April 2016 archive

SIP #2.28 Office Hours

Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? Providing individualized attention to students in “real time” (synchronously) is an important aspect of university teaching, and meeting with students face to face (F2F) is a time-honored and institutionalized way of making this happen. Yet, traditional “office hours,” in which a professor announces times in which students may drop in …

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SIP #2.27 The Snowball

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Thirsty for Strong Instructional Practice? Do you ever assign your students articles or book chapters to read prior to class, expecting or perhaps hoping for an engaging conversation, only to end up sounding like the economics teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?   ….. “Anyone?….Anyone?” It can be disheartening and even infuriating when students do not …

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SIP #2.26 Rough Drafts as Pedagogy

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SIP #2.25 “Centers” in University Classrooms

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Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Supplementary instructional materials such as websites or YouTube videos can enhance student engagement and enrich course material, but are also difficult to integrate into a course without overburdening students or taking up too much time in class. Assigning these materials together as a whole group might actually diminish interaction …

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