Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb 26 2015

SIP 1.6: Closed-Captioned Videos for Everyone

The closed captioned logo

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Instructors often wonder what the rules are around closed-captioning videos for pedagogical use. The truth is that any video you show in class needs to be ADA compliant to meet the letter of the law, but making videos ADA compliant by adding closed-captioning actually helps many more students than …

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Feb 19 2015

SIP 1.5: Classroom Assessment Techniques

Three students sitting at a table writing

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? We all want to create the ultimate learning environment for our students. What does this look like? It may vary from discipline to discipline, or from lower-division to upper-division classes, but two aspects of a good learning environment are constant: student contribution and student safety. Every student should contribute …

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Feb 12 2015

SIP 1.4: Attendance

Two students in a college classroom

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Ideally every student will attend every class meeting, but how can a student who misses class because of illness, work conflicts, jury duty, family obligations, or other legitimate reasons get caught up quickly without you having to recreate the class for her? Take a SIP of this: Attendance Here’s …

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Feb 05 2015

SIP 1.3: Classroom Climate

Three students in a college classroom

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Sometimes classroom climate can be a powerful predictor of student success.  When students feel safe and supported in the classroom, success becomes more likely.  The problem:  how do we break the ice and create community in our classrooms? Take a SIP of this: Classroom Climate Sometime at the beginning …

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