An assignment is not just an instrument to measure learning, but also a way to engender it.
We can’t control when or if it happens, but we can help it along.
You’re not choosing skills at the expense of content; it isn’t one or the other.
Why you should spend more time watching your colleagues teach.
It’s doesn’t have to be an antagonistic demand to prove themselves, it can be a warm invitation to contribute.
I want to be a better teacher this year than I was last year. Here’s what I plan to do differently.
It’s not just about how many times they raise their hands in class.
Whether you teach in the humanities or in the sciences, there are benefits to using both forms of assessment.
Maybe you have to know why these teaching strategies work to be able to know how they work best.
You don’t have to reorganize your whole course to give students opportunities to learn from their mistakes in class.
Our grading policies and practices expect students to learn on our timeline, not their own.
Those students you just failed? Give them a call.
You can’t build on the successes you achieved this semester if, by the time fall rolls around, you forgot how you achieved them.
In the process of correcting students’ mistakes, don’t forget to focus some attention on what they’re doing well.
A detailed class plan full of bullet points is a security blanket. Maybe it’s time to leave more to chance?