Author: hammonsa

FSI Tip: A “One-Minute Message” Engages all Students

Posted by on August 8, 2017

To retain students in Engineering, ENGAGE students in Engineering. Retain
undergraduates, particularly underrepresented groups, by improving their
day-to-day classroom and educational experiences. ENGAGE’s free,
research-based resources can help you do this.

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The Importance of Learning Students’ Names

Posted by on August 8, 2017

In a recent study, more than 85% of students said it was important to them that their instructors knew their names. Their reasons were quite convincing.

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Students Don’t Always Recognize Good Teaching, Study Finds – The Ticker – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Source: www.chronicle.com The results of this study are not surprising, but confirm what instructors have said for a long time. Many students judge good teaching by how well they succeed in a class rather than the way it was taught. 

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How to Deal with Difficult Students | Tomorrow’s Professor Postings

Posted by on March 6, 2017

Source: tomprof.stanford.edu Dealing with students is never easy and it seems like more and more students like to complain and argue with you, the instructor. We can talk forever about what has led to this but that isn’t as important on a daily basis as it is to know how you can deal with difficult […]

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Waking up to Tired Teaching

Posted by on March 6, 2017

Sometimes teaching gets tired because we’ve done what we’re doing a hundred times before. We march through the material along well-worn paths.

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Five Ways to Make Your Online Classrooms More Interactive

Posted by on December 15, 2016

The online classroom can sometimes feel isolating for students and faculty. Here are five ways you can build a sense of community in your online courses.

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A Memo to Students about Studying for Finals

Posted by on December 7, 2016

The end of the semester is rarely pretty. You’re tired. I’m tired. We both have too much to do, and you’re feeling the pressure to perform well on finals.

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Getting Students’ Names Right: It’s Personal

Posted by on November 16, 2016

Learning students’ names and pronouncing them correctly is one of the easiest ways to create a climate of inclusion and improve student learning.

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Humor in the Classroom | Teaching Professor Blog

Posted by on November 2, 2016

Humor doesn’t cause learning, but it does help create conditions to help it along. Humor tends to put students at ease, which may encourage engagement.

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You’re Never Too Old to Observe or Be Observed

Posted by on September 21, 2016

Why you should spend more time watching your colleagues teach.

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