Teaching Tips

 

+ Engagement
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Concept Maps

Dr. Meme Drumwright talks about engaging large courses using concept map.  Related Posts:Canvas: Preparing Your Grade Book for Final Grade SubmissionPromoting Learning & Engagement in Large ClassesCanvas: Creating a Turnitin AssignmentCanvas: Cross-listing Sections (Combining your courses)Canvas: Import/Export an Excel File to/from Grade BookCanvas: Submitting Final Grades Using the Registrar Tool

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Passionate Teaching

Dr. Kevin Cokely talks about motivating students through passionate teaching and gives an example for how he cultivates passion in his teaching to motivate student learning.  Related Posts:Promoting Learning & Engagement in Large ClassesInteractive LecturesCanvas: User Interface OverviewCreate Audio Recordings Using the Canvas Rich Content EditorCreate Short Videos Using the Canvas Rich Content EditorCanvas: Creating […]

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Vote From Your Seat

Katie Dawson talks about the power of a very low-tech classroom response system.  Related Posts:iClicker Resource CenterCanvas: Submitting Final Grades Using the Registrar ToolUsing Clickable ImagesDiscussing Challenging Issues in ClassPromoting Learning & Engagement in Large ClassesInteractive Lectures

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Using Clickable Images

Dr. Jorge Taboada talks about using clickable images with a classroom response system as an interactive entrance into deeper classroom discussions.  Related Posts:iClicker Resource CenterInteractive LecturesCanvas: Submitting Final Grades Using the Registrar ToolCanvas: Controlling Access to Courses Through Term DatesDiscussing Challenging Issues in ClassPromoting Learning & Engagement in Large Classes

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Graphic Syllabus

This short teaching tip features Dr. Jennifer Moon talking about the utility and potential time-saving properties of the graphic syllabus.

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Interactive Lectures

A few tips on how to make your lectures two-way learning experiences.

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Online Discussions Types

Creating Online Discussions: Types

In order to take advantage of the online format, discussion forum assignments need to be a bit more structured than in-class conversations with your students.

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Online Discussions Logistics

Creating Online Discussions: Logistics

In creating a discussion forum for your class, it is important to plan ahead and be aware of the general characteristics of online communication.

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Active Learning

Related Posts:8 Ways to capture screenshots on a PCPromoting Learning & Engagement in Large ClassesLucidpress: Graphic Design & Layout made simpleEngaging Students in Critical ThinkingHow I Use Learning PortfoliosOne Minute Paper

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Promoting Learning & Engagement in Large Classes

University of Michigan Thad Polk talks about his approach to promote learning and keep students engaged in large introductory classes.  View and download a written summary of the topics covered in this video.  Related Posts:10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint PresentationsCanvas: Creating a Turnitin AssignmentCanvas: Import/Export an Excel File to/from Grade Book8 Ways to capture […]

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+ Check for Learning

One Minute Paper

There are so many different ways that we can gauge student learning. And one of the most important things is to gauge it in real-time.

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How I Use Learning Portfolios

They have to propose a portfolio and they have to present that to their TA and have to have that approved. Then they give a status report halfway through the semester.

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Why Student Self-Reflection is Critical to Inquiry

The student has to come to accept on some level, because they’ve thought about it themselves, …why it is that you’ve written what you’ve written.

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+ Managing the Learning Environment
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How to Respond to Disruptive or Threatening Behavior

General Tips (applies to all levels) Recognize your authority to address the situation Remain calm and respond in a calm manner Reiterate classroom and/or discussion ground rules Be consistent with addressing ground rules to all students regardless of viewpoint Address unknown or uninvited individuals or groups who come to the classroom Address inappropriate comments, attacks, […]

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How to Manage a Dominant Student

How to Manage a Dominant Student

How to manage a dominant student from Faculty Innovation Center on Vimeo.   Related Posts:How to Get Students Talking, Setting Their Own GoalsHow to Set Up a Gmail AccountCanvas: Get Student Feedback with a Mid-Semester SurveyUsing Canvas ConferencesCanvas: CollaborationsUTmail is a Google Account

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+ Strategies for Inclusion
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Coaching Students How to Study

Related Posts:Cerego: Interactive, Self-Paced AssessmentsCanvas: Controlling Access to Courses Through Term DatesCanvas: Creating a Turnitin AssignmentCanvas: Cross-listing Sections (Combining your courses)iClicker Resource CenterCanvas: Submitting Final Grades Using the Registrar Tool

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Presentation Formatting & Pacing

A short how-to video on formatting and pacing your lecture to maximize student comprehension. Related Posts:10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint PresentationsChunk It, Don’t Chuck It (Your Lectures)iClicker Resource CenterHow to Respond to Disruptive or Threatening BehaviorCreate Short Videos Using the Canvas Rich Content EditorHow to Get Students Talking, Setting Their Own Goals

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Providing Notes

A short exploration on best practices for providing class notes to students, including the address of instructors’ concerns and an offering of possible solutions to those concerns. Related Posts:10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint Presentations8 Ways to capture screenshots on a PCHow to Respond to Disruptive or Threatening BehaviorUpload Video to a YouTube ChannelCanvas: Controlling […]

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