Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 29 2015

SIP 2.10 Student-to-Student Peer Evaluation

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice Do you ever feel like you spend all your time grading or have grading piling up no matter how hard you try? What if assessing what students know and do not know in a class is not just up to the instructor? What if students could be involved in …

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Oct 22 2015

SIP 2.9.1: Just in Time Teaching

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? If you ask instructors what their students could do to help their learning, many will lament that “students don’t prepare for class time.” Indeed there is a consistent (and long) record of studies showing that less than a third of students adequately prepare for class. In a fairly broad survey, …

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Oct 21 2015

SIP 2.9 On-Campus Field Trips

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? We all know that experiential learning has great impact on our students – learning can, and should, happen everywhere. But valuable learning experiences outside the classroom are not easy to plan, execute, and follow up on – what to do? Take a SIP of This: On-Campus Field Trips Let the …

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Oct 08 2015

SIP 2.8 One-Minute Quick Writes

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? One-minute quick-write activities ask students to stop what they are doing and produce a written response in only one minute. This technique can be used to collect feedback by asking them to identify what they thought the most confusing point of class was or to voice a question that was …

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Oct 01 2015

SIP 2.7 Formative Assessment

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? Formative assessments are formal or informal feedback tools to learn what your students have or have not learned in class. They are quick and detailed feedback to let the students know how they are doing and to let the teacher know when to re-teach or to move on with a …

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