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What’s the Story on Learning Styles?

What’s the Story on Learning Styles? | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
We have this tendency in higher education to throw babies out with bath water. It derives from dualistic thinking. Either something is right or wrong, it’s in or out, up or down. As mature thinkers, we disavow these dichotomous perspectives, but then find their simplicity hard to resist. They make complicated things easy.

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What to do with a bad third-year review (essay)

What to do with a bad third-year review (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
It can be challenging to receive criticism, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, but it can also provide an opportunity to discern the difference between how you believe things should be and how they actually are.
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Prior Knowledge as an Unexpected Obstacle to Learning

Prior Knowledge as an Unexpected Obstacle to Learning | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Prior knowledge helps us make sense of new ideas and information. But when that prior is incomplete, confused or flawed, it can create barriers to learning.
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A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions

A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions | Web Resources for New Faculty | 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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Benefits of Talking with Students about Mid-Course Evaluations

Benefits of Talking with Students about Mid-Course Evaluations | Web Resources for New Faculty | 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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Why it's important to identify role models (essay)

Why it's important to identify role models (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
It’s important to know that the big things to which you aspire can be done -- and that you can do them, advises Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
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From the Purdue Center for Instructional Excellence - Intercultural Learning Teaching Tips

From the Purdue Center for Instructional Excellence - Intercultural Learning Teaching Tips | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

The succinct teaching tips videos here explain the six building blocks or the basis for the Intercultural Knowledge and Competency AAC&U VALUE Rubric. 

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Common Active Learning Mistakes | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

Common Active Learning Mistakes | Tomorrow's Professor Postings | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Excellent tips for ensuring success with active learning in your classroom
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Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer

Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
You can’t count on your publications and awards to take care of you.
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Small Changes in Teaching: Giving Them a Say

Small Changes in Teaching: Giving Them a Say | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Three small ways to improve learning by giving students a measure of control.
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First day of class… anyone, anyone, anyone?

First day of class… anyone, anyone, anyone? | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Have you thought of what you are going to do on the first day of class? There are many great resources with both general recommendations on how to approach the first day as well as specific activities that you might want to try. We have gathered a few of these below for some quick reading before…
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Using Rubrics as a Defense Against Grade Appeals

Using Rubrics as a Defense Against Grade Appeals | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
After an instructor grades 30 essays, fairness can become secondary to exhaustion. Rubrics provide a quicker, fairer, and more transparent grading process.
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Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class

Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Don’t waste them trying to cram in eight more points or call out as many reminders as possible.
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Supporting Transgender Students in the Classroom

Supporting Transgender Students in the Classroom | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The needs of our transgender students are too often overlooked. This article outlines strategies to support gender diversity in your inclusive classroom.
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Avoiding Burnout: Self-Care Strategies for Faculty

Avoiding Burnout: Self-Care Strategies for Faculty | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Do you limp across the finish line every semester, completely exhausted and bordering on burnout? These self-care strategies will help you find balance.
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4 Simple Ways to Help Them Persist

You don’t have to reorganize your whole course to give students opportunities to learn from their mistakes in class.
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Frame Your Feedback: Making Peer Review Work in Class

Frame Your Feedback: Making Peer Review Work in Class | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
When you provide a framework to peer review, it allows students to receive more feedback and engage more frequently in the content they are learning.
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Your professional reputation begins with professionalism (essay)

Your professional reputation begins with professionalism (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
To advance you must interact with others, and the manner in which you do so affects your professional reputation, writes Michael A. Matrone.
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Colleges Help the Faculty Adapt Teaching for Foreign Students

Colleges Help the Faculty Adapt Teaching for Foreign Students | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Even taking small steps, like posting lecture slides online, can help an instructor better connect with international students, say experts.
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Backward Design, Forward Progress

Backward Design, Forward Progress | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Backward course design forces us, as faculty, to make tough decisions about what content is really needed for our students to achieve their learning goals.
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Why it feels so good to read about this Princeton professor’s failures

Why it feels so good to read about this Princeton professor’s failures | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Why this Princeton professor published a resume of his failures for all to see
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Examining a Teaching Life - Faculty Focus

Examining a Teaching Life - Faculty Focus | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
This isn’t a sunny tribute to the wonders of teaching. The place Walck finds herself is not one teachers can afford to spend a lot of time. But it is a place we need to visit.
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Improving My Teaching via Podcast

Improving My Teaching via Podcast | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
An array of compelling conversations on college teaching are out there, just waiting for you to listen in.
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Pedagogy Unbound: How to Make Your Assignments Better

Pedagogy Unbound: How to Make Your Assignments Better | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
We can’t make students do good work, but we can make sure we’re doing all we can to help.
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Clear Criteria: A Good Way to Improve Participation 

Clear Criteria: A Good Way to Improve Participation  | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
How should class participation be assessed? A combination or preparation, contribution to discussion, group skills, communication skills, and attendance. 
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