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As instructors, we take what we teach seriously, which is often results in bland and dry material for students. Dr. Maryellen Weimer discusses how we can use humor (article linked here), to engage students and create a sense of community in our classrooms.

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Rutgers University Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research’s Twitter often posts great articles! See this tweet about The Atlantic‘s on focusing mastery of skills over meeting (e.g., degree, semester, exam) deadlines.

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Instructors often take on many roles. One of which is being a parent to the students, and like every parent, we often fear allowing our students make mistakes. Our fear is somewhat rational, however, because mistakes influences their grades, mistakes uses…

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Because higher education demands large classrooms of students, the struggling students often slip through the cracks. Dr. Micah Sadigh, a professor at Cedar Crest College, has found great success in: A Simple Invitation: Please See Me! to encourage to…

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The top five teaching challenges according to Reader Survey are: Students arriving to class unprepared Students unprepared for the intensity of college Budget cuts Motivation Technological distractions Read more at: Reader Survey Finds Unprepared Students…

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An article by Dr. Barbi Honeycutt about three ways we can “FLIP” a classroom without technology or what she calls “unplugged”: 3 Ways You Can Use Index Cards to FLIP Your Class: Another ‘Unplugged’ Flipped Strategy

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As instructors, we all want our students to learn; identifying and assessing what has been learned is key to making sure we achieve our goals and that our students benefit. What is a learning goal? A learning goal, or learning outcome, is what we want our…

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Most classes include students of varying levels of academic preparation. At first, it may seem an insurmountable task to make class time worthwhile for both academically-prepared and under-prepared students. This challenge, however, can be addressed with…

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Designing Your Own Course (16:186:856) was created to help students design and develop materials for a course which they might someday teach. Topics to be covered include: establishing learning goals lecturing class discussions active learning assignment…

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In your first semester of teaching or serving as a TA, you should begin to collect materials for a teaching portfolio. A teaching portfolio provides a profile of you as a teacher. It is a solid collection of evidence detailing the effectiveness of your…
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