Waiting for the students to arrive, whether in person or remotely, this short video from the Chronicle provides three practical tips to make the most of that time.
Students say they are doing more work than ever. Faculty say they are lessening breadth and focussing on just the key ideas of the course. How can we have these two seemingly opposing ideas?
In this week’s deep dive, I look into the Chronicle article, Students Say Their Workload Increased During the Pandemic. Has It?
This recent piece from the Chronicle, How professors can and should combat linguistic prejudice in their classes, gives ten tips on making sure our grading and expectations do not privilege one group of students over another. Kaly Thayer, our Coordinator for Multilingual Learning, takes a deep dive into several points in this article and how it relates to our Denison students.
Hosted by Chris Hakala and Lew Ludwig
Topic: Vulnerable students
- Do You Truly Grasp Why That Student Keeps Missing Class
- What Do Our Most Vulnerable Students Need This Fall To Be on Campus
Resources mentioned during the meeting:
- Course Workload Estimator from Rice University
- Moving Up without Losing Your Way | Princeton University Press
- Hybrid-Flexible Course Design: Implementing student-directed hybrid classes
- How to Study with cognitive psychologist Stephen Chew
- Who’s in Class?
If you are teaching remote or transitional this spring, you might be considering a flipped classroom where students watch asynchronous videos. I use this in all my courses. As such, I was surprised to run across this article Why Flipped Classes Often Flop. In this short video, I share how I try to avoid this flop in my classes.
Clearly no one wanted a global pandemic, but the many innovations that occurred in your classes were inspiring. Let’s celebrate these silver linings! What did you learn in the last year that you will continue to use in your classes? Use this simple Google form to submit your silver lining and receive a $5 gift card to Slayter.
As you prepare for classes, these seven tips can help you foster an inclusive classroom. Give your students the chance to challenge biases and misconceptions, critically think and respond in a sensitive and productive manner, build supportive and mature interpersonal relationships, and succeed academically.
Setting the right tone in the first week can help avoid issues during the semester. In this video I provide a deep dive into ten ideas that can help make the road ahead smoother for you and your students. The ideas are based on the Chronicle article: 10 Things this instructor loves.
It will be here before you know it! This week’s deep dive video covers five tips for the first day of class. For additional ideas for making the most of your first day, check out the eight tips from the Insider Higher Ed piece Advice for how not to conduct your first class in the new semester (opinion) or for a deeper look, this Chronicle article How to Teach a Good First Day of Class by James Lang.