A common refrain heard at instructor events is the amount of effort students put into their work. Driving by this sign today, I had to laugh at the simple advice on how to fix situations where students aren’t putting in the needed effort to meet desired instructor results. When I stopped to take the picture,… Continue Reading If you warrantied your teaching, what would it look like?
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What is it that you wish your students to know, understand and be able to do as a result of your teaching and their learning in your class? How will you know when they get there, and what will you do if they don’t? Kick your teaching up a notch, and make learning more meaningful and… Continue Reading Streamlining Your Teaching through Learning Outcomes
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
Sharing recent feedback I received with a peer, I laughed when he asked, “Is that a new font–Strike through?” One entire page had that font. Fortunately for me, this wasn’t the only feedback or I may have felt like a huge strike out. Instead, thanks to my advisor following the three guidelines of giving effective feedback, I… Continue Reading Strike through Feedback for Learning to Learn
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