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Teaching Tips

The Socratic Method

August 30, 2021 01:46 PM
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” - attributed to Socrates

Active Learning Techniques

August 30, 2021 01:45 PM
Learn about what active learning is and how to achieve it. This post provides five active learning techniques: just-in-time teaching, listening teams, structured sharing, students as teachers, and team quizzes.

Why Students Don’t Read: Strategies to increase student preparation for class

August 30, 2021 01:47 PM
Students who say that they did not complete assigned readings suggested three ways that instructors might increase their motivation to complete the reading assignment.

Social Presence and Interaction in the Online Classroom

August 30, 2021 01:46 PM
Fostering a dynamic and interactive atmosphere for your blended or online class can be difficult. If the well is dry, this article has a large variety of suggestions to help stimulate discussion and participation among your students.

Activities for the Last Day of Class

August 30, 2021 01:48 PM
As the end of the semester approaches, consider using some of these activities on your last day of class.

Helping Students Take Responsibility for Learning

August 30, 2021 01:16 PM
A student’s attitude can be the difference between actually learning and just doing tasks. This post provides great tips for helping students take responsibility, as well as a list of inspirational movies that highlight truths about learning.

Syllabus Design

August 30, 2021 01:48 PM
A learning-centered syllabus focuses on the needs of the students and their learning process. This post provides resources for creating the best syllabus for your course.

Concept Mapping

June 15, 2021 02:49 AM
Concept mapping is a great way to build upon previous knowledge by connecting new information back to it. This post explores the uses of concept mapping and provides tools for creating concept maps on the computer.

Three Steps to Improve Your Teaching

August 30, 2021 01:22 PM
These three key areas have been shown to make a real difference as you work to improve your students’ experience.

Self-Determination Theory, Motivation, and Your Classroom

August 30, 2021 01:23 PM
Self-Determination Theory provides a framework to help you foster your students’ motivation.