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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Use Elements of Cognitive Constructivism to Design Effective Learning Activities

August 30, 2021 01:47 PM
As teachers we want to inspire our students as they engage with learning content. We wish for more than a cursory glance or a one-time use of the material from our students. Building learning activities that use cognitive constructivism can help your students. Read more for some simple steps to keep in mind when building learning activities.

What Is True Education?

August 30, 2021 01:46 PM
Your view of education will influence the way you approach your studies. President David O. McKay offers a perspective worthy of your consideration.

10 Activities to Make Lectures Interactive

August 30, 2021 01:45 PM
Belinda Richardson and Debi Griffin from Bellarmine University share some activities you can use to engage your students during your lectures and how to work these activities into your class.

Six Thinking Hats

August 30, 2021 01:45 PM
Using a visualization technique can be helpful. Sometimes all it takes is a simple change of a hat, whether literal or figurative, to help focus. To help with a broad range of perspectives, try on one or more of the hats in this article!