Teaching Tips

 

+ 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

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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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+ Engagement
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Active Learning

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Thad Polk, Michigan University

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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University of Michigan Prfoessor Alford Young

Discussing Challenging Issues in Class

University of Michigan Professor Alford Young, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in Sociology and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS), talks about discussing challenging issues in the classroom. Download a PDF of the major points presented in this video.      Related Posts:Engaging Students in Critical Thinking10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint PresentationsCanvas: Import/Export […]

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University of Michigan Prfoessor Alford Young

Engaging Students in Critical Thinking

  University of Michigan Professor Alford Young, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in Sociology and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS), discusses strategies for helping students develop the complex thinking skills central to learning in the social sciences. Using a variety of course materials and teaching strategies, Professor Young helps students develop their ability […]

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Warming Class Climate Through Cold Calling

Warming Class Climate Through Cold Calling

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How to Get Students Talking

How to Get Students Talking, Setting Their Own Goals

This short video describes a strategy that helps students be more aware of their role in a discussion class. Through self evaluation they set goals to help make discussion groups more meaningful. Related Posts:10 Tips for Creating Effective Powerpoint PresentationsHow to Set Up a Gmail AccountHow to Respond to Disruptive or Threatening BehaviorCanvas: Preparing Your […]

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