Tag: student engagement

SIP 12.14 Connect Career-readiness Competencies to Course Objectives

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Helping students identify and develop meaningful professional directions can be one of the most rewarding and sometimes-daunting aspects of teaching. While students can receive support by working with Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Classroom to Career Hub, faculty members can also create academic experiences to promote career development. One way faculty members can contribute to …

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SIP 12.13 Call Me by My Name

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Our names are important. Think about those times you have been called by name: at birth, being comforted as a child, during school attendance, being cheered on for sports, during rites of passage or religious ceremonies, being given an award or graduating, by a loved one, being called home, …

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SIP 11.4 Going for a Stroll as a Teaching Strategy

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? What can you do when students in small groups seem reluctant to talk? You might already pair students up to talk about a concept in class. But have you paired them up and then still heard crickets? It could be because the students feel uncomfortable – uncomfortable speaking with …

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SIP 11.3 Energizing and Reigniting Tired or Busy Brains

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? We have all been there, having to endure lengthy meetings or long class periods where there are limited opportunities to get up and move, challenging our abilities to stay focused. Dozing off and droopy eyelids can be a thing of the past by using Brain Energizers in your classroom. …

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SIP 10.15 Tips for Successful iClicker Use

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Last week’s SIP discussed reasons why faculty might want to use Student Response Systems. This week’s SIP extends the discussion and provides tips for iClicker use. With more than 7 million student users, iClicker is the most popular SRS in the U.S. today. Along with 1,100 other institutions, several Metropolitan State …

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SIP 10.14 Student Response Systems

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Engaging a room full of students can be challenging. Simply asking “who can tell me … ?” or using one of its different forms – “does anyone know the answer?” – usually leads to the same result: the same few students raise their hands, and their responses serve as a …

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SIP 10.5 Making Small Talk with Students

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice?   Last week’s SIP (10.4) encouraged faculty to make the most of class arrival time by accommodating students’ staggered arrival times with learning activities that allow students to join in as they show up. One simple suggestion was to use the time to mingle with students and encourage the entire class …

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SIP 10.4 Making the Most of Class Arrival Time

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? The SIPsquad is excited to bring you this Throwback Thursday selection! Take a look at this gem from Year Three: Making the Most of Class Arrival Time As most faculty have experienced, many Metropolitan State University of Denver students arrive at class over the span of 15-20 minutes – …

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SIP 9.13 Self-Directed Learning

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? The Partnership for 21st-Century Skills, a national advocacy organization that encourages schools, districts and states to infuse technology into education, lists Self-Directed Learning as one of the life and career skills necessary to prepare students for postsecondary education and the workforce. What is Self-Directed Learning? According to Malcolm Knowles, …

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SIP 9.11 Creating a Human Component in Online Learning

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? If you spend any amount of time online, you’ve surely seen the common CAPTCHA phrase, “I’m not a robot” with a check box below confirming your humanity. But how about in our online classes? Are we robots or are we humans? Do students know there is an actual flesh-and-blood …

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