19 Oct, 2016

What You May Teach Without Knowing It

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 24 | October 20, 2016 What You May Teach Without Knowing It Consider the things you learn without being fully aware that you are actually learning them. For instance, what can you learn from simply walking into a new building for the first time? With everyone and everything you observe, [...]

8 Sep, 2016

Outside the Classroom and Beyond the Campus: Community-Based Experiential Education

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 18 | September 8, 2016 Outside the Classroom and Beyond the Campus: Community-Based Experiential Education Expanding the Experiential Concept After years of incorporating a combination of field trips, active learning, and flipped classrooms, I decided to design a radically flipped course in which I would leverage technology to craft class [...]

26 Aug, 2016

Transforming Classrooms Into Active Learning Zones

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 16 | August 26, 2016 Transforming Classrooms Into Active Learning Zones While student response systems (SRS) have been around well over a decade, it was not until recently that I began to take advantage of their pedagogical benefits. In the span of time since my first implementation of SRS-associated peer-instruction [...]

15 Apr, 2016

Too Many Screens? Try Collaborative Note-Taking

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 12 | April 15, 2016 Too Many Screens? Try Collaborative Note-Taking There are two major problems that face the modern professor. The first is students who are underprepared for note-taking or who, worse still, have no conception of it. The second is students who are distracted by multiple screens. Finding [...]

1 Apr, 2016

If You Can’t Beat It, Integrate It: Using Smartphones and Polling Software to Create an Interactive Learning Environment

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 10 | April 1, 2016 If You Can’t Beat It, Integrate It: Using Smartphones and Polling Software to Create an Interactive Learning Environment A common complaint among educators is the number of distracted students in their classes. Many of us bemoan students in our classes engrossed in their smartphones instead [...]

4 Mar, 2016

Recognizing the Value of Soft Skills in College

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 7 | March 4, 2016 Recognizing the Value of Soft Skills in College We all see those students in our classrooms—the ones with that certain casual attitude towards attendance, participation, and communication in general. They have experienced a lifetime of getting a “pass” for missed deadlines and exhibiting disrespect or [...]

26 Feb, 2016

Teaching as Storytelling: Bringing Interest Back to the Classroom

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 6 | February 26, 2016 Teaching as Storytelling: Bringing Interest Back to the Classroom “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?”—Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda We’ve all been in many classrooms: high school history, undergraduate math, graduate level humanities, theatre, philosophy, biology, etc., etc. Look back through your educational career. Who [...]

19 Feb, 2016

Strategies to Advance Learning Outcomes in the Non-Science Major Biology Classroom

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 5 | February 19, 2016 Strategies to Advance Learning Outcomes in the Non-Science Major Biology Classroom As many college science instructors do, I have encountered additional challenges to successfully teaching assigned concepts to non-science majors. To better prepare for these classes, I glance through my notes from prior semesters and [...]

22 Jan, 2016

Problem-Based Learning and Basic Public Speaking: An Innovative Approach

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 1 | January 22, 2016 Problem-Based Learning and Basic Public Speaking: An Innovative Approach Fire and Brimstone Several years ago, I assigned a mock debate assignment in my basic public speaking class: “Should the Ten Commandments Remain Posted in Schools and Other Public Institutions?” As I made the assignment, I [...]

6 Nov, 2015

Student Engagement: Getting 21st-Century Students Hooked Into Your Instruction

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Volume XXXVII, No. 26 | November 6, 2015 Student Engagement: Getting 21st-Century Students Hooked Into Your Instruction When I enter a class, I'm thinking about several things—getting my points across clearly, hoping that students show up willing to have relevant discussions rather than engaging with their cell phones, and hoping that my [...]