Most teachers know that caring for students is important, but do they realize just how important? A recent article by Steven A. Meyers offers a succinct, well-referenced, and persuasive review of research that addresses the topic.
From the Association for Psychological Sciences, a helpful article by Mary J. Allen on teaching non-traditional students. "The 'traditional' student is becoming increasingly uncommon, and faculty face a rich mixture of students, diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, and the exclusivity of academics in their lives." Review these ideas for reaching your increasingly diverse set of students.
Get some 4x6 cards from the bookstore and have students write down answers, then use these cards to take roll. You might be able to think of other questions you'd like to ask, depending on the course and the students in each class (e.g., seniors vs. freshpersons).
See June 28 and June 14 2012 blog entries from Tori Svoboda, Associate Dean of Students at UST. She focuses on strategies to address the needs of first generation students and provides excellent suggestions for teachers.
The LearnmoreMN blog features monthly guest bloggers who share their perspectives on helping more Minnesota children succeed in school and pursue higher education.
This newsletter is a great source even if you're not teaching online. It provides tips for all kinds of technology use in the classroom. We have an institutional subscription so you can get it for free; contact Elizabeth Smith in Faculty Development to get access.
Will the promise of digital scholarship be fully realized? How will yesterday’s norms adapt to tomorrow’s possibilities? This website will help you understand the changing landscape and how it affects you and your research.
Ann Johnson's insight:
Valuable resource for those interested in the Digital Scholarship movement.
If you use PowerPoint lectures in your face-to-face classes, you can use those same lectures as jumping-off points for creating narrated animations for your online students to watch. That’s the good news.
Three new teachers at the front end of academic careers, about to face their first classes as teachers, want to know from somebody at the back end, “What’s most important for new teachers to know?” I don’t hear myself saying anything very coherent.