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Helping students see the relevance of grit

Constance Staley’s presentation on teaching “grit” during spring Opening Conference shared a number of ways that instructors can impact students. Wanting to think more deeply about this as the new semester approaches, I looked up grit in Google’s online dictionary.  The second definition as a noun refers to “courage and resolve; strength of character…”, but… Continue Reading Helping students see the relevance of grit

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Enough, But Not Too Much: Discussing Significant Learning Outcomes

Writing an effective and appropriate Significant Learning Outcome is in some ways similar to creating a work of art.  You have to know what to put, where to put it, and when to stop before you put too much on your page.  See the video below for one version of what a conversation about this helped clarify… Continue Reading Enough, But Not Too Much: Discussing Significant Learning Outcomes

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