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“Use Heads Up” Questions

Student Engagement Aids Text Comprehension. Try this “Heads-up Questions” Strategy. How many different ways have you tried to prepare students for the class activities?  How do you get students to participate in discussions and not always have the same students volunteering?  Here’s a strategy from Patricia Dunn called “Heads up Questions.”  Dunn sets the stage by… Continue Reading “Use Heads Up” Questions

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Questioning Strategies to Encourage Student Engagement

Creating a purpose for reading or viewing focuses students’ attention on important concepts in the text or recorded lectures instructors use to guide them.  As academics, instructors readily pull information from sources with confidence while students may not share that same expertise or motivational level.  Reading texts in the content areas actually requires strategies that… Continue Reading Questioning Strategies to Encourage Student Engagement

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The New Dennos!

The New Dennos is now open! Following the January 21 community celebration day with free admission for everyone, join Jason Dake for a brief tour of the new galleries on any of the following three dates and times. This is your first chance to see the new permanent collection galleries and ask Jason about how you can… Continue Reading The New Dennos!