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Essay on the importance of rejection to academic careers

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"Rejections are a dirty secret among academics. . . . The result is that many scholars, especially junior ones, have unrealistic expectations. For this reason Donald Hall, in his book The Academic Self, recommends that experienced academics tell more about their failures, as encouragement to others not to give up."

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Helpful perspective on weathering rejection in the publication process. Persistence is key; adjusting your mental framework for interpreting rejection will help you persist.

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New ways to grade more effectively (essay)

New ways to grade more effectively (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
While we in higher education keep using it, our grading system is broken, argues Linda B. Nilson, and she offers some concrete ways to fix it.
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Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class

Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Four quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content.
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Your first salary

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Learning to negotiate is a key skill early career psychologists need to develop.
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The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers

The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Even if you weren’t born with some of these qualities, you can develop them.
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Take It Easy: The Wisdom of Robert Boice | GradHacker | Inside Higher Ed

Take It Easy: The Wisdom of Robert Boice | GradHacker | Inside Higher Ed | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
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Provide ‘Feedforward’ with Exemplars

Provide ‘Feedforward’ with Exemplars | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Feedforward is an interesting concept that gets us out of the rut of only focusing on what we communicate to students about their work after the fact.
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Nine Ways to Improve Class Discussions

Nine Ways to Improve Class Discussions | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Too many classroom discussions are still dominated by teacher talk. This post offers nine simple suggestions for increasing the impact of class discussions.
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First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory

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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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Developing a Teaching Persona

Developing a Teaching Persona | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Do new teachers have to stumble into a teaching persona or style that works for them, for their students, and with their content by trial and error?
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Ending at the Start

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Three reasons to conclude your course by asking students to think about next semester’s version of the class.
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Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and tools for developing learning objectives

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and tools for developing learning objectives | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
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From Iowa State University Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning -- Excellent tools for developing clear and measurable learning objectives. 

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Riding Out Rejection | The Scientist Magazine®

Riding Out Rejection | The Scientist Magazine® | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
How to navigate the choppy waters of scientific publication
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Becoming a Better Teacher: Articles for New and Not-So-New Faculty - Faculty Focus

Becoming a Better Teacher: Articles for New and Not-So-New Faculty - Faculty Focus | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The literature on teaching and learning can do a good job of shaping our broader thinking if it’s sampled across disciplines, topics, and categories.
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A Lecture From the Lectured

A Lecture From the Lectured | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
We're tired of sitting silently in the dark, listening to you read the PowerPoint aloud.
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Words of wisdom from the students themselves.

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Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class

Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Three simple ways you can set up the day’s learning before the metaphorical bell rings.
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The Invisible Labor of Minority Professors

The Invisible Labor of Minority Professors | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The hands-on attention that minority faculty members willingly provide to a diversifying population of students is an unheralded linchpin in helping them succeed.
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Are College Lectures Unfair?

Are College Lectures Unfair? | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Evidence suggests that it’s not the right form of teaching for many women, minorities and low-income students.
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UDL: A Systematic Approach to Supporting Diverse Learners

UDL: A Systematic Approach to Supporting Diverse Learners | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
UDL helps us present content, structure learning, and devise assessments that will be effective for students with different strengths and challenges.
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How to make learning accessible to all. Important tools for building inclusivity.

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Cruel Student Comments: Seven Ways to Soothe the Sting

Cruel Student Comments: Seven Ways to Soothe the Sting | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Student comments offer only one perspective on teaching. Thorough evaluation of teaching effectiveness requires that each of us reflect on our practices.
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Students not paying attention? Take responsibility for engaging them.

Students not paying attention? Take responsibility for engaging them. | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Although some faculty believe it's up to students to pay attention, there are things we can do to help keep them actively involved in their learning.
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Soliciting External-Review Letters for your tenure review portfolio

Soliciting External-Review Letters for your tenure review portfolio | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Crafting the list of potential reviewers is the most critical part.
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