The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies | Cult of Pedagogy

Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging. Continue Reading →

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Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Four quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content.

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I Cannot Prepare Students to Write Their (History, Philosophy, Sociology, Poly Sci., etc…) Papers | Just Visiting | Inside Higher Ed

When faculty in other disciplines complain that students “can’t even write a decent sentence,” (likely true when looking at the actual assignments), the problem is not that students don’t know grammar and syntax, but because they are struggling badly with making meaning, and because they have no idea what they’re trying to say, why they’re trying to say it, or to whom, flailing commences.

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With writing, study finds, quality of assignment and instruction — not quantity — matters | Inside Higher Ed

New study suggests that when it comes to writing assignments and instruction, quality — not quantity — matters most.

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The Ig Nobel Prize and Other Efforts to Eradicate Complex Academic Writing – The Atlantic

A new movement strives for simplicity.

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Infographic Resume on Behance

Source: Infographic Resume on Behance

A great example of tailoring your resume to your audience and purpose.

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How, and Why, You Should Have Students Assess Themselves | Vitae

Gauging their own progress by the end of the course may help them evaluate your teaching more accurately.

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The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations

https://blog.slideshare.net/2015/08/31/the-scientific-reason-why-bullets-are-bad-for-presentations/

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3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly | Edutopia

Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students’ brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write.

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Edutopia

Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?

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