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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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Transforming Midterm Evaluations into a Metacognitive Pause

Transforming Midterm Evaluations into a Metacognitive Pause | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
By inviting students to reflect on their development, mid-course evaluations become less about what students like and more about what helps them learn.
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Teaching in Times of Crisis | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Teaching in Times of Crisis | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Teaching in Times of Crisis. Originally written in 2001 by CFT staff Revised and updated in April 2013 by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director Whether local, national, or international in scope, times of crisis can have a significant impact on the college classroom. The students need not be directly related or personally involved to experience anxiety or trauma. Whil
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A Return to Best Practices for Teaching Online -- Campus Technology

A Return to Best Practices for Teaching Online -- Campus Technology | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Co-authors Judith Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad have refined a list of 14 best practices based on core learning principles to help faculty succeed in creating effective online courses.
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20 Things Students Say Help Them Learn – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

20 Things Students Say Help Them Learn – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
What would happen if you asked undergraduate students not about how to please the professor but about what promotes good learning, for all of us, together, as participants in a learning community? I talked it over with the graduate-student instructor working with me, and we decided to do just that in the first discussion sections for the year. What better way to think together about what kind of learning community we wanted to build?
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2017 Teaching Professor Conference | June 2-4 

2017 Teaching Professor Conference | June 2-4  | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
The 14th Annual Teaching Professor Conference will be in St. Louis, Missouri from June 2-4, 2017. Learn more here.
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Digital appetite vs. what's on the table: Student attitudes toward digital course materials in 2016

Digital appetite vs. what's on the table: Student attitudes toward digital course materials in 2016 | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Discover student attitudes toward digital course materials in 2016 from Penn Schoen Berland and Pearson.
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Exam wrappers to help students learn - Center for Instructional Technology

Exam wrappers to help students learn - Center for Instructional Technology | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Exam wrappers contain a set of guided questions that encourage students to review their exams, determine where and why they lost points and how they could improve studying and exam taking in the future.
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Helping students become risk-takers in your course - Center for Instructional Technology

Helping students become risk-takers in your course - Center for Instructional Technology | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
In the CIT, we’re often asked by faculty what they can do to encourage students to take risks and understand the value of failure.

How do you use what’s been called “the educational power of discomfort”? 
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Most Faculty Believe Tech Has Positive Impact on Education -- Campus Technology

Most Faculty Believe Tech Has Positive Impact on Education -- Campus Technology | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Campus Technology's first-ever Teaching with Technology survey found that faculty have an overwhelmingly positive outlook on tech in the classroom.
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A Dose of Reality for First-Year Students and How We Can Help

A Dose of Reality for First-Year Students and How We Can Help | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
By the third or fourth week of college, most students have taken their first exam and reality sets in. This isn't going to be easy as they thought.
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An Introduction to Teaching through the Seasons

An Introduction to Teaching through the Seasons | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
After 39 years of teaching, a career will soon come to a close. These short narratives offer practical insights into a teaching life.
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PA016: An Interview with Dr. Oliver Dreon

PA016: An Interview with Dr. Oliver Dreon | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
A discussion with Dr. Oliver Dreon, chair of the Teaching Professor Technology Conference and an associate professor at Millersville University.
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Courses That Are Hard, but Not Too Hard: Finding the Sweet Spot

Courses That Are Hard, but Not Too Hard: Finding the Sweet Spot | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Courses need to be challenging, but when they become too hard, students stop trying and little learning results. So how do we find that sweet spot?
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Tips for a Healthy Academic Mind « Notes on Teaching and Learning

Tips for a Healthy Academic Mind « Notes on Teaching and Learning | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
We encourage you to spend some time thinking about ways to care for yourself and stay healthy during the most stressful times of the semester.
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Strategies to Teach Students How to Learn

Strategies to Teach Students How to Learn | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Dr. McGuire talks about who inspired her research interests, strategies to empower student learning, and her hopes for the future of higher education.
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How Padlet Can Help with Group Projects

How Padlet Can Help with Group Projects | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

During the Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Atlanta, I was a facilitator for a Strategy Swap session on group work. I met with two different groups of people for thirty minutes each, and we shared our strategies. Most of our discussion focused on group work in the classroom — that is, breaking students up into small groups to let them practice strategies we’re teaching them. However, in one of the groups, our conversation focused more on group assignments, or team projects. 


We shared a common problem across our disciplines (design, engineering, nursing, and English): How do you ensure all group members are accountable without encouraging them to “tattle” on one another?

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Are We Afraid to Let Students Make Mistakes?

Are We Afraid to Let Students Make Mistakes? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Faculty often comment that students are afraid to make mistakes, but I wonder if our need to control learning experiences is part of the problem as well.
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Reader Survey Finds Unprepared Students a Persistent Problem

Reader Survey Finds Unprepared Students a Persistent Problem | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Unprepared students, students who aren’t prepared for the rigors of college, and budget cuts are the top day-to-day challenges for faculty, readers say.
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The Questions We Should Be Asking Our Students

The Questions We Should Be Asking Our Students | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
If students do poorly on an exam, all you know is they didn’t learn the content. Did they study? How did they study? How do they approach difficult content?
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The Flipped Classroom Unplugged: Three Tech-Free Strategies for Engaging Students

The Flipped Classroom Unplugged: Three Tech-Free Strategies for Engaging Students | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
It takes a little creativity to flip your class, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating. These no-tech strategies get students interacting with the content.
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What Happens When Students Study Together?

What Happens When Students Study Together? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
The benefits of study groups are often compromised by students not taking the session seriously. Here's how we can improve how students study together.
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PA017: Online Synchronous Sessions

PA017: Online Synchronous Sessions | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
More colleges and universities are using ‘live chats’ and ‘virtual office hours’ to connect with online students. This podcast explores some best practices.
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How to Get the Most Out of Studying

How to Get the Most Out of Studying | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
This video series on how to study represents the latest in cognitive research on how people learn and Samford University professor Stephen Chew's many years of experience teaching undergraduates.
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No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer

No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
And it’s just as pointless to condemn any ban on electronic devices in the classroom.
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