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How to Implement Brain-Based Learning Strategies in Your Courses | Faculty Focus

How to Implement Brain-Based Learning Strategies in Your Courses | Faculty Focus | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

If you think brain science isn’t part of your teaching job description, think again. Teachers deal with the neurochemistry behind student learning processes whether they want to or not. In this interactive presentation participants will gain basic knowledge of brain function with respect to learning. They will see how current teaching strategies address some of the neuroanatomical processes and how fundamental knowledge of brain structure can improve teaching strategies.

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Teaching strategies for the college classroom
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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Instruction By Design / Season 02 - Episode 11: Discussing Discussion Boards - TeachOnline

Instruction By Design / Season 02 - Episode 11: Discussing Discussion Boards - TeachOnline | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

In this episode, the panel reflects on the purpose and role of asynchronous online discussion activities, discuss how to develop an effective discussion prompt/question in alignment with course objectives, and describe at least one strategy for maximizing the administrative efficiency of online discussion. 

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Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education.
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Student Feedback on Quality Matters Standards for Online Course Design

In reviewing online course quality, student success indicators must also be considered. Online learning has developed a reputation as an environment that is sometimes detrimental to this success as students tend to "disappear" within and never complete the course. For higher education institutions dealing with increased demands for online learning and low student retention rates, it is a frustrating situation.

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Developing a Learning Culture: A Framework for the Growth of Teaching Expertise

Developing a Learning Culture: A Framework for the Growth of Teaching Expertise | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
The framework introduces five interwoven and non-hierarchical facets of how we develop teaching expertise across continuum of one's career.
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As You’re Preparing the Syllabus . . .

As You’re Preparing the Syllabus . . . | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Maryellen Weimer shares some thoughts on how we might reenergize our thinking about the syllabus and what it can accomplish in the course, for students and for the teacher.

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Carrot Versus Stick Teaching

Carrot Versus Stick Teaching | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Students try harder, and learn more, when your grading includes rewards, rather than just punishments.
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Priceless Gift Exchanges between Faculty and Students

Priceless Gift Exchanges between Faculty and Students | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
A student and a teacher connect for a short time, yet through that window can blow a gust strong enough to change the direction of a student's life.
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Reflecting Forward on Your Semester

Reflecting Forward on Your Semester | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

In the push to end the semester, it’s tempting to completely disconnect from all that happened in your classes as soon as you submit grades. But it's always a good idea to set aside some time to assess your teaching before next semester begins. 

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Call for Proposals | Magna Teaching with Technology Conference

Call for Proposals | Magna Teaching with Technology Conference | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

The Magna Teaching with Technology Conference is seeking interactive sessions that engage and inform attendees. Experience-Based Proposals reflect a technology-as-tool approach to pedagogy with immediate take-away applications for the conference attendee. Evidence-Based Proposals reflect data-driven approaches to the interactions of technology with learning, giving the conference attendee guidance to make future pedagogic decisions or engage in similar research.

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Why Blended Learning, Why Now? | Tomorrow's Professor 

Why Blended Learning, Why Now? | Tomorrow's Professor  | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Definitions of blended teaching and learning can vary, so it is important to establish what blended environments mean for the purpose of this workbook. Allen and Seaman (2007) offer helpful and concrete definitions for face-to-face versus online components in traditional, web-facilitated, blended, and online courses (see Table 1.1).
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Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
A growing body of evidence shows that college students generally learn less when they use computers or tablets during lectures. That is probably true in workplace meetings, too.
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Three Ideas for Implementing Learner Reflection

Three Ideas for Implementing Learner Reflection | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | 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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Could Your Assignments Use a Tune-Up?

Could Your Assignments Use a Tune-Up? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | 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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Can Anything be Done about Students Multitasking?

Can Anything be Done about Students Multitasking? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
The amount of multitasking students do during class and while studying is alarming. Surely, if students knew how these devices were lowering their grades and diminishing their learning they would change their behavior, right? Here's what the research has to say about that.
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Six Ways to Promote a Positive Learning Environment

Six Ways to Promote a Positive Learning Environment | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Lamenting our students’ deficiencies doesn’t solve the problems of incivility and entitlement. A positive learning environment requires a proactive approach to move students from consumerism to citizenship.
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Myths and Facts About Flipped Learning

Myths and Facts About Flipped Learning | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Misconceptions about flipped learning can introduce error or persuade potential practitioners to avoid it entirely. This article looks at some of the myths about flipped learning and provides contradictory facts about this pedagogical approach.

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Question Strategies | Centre for Teaching Excellence

Question Strategies | Centre for Teaching Excellence | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Effective question strategies capture students' attention, foster student involvement, and facilitate a positive, active learning environment. The following strategies for asking questions, responding to questions, and listening can help instructors get students answering the questions asked in class in ways that promote learning.
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Overcoming the Challenges to Effective Faculty Development

Overcoming the Challenges to Effective Faculty Development | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

Faculty development now more than ever is necessary to an institution’s viability. A number of factors such as campus size, funding, and available technology all can vary widely and impact how programs are executed.

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EDUCAUSE: 10 trends in student use of campus technology - eCampus News

EDUCAUSE: 10 trends in student use of campus technology - eCampus News | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Students said they would generally rate their campus technology experiences favorably and are more likely to DIY their tech support.
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The need for a theory of learning (opinion)

The need for a theory of learning (opinion) | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Having a theory of how people learn would allow teachers to plan pedagogy more effectively and examine all factors relevant to learning, argue Stephen L. Chew and William J. Cerbin.
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Teaching Tip: Ending a Course

The last few days of a course are often hectic for both teachers and students, and it is easy to miss out on a final few chances to wrap up the learning that has occurred throughout the semester. As Maier and Panitz (1996) note, ending a course with only a final exam often leaves students with a feeling of dread or inadequacy, rather than with a sense of accomplishment. A better goal for teachers is to help our students leave the course with a solid idea of what they have learned and how they can carry that new knowledge and skill base into future experiences. Here are a few ideas of how you can end your semester in a meaningful way.
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Tulips, Tinfoil, and Teaching

Tulips, Tinfoil, and Teaching | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
A new faculty member recounts various experiences during her first year, and interrogates these events with powerful questions about teaching and learning.
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What Do Students Do When They Study?

What Do Students Do When They Study? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Are faculty too focused on the fact students don’t study or don’t study enough? Should we be more concerned about what students are doing when they study?
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Teaching Students the Importance of Professionalism

Teaching Students the Importance of Professionalism | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it
Bringing professionalism into the classroom in an explicit, direct way can remedy many of those student behaviors that drive professors over the edge.
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Will They Remember Writing It?

Will They Remember Writing It? | Teaching strategies for the college classroom | Scoop.it

The book ultimately makes a convincing case for three core attributes of a meaningful assignment. All three were mentioned again and again in the survey results and interviews. They are qualities we should keep in mind as we try to design assessments that our students will find — you guessed it — meaningful:

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