Classroom Strategies

26 Apr, 2017

Raise Your Hand if You Have Questions

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Volume XXXIX, No. 15 | April 27, 2017 Raise Your Hand if You Have Questions In traditional face-to-face classes, it’s easy to know when students have questions. Typically, we don’t even need to wait for students to raise their hands because we see a sea of blank stares and bewildered faces. In online [...]

5 Apr, 2017

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Using Social Media to Encourage Social Action

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Volume XXXIX, No. 12 | April 6, 2017 Let Your Voice Be Heard: Using Social Media to Encourage Social Action Today’s students demand that their learning be dynamic, personal, and relevant. In an effort to help my first-year students understand that their course reading, writing, and overall content have impacts beyond the classroom, [...]

29 Mar, 2017

Meeting Students’ Needs Through Learning Styles

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Volume XXXIX, No. 11 | March 30, 2017 Meeting Students’ Needs Through Learning Styles Think back to a class that you enjoyed or during which you learned the most. Was it interactive or lecture-based? Was the teacher the focus of the class, or did the teacher engage students in the lesson? Did the teacher [...]

22 Mar, 2017

Let’s Play ‘Get to Know Your Syllabus’

By | 2017-06-16T01:12:46+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XXXIX, No. 10 | March 23, 2017 Let’s Play Get to Know Your Syllabus “I never read the syllabus.” “How long does the essay have to be? Should it be double-spaced?” “Do you accept late papers?” “Will absences affect my grade?” Sound familiar? Hearing these comments from our students can be downright discouraging, [...]

15 Mar, 2017

Beyond the Hashtag: Incorporating Civic Discourse About Civic Engagement

By | 2017-06-16T01:12:50+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXIX, No. 9 | March 16, 2017 Beyond the Hashtag: Incorporating Civic Discourse About Civic Engagement #BlackLivesMatter #BlueLivesMatter #ImWithHer #MakeAmericaGreatAgain The list of “trending” hashtags can go on for days. It's no secret that the world has become more social—and definitely more vocal. Nevertheless, when thinking about our modernized way of expression, to [...]

11 Mar, 2017

IA Membership Preview 2

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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 [...]

11 Mar, 2017

IA Membership Preview 1

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 28 | November 17, 2016 Teach Students HOW to Learn: Metacognition is the Key! “Miriam, a freshman calculus student at Louisiana State University (LSU), made 37.5 percent on her first exam, but 83 percent and 93 percent on the next two exams. Robert, a first-year general chemistry student at LSU, [...]

1 Mar, 2017

Action Learning in the Classroom

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Volume XXXIX, No. 7 | March 2, 2017 Action Learning in the Classroom What is Action Learning? Action learning is an approach to solving problems that involves taking action and reflecting on the outcomes. According to the World Institute for Action Learning: Action learning is a process that involves a small group working on [...]

1 Feb, 2017

Navigating a Topsy-Turvy Classroom

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Volume XXXIX, No. 3 | February 2, 2017 Navigating a Topsy-Turvy Classroom “The only constant is change.” In fact, even that well-known saying was altered from the original: “Change is the only constant in life.” Either way, as educators, it’s safe to say we’re familiar with change. Often, the hardest adjustments—decisions made by campus [...]

28 Nov, 2016

Using a New Tool in a New Way

By | 2017-06-16T01:14:07+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVIII, No. 29 | December 1, 2016 Using a New Tool in a New Way Many students find studying difficult, perhaps because they’ve never been taught how to study. There is ample evidence that shows repeated exposure to course material, especially in different contexts, helps move course material into long-term memory (Baddeley, [...]