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How to Implement Brain-Based Learning Strategies in Your Courses | Faculty Focus

How to Implement Brain-Based Learning Strategies in Your Courses | Faculty Focus | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

If you think brain science isn’t part of your teaching job description, think again. Teachers deal with the neurochemistry behind student learning processes whether they want to or not. In this interactive presentation participants will gain basic knowledge of brain function with respect to learning. They will see how current teaching strategies address some of the neuroanatomical processes and how fundamental knowledge of brain structure can improve teaching strategies.

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Choosing and Using Group Activities in the College Classroom

Choosing and Using Group Activities in the College Classroom | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Learn three different group work methodologies for the college classroom and identify which are appropriate for your courses, students, and teaching style.

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Using Grading Policies to Promote Learning

Using Grading Policies to Promote Learning | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Can grading policies motivate learning? Too often they motivate getting the grade, not necessarily the learning.
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Research: Iterative Decision-Making Improves Critical Thinking -- Campus Technology

Research: Iterative Decision-Making Improves Critical Thinking -- Campus Technology | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Want to help your students improve their critical thinking? Then give them opportunities to make decisions during your lab exercises. According to a research project at Stanford University and the University of British Columbia, students who make decisions about how to improve their data gathering abilities, even in the simplest of experiments, gain skills of decision-making that will help them in more advanced science courses.

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Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning » Embracing Challenging Students

Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning »  Embracing Challenging Students | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Following thoughtful class design, lecture preparation, online class portal updating, and first day of class clothing selection comes the time when we, as teachers, must step into the classroom and actually interact with students. Regardless of the degree of preparation, unexpected problems may arise as students begin to interact with you and the class materials. Some students may not agree with your approach, and they may tell you as much. In fact, some students might go so far as to question your thoughtful wardrobe choices as well!

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Why community is now part of my mathematics courses

Why community is now part of my mathematics courses | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Yesterday as I was laying out some details of my upcoming Fall semester course design, I mentioned that I was introducting a new category of assessment in my courses called Learning Community. And if you go into the syllabi for my Fall courses and look in the section containing the main learning objectives for the course – the basic principles that define student success – you will find this:

 

Students will be active, caring, and productive contributors to the class learning community.

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Checklist for Launching a New Online Degree Program

Checklist for Launching a New Online Degree Program | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Join us Sept. 2 to learn insight about how the best online programs work and how you can model that success at your own school. This FREE podcast can help you and your school mount and support a respected new online degree program.

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It's the Little Things That Count in Teaching

It's the Little Things That Count in Teaching | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Line up course readings. Plan the syllabus. Design lesson plans and homework assignments. Those are some of the big-picture elements that we all fret over as college instructors preparing for the fall semester. But as teachers of writing and rhetoric, we've come to realize the crucial role of the (often overlooked) "little" things.

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10 Ways to Support New Faculty

10 Ways to Support New Faculty | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Mentoring programs don’t have to cost a lot to be effective for rookie academics.


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Call for Proposals: The Teaching Professor Conference 2016

Call for Proposals: The Teaching Professor Conference 2016 | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

The Teaching Professor invites proposals for concurrent sessions and poster presentations for the 2016 Teaching Professor Conference, June 3-5, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

 

Now in its 13th year, The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share practical ideas and best practices that advance college teaching and learning.

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What Kind of Feedback Helps Students Who Are Doing Poorly?

What Kind of Feedback Helps Students Who Are Doing Poorly? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Students perform poorly in our courses for a variety of reasons. Here are some ideas on the type of feedback that best helps them turn things around.

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A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | 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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Where Does Innovative Teaching Come From?

Where Does Innovative Teaching Come From? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

The survey asked faculty to identify practices and procedures that advance and hinder innovative teaching. An atmosphere of collaboration is essential.

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First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory

First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

When creating your interest inventory, you need to consider what you need to know about your students in order to effectively teach them.

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From F2F to Online: Getting It Right

From F2F to Online: Getting It Right | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Transitioning a face-to-face course to the online learning environment requires careful preparations that take into account differences between the two.

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These Videos Could Change How You Think About Teaching

These Videos Could Change How You Think About Teaching | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Michael Wesch believes that college teaching should transform the learner. He’s sharing that philosophy through short videos on his new website, My Teaching Notebook.
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New Flipped Classroom Survey Highlights Benefits and Challenges

New Flipped Classroom Survey Highlights Benefits and Challenges | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

A Faculty Focus survey on the flipped classroom sought to find out who’s flipping, who’s not, and the barriers and benefits to those who flip. Download the full report.

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The First Day of Class: A Once-a-Semester Opportunity

The First Day of Class: A Once-a-Semester Opportunity | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

There’s only one first day of class. Here are some ideas for taking advantage of opportunities that are not available on any other day of the course.

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It's in the syllabus.

As a new academic year begins in many parts of the United States, my social network is being flooded with colleagues' painful posts about getting students to read the syllabus.  Many complain that ...
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Personal Goals: An Exercise in Student Self-Assessment

Personal Goals: An Exercise in Student Self-Assessment | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Brief self-assessment exercises, in the form of personal goal setting, can help students understand and develop their metacognitive abilities.

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Building Student Engagement: 15 Strategies for the College Classroom

Building Student Engagement: 15 Strategies for the College Classroom | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

The more time students spend as active participants in learning activities, the more they learn. Research has proven this strong correlation again and again. But that doesn’t make it any easier to achieve. As an instructor, the challenge lies in not only lighting that fire of student engagement, but keeping the fire burning when student apathy and boredom creep into your classroom.

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How Do You Learn?

How Do You Learn? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

How we learn influences the decisions we make about how to teach. It often starts with the habit of teaching the kind of course we’d like to take.

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Four Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Learning Environment

Four Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Learning Environment | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

One of the keys to success is to have assessments that provide reliable information about student learning in the various phases of flipped learning.

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Step Outside the Major, Please

Step Outside the Major, Please | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Why you should encourage humanities majors to cross the border into math and science, and vice versa.
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Essay on whether academe knows how to judge teaching | InsideHigherEd

Essay on whether academe knows how to judge teaching | InsideHigherEd | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

What, then, is the critical element for teaching success? I say the best teachers are learning driven; their teaching is wholly focused on developing a deep understanding of the subject matter in the minds of their students. This entails much more than presenting information. Learning-driven teachers don’t simply wish or hope their students learn -- they take actions to see that the desired kind of learning takes place. 

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What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment

What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Watching a colleague achieve her fitness goals using a tracker has caused me to revisit the power of formative assessment as a learning tool.
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