Category Archives: In-class activities

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Edutopia

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Edutopia.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Edutopia

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic questions, and not only asking well-designed ones, but ones that will also lead … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy. This webpage gives a nice overview of Bloom’s Taxonomy, a classification system that describes intellectual Behavior. And, this website includes a new version of the taxonomy, which uses verbs (rather than nouns) to describe levels of learning. As … Continue reading

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Guide to Academic Reading

Have your students check out the Guide to Academic Reading for managing and comprehending their reading assignments. Have students try out the five different note-taking strategies and other tips for reading difficult texts.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Edutopia

via 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Edutopia. Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic questions, and not only … Continue reading

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It Is Expensive to Be Poor – Barbara Ehrenreich – The Atlantic

An article in the Atlantic Monthly by Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, about how we definitions of poverty in America. In this article she discusses the tragectory from President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” … Continue reading

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Modeling Effective Teaching Techniques

Modeling Effective Teaching Techniques. Watch the video for several techniques that you can use to engage learners mentally and to lead class discussions.

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CHART OF THE DAY: How Technology Has Changed In The Last 8 Years – Business Insider

CHART OF THE DAY: How Technology Has Changed In The Last 8 Years – Business Insider. A very interesting chart that shows changes in consumer electronics since 2005. Share this chart with students in ENL266 to talk about iFixit and … Continue reading

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Improve Your PowerPoint Design with One Simple Rule | Faculty Focus

Improve Your PowerPoint Design with One Simple Rule | Faculty Focus. We’ve all heard the expressions “Death by PowerPoint” and “PowerPoint-induced coma.” I think we’d all agree that most of PowerPoints stink. Yet after sitting through presentation after presentation that … Continue reading

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Leading Classroom Discussion

From the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Iowa State University: Leading Classroom Discussion.

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