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How Students Make Progress in Learning

How Students Make Progress in Learning | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
When we think and talk about learning, the metaphors we use matter.
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The Whys and Hows of Learning and Teaching
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Wynton Marsalis Gives 12 Tips on How to Practice: For Musicians, Athletes, or Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New

Wynton Marsalis Gives 12 Tips on How to Practice: For Musicians, Athletes, or Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Practicing for countless hours before we can be good at something seems burdensome and boring. Maybe that's why we’re drawn to stories of instant achievement.
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Three Ideas for Implementing Learner Reflection

Three Ideas for Implementing Learner Reflection | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Reflection has been one of the most commonly used pedagogical tools across a wide variety of disciplines, but most students don't take to it naturally.
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Which Assessment Strategies Do Students Prefer?

Which Assessment Strategies Do Students Prefer? | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
A team of faculty found that going beyond the same old papers and quizzes created novel learning activities that engaged students and promoted learning.
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Helping Students Recognize Quality Work, Fix What Isn’t Good

Helping Students Recognize Quality Work, Fix What Isn’t Good | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
For students to develop a concept of quality, they must see a range of quality and learn to identify big-picture quality and individual features of quality.
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Five Types of Quizzes That Deepen Engagement with Course Content - Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning

Five Types of Quizzes That Deepen Engagement with Course Content - Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Quizzes can promote deeper engagement with the content, further the development of important learning skills, and provide feedback that promotes learning. 
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A Method for Deep Reading

A Method for Deep Reading | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Many students struggle with college-level reading and writing assignments. The Gather, Sort, Shrink and Wrap method breaks things into manageable chunks.
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5 total participation techniques to make every student an active learner

5 total participation techniques to make every student an active learner | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Why calling on students should be the LAST strategy you use to find out what they know...and how to get ALL kids involved instead.
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Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.
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A Memo to My Students as the New Semester Begins

A Memo to My Students as the New Semester Begins | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
A professor writes a memo to her students on how they can help create a positive learning experience, starting with being physically and mentally present.
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A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions

A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions | Learning-Teaching | 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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How Good Are Your Discussion Facilitation Skills?

How Good Are Your Discussion Facilitation Skills? | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
This survey can be used to more clearly identify the skills needed to lead class discussions and to gather student feedback as to your facilitation style.
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Strategies to Develop Student Note-Taking Skills

Strategies to Develop Student Note-Taking Skills | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Most students aren't very good at taking notes. Learn techniques you can quickly and easily introduce in your courses to boost their note-taking skills.
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How to Deal with Student Grammar Errors

How to Deal with Student Grammar Errors | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Teaching grammar in isolation is not only ineffective, it can actually make student writing worse. So when students make mistakes, what should teachers do?
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Will They Remember Writing It?

Will They Remember Writing It? | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
A new book seeks to help instructors design a meaningful writing assignment.
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Could Your Assignments Use a Tune-Up?

Could Your Assignments Use a Tune-Up? | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
The assignments we choose significantly shape what and how students learn in a course, but too often there's little variety in the types of assignments.
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Strategies to Develop Student Note-Taking Skills

Strategies to Develop Student Note-Taking Skills | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Most students aren't very good at taking notes. Learn techniques you can quickly and easily introduce in your courses to boost their note-taking skills.
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Teaching with the Test: Questions that Build Students' Self-Awareness

Teaching with the Test: Questions that Build Students' Self-Awareness | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
The method here is to respond, as much as possible, to student answers with additional questions, what I am calling Socratic mentoring.
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How Should We Respond to Student Entitlement?

How Should We Respond to Student Entitlement? | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Literature on student entitlement covers a lot of ground--what it is, what causes it, whether it's new. But what's missing is how should faculty respond.
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Inclusion by Design: Tool Helps Faculty Examine Their Teaching Practices

Inclusion by Design: Tool Helps Faculty Examine Their Teaching Practices | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Are there barriers to inclusion lurking in your courses? Tool to help faculty examine their courses through a diversity lens starting with the syllabus.
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Questioning the Two-Hour Rule for Studying

Questioning the Two-Hour Rule for Studying | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Faculty often tell students to study two hours for every credit hour, but If we want to develop self-directed learners, that admonition should change.
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An education in irony: why academics need to be funny

An education in irony: why academics need to be funny | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Irony can provide new theoretical insights. Social scientists should embrace it.
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Three Things Top Performing Students Know That Their Peers Miss

Three Things Top Performing Students Know That Their Peers Miss | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Often the students earning the best grades in class aren't smarter, they're just working more efficiently.
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Students Recoup Exam Points by Creating a Video on Items Missed

Students Recoup Exam Points by Creating a Video on Items Missed | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
Students get a second chance at learning by creating videos of themselves successfully demonstrating or explaining a concept they missed on an exam.
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An Inclusive Classroom Framework

An Inclusive Classroom Framework | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
A program at Iowa State helped faculty and academic leaders learn the most effective methods for teaching inclusively and welcoming a diverse classroom.
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A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning | Learning-Teaching | Scoop.it
A learner-centered syllabus can take many forms, but often includes shared decision-making, a rationale for course objectives and tips for staying on track.
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