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Gimme an A! Confronting Presuppositions about Grading | Faculty Focus

Gimme an A! Confronting Presuppositions about Grading | Faculty Focus | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Sometimes, in informal conversations with colleagues, I hear a statement like this, “Yeah, not a great semester, I doled out a lot of C’s.” I wonder, did this professor create learning goals that were unobtainable by most of the class or did this professor lack the skills to facilitate learning? I present this provocative lead-in as an invitation to reflect upon our presuppositions regarding grading.

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Teaching strategies for the college classroom
Articles and resources to help college faculty improve their teaching and stay current on the latest pedagogical challenges and trends for the face-to-face, online, blended, and flipped classroom.
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Horizon Report App Makes Higher Ed Trend Data More Accessible

Horizon Report App Makes Higher Ed Trend Data More Accessible | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
The New Media Consortium’s mobile app puts research findings at users’ fingertips.
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On eliminating lectures, a reality-check: Part 1

On eliminating lectures, a reality-check: Part 1 | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
An article in the July 14 _Atlantic_ decries the 'elimination' of lecture. This is part 1 of a point-by-point rebuttal of that article.
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Key Issues in Teaching and Learning | EDUCAUSE.edu

Key Issues in Teaching and Learning | EDUCAUSE.edu | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
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A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Stanford physicist Carl Wieman is on a quest to bury the big lecture in favor of evidence-based techniques. But it's not clear higher education is listening.
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What Makes a Good Teacher?

What Makes a Good Teacher? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
You may never be as funny, approachable, or creative as your favorite teacher — the key is to try.
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Brave Classrooms and Courageous Conversations

Brave Classrooms and Courageous Conversations | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of Orlando, let's rededicate our energy into creating brave spaces for learning where students are exposed to different perspectives.
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2016 Teaching Professor Technology Conference | Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Atlanta

2016 Teaching Professor Technology Conference | Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Atlanta | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

At The Teaching Professor Technology Conference, you’ll take a close look at the diverse technologies that are influencing the ways teachers teach and learners learn. Whether the courses you teach are face-to-face, online, blended, flipped, or all of the above, the conference will help you take a more thoughtful approach to creating a better learning environment. You will leave invigorated with new ideas, information, and inspiration on the most effective ways to incorporate technology into your teaching

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Avoid These Five Rookie Mistakes When Flipping Your Class - FLIP It Consulting

Avoid These Five Rookie Mistakes When Flipping Your Class - FLIP It Consulting | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

There’s so much buzz about the flipped classroom model. From K-12 to higher education settings, from corporate training to continuing education, instructors around the world are talking about how to use inverted instructional design to engage students and improve the learning experience. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement! However, as I travel across the U.S. and speak with educators, it’s not uncommon for me to hear: “I tried it and it didn’t work at all” or “Students hated it” or “It took too much time” or “I’m never doing THAT again!”

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Racial Literacy as a Professor's Responsibility

Racial Literacy as a Professor's Responsibility | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
AAUP sessions center on faculty members' role and responsibilities regarding classroom conversations about race.
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Writing Project Features Mobile Technology, Team-Based Learning

Writing Project Features Mobile Technology, Team-Based Learning | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Working in teams of five, students were tasked with creating one-hour themed walking tours of the Auburn University campus using Google Maps.
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Unpacking the Problem of Unmotivated Online Students 

Unpacking the Problem of Unmotivated Online Students  | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Recently, I received this message from a college professor in response to a  blog post I wrote:

“I truly believe in the benefits of online learning; but only for those who really want to learn. And unfortunately, those students are few and far between—maybe 5 to 10 percent ... 

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Benefits of Talking with Students about Mid-Course Evaluations

Benefits of Talking with Students about Mid-Course Evaluations | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
It takes a certain amount of courage to talk with students about course evaluation results, but these conversations can yield powerful benefits.
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Free Webinar - Using Technology in Todays Classroom

Free Webinar - Using Technology in Todays Classroom | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Technology has transformed teaching, and when used correctly, can increase student engagement and deepen learning. Learn about some of the technologies you should be using in a way that makes sense for you and your students

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On eliminating lectures, a reality-check: Part 2

On eliminating lectures, a reality-check: Part 2 | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Part 2 of my response to an article in the July 14 _Atlantic_ about the 'elimination' of lecture. Here we take a look at the specious reasoning about time and datedness, and a look ahead at the rest of the article.
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Nebraska professor's unique teaching technique a hit among students

Nebraska professor's unique teaching technique a hit among students | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Every five weeks, the class studies a new leadership style under a different version of their professor.
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A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions

A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Why don't students ask questions in class? Is it shyness, lack of preparedness, or something else? Perhaps they simple don't know where to begin.
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Teaching Professors to Become Better Teachers

Teaching Professors to Become Better Teachers | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Many colleges are taking steps to help faculty members motivate and engage their students as new technology and research on effective techniques become available.
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Five Time-Saving Strategies for the Flipped Classroom

Five Time-Saving Strategies for the Flipped Classroom | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
One of the knocks on the flipped classroom is that it takes too much time. But you don't have to flip everything. You can do less and accomplish more.
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Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto

Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Every summer, I take time to reflect on the academic year that was. The classes I taught, the workshops I either facilitated or attended, what I learned from failures and successes in and out of the classroom–when it comes to my teaching, I try to be a critically reflective practitioner. Directing a teaching center on my campus gives me a chance to also ground that reflection in the larger discourse about teaching and learning in higher education.

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Six Things Faculty Can Do to Promote Student Engagement

Six Things Faculty Can Do to Promote Student Engagement | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Last week’s post encouraged us to reconsider what student engagement means. Today we explore some of the things teachers can do to better promote it.
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What Does Student Engagement Look Like?

What Does Student Engagement Look Like? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Engagement is a big part of learning, but what does student engagement look like? Are the students who talk in class more engaged than those who don't?
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Small Changes or Big Revolutions?

Small Changes or Big Revolutions? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

A new book says the higher-education model is too broken to be fixed piecemeal. I say we owe it to our future students to dream big. We owe it to the students in our classrooms today to start wherever we can, even if that means taking only one small step forward tomorrow morning.

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4 Simple Ways to Help Them Persist

4 Simple Ways to Help Them Persist | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
You don’t have to reorganize your whole course to give students opportunities to learn from their mistakes in class.
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Managing In-Class Learning Experiences in Flipped Classrooms

Managing In-Class Learning Experiences in Flipped Classrooms | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
In this ongoing series focused on flipped and active-learning classrooms, we’re taking a deeper look into how to create successful learning experiences for students. We’ve examined how to encourage students to complete pre-class work, how to hold students accountable for pre-class work, and how to connect pre-class work to in-class activities. Now let’s focus on the challenge of managing the in-person learning environment.Read more Managing In-Class Learning Experiences in Flipped Classrooms ›
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A Storify story of the 2016 Teaching Professor Conference (with images and tweets) 

The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share best practices that advance college teaching and learning. This Storify provides just a snapshot of this year's annual conference, which brought together more than 1,000 faculty, faculty developers, and instructional designers looking for evidence-based strategies to improve student learning. Enjoy!

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