March 2015 archive

SIP 1.9: Beyond the Lecture

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Many of us teach college as we were taught, through lecture. Although this method has its merits, research shows that students retain more from a class when they are active participants in the learning process (see triangle chart). Take a SIP of this: Beyond the Lecture Students who are …

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SIP 1.8: Inclusive Class Discussions

Several college students in a classroom with a professor. All of the students have their hands raised.

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Exchanging information, ideas and opinions in open and provocative discussion lies at the heart of inclusive and collaborative learning. A good discussion can be an unmatched learning experience as students articulate their ideas and develop skills in evaluating the evidence of their own and others’ positions. Given such, it …

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SIP 1.7: Instructional Grouping

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? We want students to engage with course material. Unless we create opportunities for students to interact with content in the course materials, they might only encounter it once. Take a SIP of this: Instructional Grouping Benefits and purposes of grouping Encourages student communication and development of academic, discipline-specific language …

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