Monthly Archive: September 2016

Sep 29 2016

SIP #3.6 What is Student Engagement?

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? In education, we hear a lot about “student engagement” and how important it can be for student success. Our definitions of “engagement” tend to vary according to our role on campus, however. For faculty, engagement can mean coming to class, participating in group discussions, or completing homework. For administrators, …

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Sep 29 2016

SIP #3.5 Productive Interactions with Frustrating Students

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Last week the SIPsquad offered some perspective on the management of instructor frustration in the face of challenging student behavior. This week, the SIPsquad offers up some tactical advice that will allow instructors to immediately and positively engage in behavior correction for good outcomes. We are doing our students …

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Sep 22 2016

SIP #3.4 Managing Feelings of Frustration Toward Students

Professor frustrated with students

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Have you ever heard something like, “What degrees do you have?” “I am an A student and I don’t agree with this grade.” “Actually, I recently read ____ and it said ….” Comments like these can result in feelings of frustration for professors. Those feelings can become barriers to …

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Sep 08 2016

SIP #3.3 Managing Narcissistic Students

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Do you ever find class becomes dominated by a few student voices? Have you struggled to figure out how to maintain those few students’ enthusiastic interest in the class while making space for others to speak up as well? Or there is the other version of student voice – …

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Sep 01 2016

SIP #3.2  Class Notetaker Redux

Female student taking notes

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? A while back, the SIPsquad took a stab at offering some thoughts on strong notetaking practices for your class. You can guzzle up this SIP (and all others) at The Well, and, for your convenience, you can read it below:  This SIP was very well received—but the SIPsquad has …

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