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Instruction, pedagogy, learning and teaching strategies for higher education.
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Lesson Planning for the University Classroom

Lesson Planning for the University Classroom | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it

This is a very inspiring article of the importance of lesson planning in higher education

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Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right

Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
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Feedback - la oveja negra - in my teaching

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Why You Should Fake a Smile: How Your Emotions Affect Your Student's Learning

Why You Should Fake a Smile: How Your Emotions Affect Your Student's Learning | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
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excellent article about the importance of emotions when teaching

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12 Strategies For Critical Assessment

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12 Strategies For Critical Assessment
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Improving teaching at universities

The University of Tokyo seeks to improve the quality of teaching methods at Japanese universities by introducing a new course for graduate students. This seemingly small but potentially important new ...
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Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus

Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
Almost 25 years have passed since Chickering and Gamson offered seven principles for good instructional practices in undergraduate education.
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Better Research Basics, One Sentence at a Time | Faculty Focus

Better Research Basics, One Sentence at a Time | Faculty Focus | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
Breathes there a professor of any subject with soul so dead who never to himself hath said, “Today’s undergraduates are hopeless at research!” (apologies to Sir Walter Scott).
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Classroom Management

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Favourite infographic for March: Theories of learning

Favourite infographic for March: Theories of learning | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
I don't know about you, but I spend a lot of time these days digesting information through infographics. Indeed, I find myself regularly talking about them at conferences, even in my own presentati...
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The 8 Elements Project-Based Learning Must Have - Edudemic

The 8 Elements Project-Based Learning Must Have - Edudemic | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
If you're contemplating using Project-Based Learning or are already trying out the latest craze to hit the modern classroom, you should know about this checklist.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 25, 2013 4:11 AM

This is quite a useful checklist. I don't think these thing really apply just to project based learning.

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How to Become a Distinguished/Highly Qualified ("4") Teacher > Eye On Education

How to Become a Distinguished/Highly Qualified ("4") Teacher > Eye On Education | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
Adapted from Students Taking Charge: Inside the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom.
Nancy Sulla helps students take more ownership over th...
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Helping Students Make A Connection Between What They’re Learning In School To Their Goals In Life | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Helping Students Make A Connection Between What They’re Learning In School To Their Goals In Life | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
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Eight Standards for Assessing Teacher Excellence

Eight Standards for Assessing Teacher Excellence | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
As some states gear up for Race to the Top Round 3, and other states continue to press forward in their quest to adequately evaluate teachers and cu...
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The Matthew Effect: What Is It and How Can You Avoid It In Your Classroom?

The Matthew Effect: What Is It and How Can You Avoid It In Your Classroom? | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
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This is a very interesting article con the effects of rich and poor reading skills.

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How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It

How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
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I'd like to try peer teaching with my students.

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Concept to Classroom: Course Menu

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A great series of workshop for both new and experienced teachers.

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Face What Isn’t Working in Our Higher Ed Courses and Find Out Why | Faculty Focus

Face What Isn’t Working in Our Higher Ed Courses and Find Out Why | Faculty Focus | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
Not everything we do in our courses works as well as we'd like. Sometimes it’s a new assignment that falls flat, other times it’s something that consistently disappoints.
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Very good advice on becoming reflective teachers.

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Assessing Assessment: Five Keys to Success | Faculty Focus

Assessing Assessment: Five Keys to Success | Faculty Focus | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
There are those in the academic community who dread hearing and reading about assessment.
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What Types of Writing Assignments Are in Your Syllabus? | Faculty Focus

Thanks to the Writing-Across-the-Curriculum movement we are having our students write more and we’re using a wider range of writing assignments. Right?
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Classroom Tips

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Five Things Students Can Learn through Group Work | Faculty Focus

I often get questions about group work. Recently, the question was phrased like this: “Can students learn anything in groups?” And, like faculty sometimes do, this questioner proceeded with the answer.
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Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions

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TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “

 

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:16 PM

It is interesting how few classroom teachers and administrators are aware of what self-directed learning is. SDL is an imperative for our children.

Avery's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:56 PM

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You can't teach someone how to learn. You can give them helpful tips and advice, but a single structure for education is not going to work for everyone. It's so much harder for people to learn their true potential, to reach their goals, when they're only shown a single path to them. You show them the path through the forest, but what if there's a rock face nearby that also leads up to where they want to go, and what if they happen to be a fantastic rock climber? It just makes more sense to show someone a map if you can, instead of directing them towards only one path.

Official AndreasCY's curator insight, March 30, 2013 2:58 PM

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 

Famous Self-Taughts (Autodidacts): Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Herb Rits (in addition to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, John D. Rockefeller, and many others)

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How to Define Speaking, Listening, and Thinking Goals > Eye On Education

How to Define Speaking, Listening, and Thinking Goals > Eye On Education | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
In Teaching Critical Thinking: Using Seminars for 21st Century Thinking, Terry Roberts and Laura Billings show how a seminar approach can lead stude...
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5 Methods for Developing Problem-Solving Skills > Eye On Education

5 Methods for Developing Problem-Solving Skills > Eye On Education | Teaching Excellence | Scoop.it
In Teaching Students to Dig Deeper: The Common Core in Action Ben Johnson identifies the skills and qualities that students need, based on the Common ...
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The cognitive power of error

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Digital bloom’s taxonomy

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Angela Velez-Solic, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 1, 2013 4:33 PM

I believe in using this for all online discussion questions and assignments.