As an educator, how you respond to heated moments in your classroom can make a big difference in maintaining a supportive environment for your students. A difficult discussion can be a teachable moment, or it can create a defensive climate that has a negative impact on your students’ learning experiences.Fortunately, there are techniques you can use to handle hot moments and difficult conversations. To find out what they are, watch How to Create a Transformative Learning Experience for Students by Managing Hot Moments and Difficult Discussions in the Classroom.
This program presents five different memory-bosting strategies to incorporate into your teaching. Learn how to use cueing, the testing effect, semantic encoding, peer teaching, and the spacing effect to help your student learn more course content, move to higher levels of learning, and recall information more easily on exams.
Adapting a course for the online learning environment doesn’t have to mean reinventing the wheel. In "How Do I Convert a F2F Course to a Hybrid Course?," Jill Schiefelbein shows you how to make the most of what you’re already doing and use technology to enhance student engagement and learning.
Integrating flipping strategies into your classroom promotes student engagement, challenges students to address higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, and increases student success and learning. Yet just because flipping works well does not mean that you should use it all the time. The key is to flip strategically.
You can learn flipping strategies in "Where Can I Find Flippable Moments in My Classes?" The Mentor is taught by Barbi Honeycutt and Sarah Egan Warren, longtime advocates of and experts in flipping.
This 20-minute Mentor aims to show educators in flipped learning classrooms the assessment options available and how to use them for the best results. Explore the challenges and opportunities common to assessing flipped learning classrooms—in particular, the "pre-formative" assessment for assessing learning prior to class time, formative assessment strategies during class time, and summative assessments appropriate for post-class time. Robert Talbert, an associate professor at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, leads an enlightening discussion of these key strategies.
Research shows that mixing online learning and classroom instruction results in better student performance than either delivery format independently. Learn a framework for evaluating which course elements are best delivered face-to-face and which are best delivered online.
In just 20 minutes you will learn: (1) how to use Google Docs to create and share documents and presentations with students; (2) different techniques for monitoring group work using Google Docs; (3) effective strategies using technology to provide and resolve comments on students' work.
You can learn the subtle things you can do to make your questions more powerful and your classroom interactions with students more fruitful in "What Kinds of Questions Encourage Student Interaction?," a Maga 20-Minute Mentor with Maryellen Weimer.8
Focused, energizing classroom discussions that involve everyone are what higher education instructors dream of. Too bad they don't just happen. But you can learn the careful planning and structuring it takes to make them happen.
If you want to learn proven strategies that get your students more engaged, you'll want to watch "How Can I Reduce Student Apathy and Increase Motivation?," a Magna 20-Minute Mentor with Bringham Young University Associate Professor Kenneth L. Alford and Assistant Professor Tyler Griffin.
You don't have to compromise your expectations when you teach large classes, but you might need to alter your approach. Learn ways to manage a large class and make it feel smaller, more intimate, and more manageable in just 20-minutes
With so many easy interruptions to our concentration, it's no wonder that students can find it hard to follow a classroom discussion closely. This seminar increases your awareness of the power of mindfulness techniques to enhance the teaching experience for you and the learning experience for your students.
The student who says “I don’t ‘get’ math” is approaching learning with a “fixed” mindset – believing that his or her competence is, and always will be, limited. A student with a “growth” mindset believes that with diligence and smart work habits, improvement is not only possible, but inevitable. The difference in mindset can make all the difference in performance.
An eye-opening video led by Stephanie Delaney, dean of extended learning at Seattle Central Community College, explains how you can make your students enthusiastic converts to a growth mindset.
Discover how you can use Twitter as an educational tool. Whether your're new to the world of hashtags and tweets or you feel like you at least know your way around a twitter handle, this program will provide you with practical techniques you can use to integrate social media into your classroom.
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Instructors using flipped lessons must be careful to plan and structure the environment to support student
learning. It is critical to integrate and relate the learning outcomes,
activities, and assessment strategies to ensure that pre-class work supports
the in-class work. One way to do that is to create an assessment plan
layer by layer to ensure that day-to-day activities align with the
overall goals of the course.
Active learning is the name of the game in higher education today, but no matter how much emphasis your curriculum places on engaging students, sometimes you still have to disseminate information. Learn how to deliver effective mini-lectures that resonate with your students in "How Can I Create Effective Mini-Lectures?," a Magna 20-Minute Mentor.