice, when their attention improved, so did their cognitive performance. The same is true for humans. 
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Icebreakers that Rock

Icebreakers that Rock | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Too many classroom icebreakers require students to take big social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other
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Study Strategies for Before, During, and After Class

Study Strategies for Before, During, and After Class | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Students direct the majority of their energy to learning material after class, which causes an unnecessary cycle of complication. Here's a better option.
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Colleges turn ‘fake news’ epidemic into a teachable moment

Colleges turn ‘fake news’ epidemic into a teachable moment | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Professors focus on news literacy for a generation raised on social media.
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Fostering Student Connectedness: Building Relationships in the Classroom

Fostering Student Connectedness: Building Relationships in the Classroom | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Students said caring, student-centered instructors who are passionate about both teaching and the course material made them feel more connected in class.
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The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
How to sculpt an environment that optimizes creative flow and summons relevant knowledge from your long-term memory through the right retrieval cues.
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How I Turned Formative Assessment into a Dialogue with My Students

How I Turned Formative Assessment into a Dialogue with My Students | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
When formative feedback felt like a dead end, this teacher dug in and figured out how to empower students by making the process a two-way street.
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A Moving Syllabus

A Moving Syllabus | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Mindy McGarrah Sharp Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ethics Phillips Theological Seminary What do you know to be true now that you used to think was false? What do you know to be false now that you used to think was true? What is something you’ve always thought true
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The slow professor can dish out a more nutritious education – Barbara Seeber & Maggie Berg | Aeon Ideas

The slow professor can dish out a more nutritious education – Barbara Seeber & Maggie Berg | Aeon Ideas | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
The academy has moved to the fast lane. Corporatisation has sped up the clock, compromising teaching, scholarship and collegiality. The ‘slow movement’ – originating in slow food – challenges the frantic pace and homogenisation of contemporar
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What Happens in a Course is a Shared Responsibility

What Happens in a Course is a Shared Responsibility | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
What happens in any course is the combined result of teacher and student actions. Students can contribute to the success of a course in three main ways.
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