Tag: student engagement

SIP 14.10 Eliminate Ableism from Your Teaching

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? If you are like many faculty members at Metropolitan State University of Denver, you take pride in differentiating your instruction for students: taking care to integrate visuals into your lectures, making sure classes involve lecture and activities, being available during office hours and through other mechanisms outside of class …

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SIP 14.9 How to Incorporate Student Voice in Your Course Design

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Over the past few years at Metropolitan State University of Denver, we’ve increased our conversation around diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom. We are a diverse community of learners and educators committed to educational equity. One way we can work for educational equity is through incorporating justice principles in course …

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SIP 14.8 Are Faculty Members and Students Languishing?

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Are either of these scenarios familiar? 1) Your students seem engaged in class and ask good questions, but when the first assignment is due, more of them than usual don’t submit any work. 2) You are preparing to teach a class on a subject you usually feel energized by, …

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SIP 14.8 Are Faculty Members and Students Languishing?

Thirsty for a Strong Instructional Practice? Are either of these scenarios familiar? 1) Your students seem engaged in class and ask good questions, but when the first assignment is due, more of them than usual don’t submit any work. 2) You are preparing to teach a class on a subject you usually feel energized by, …

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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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