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Creative teaching strategies to increase student engagement

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Advice and resources for graduate students and postdocs

FREE WHITEPAPER! How to Encourage Students to DO the Pre-Class Work

Here's an excerpt from my newest whitepaper "10 Strategies to Encourage Students to Actually DO the Pre-Class Work in Flipped and Active Learning Classes."   "How do I get my students to actually DO the pre-class work in flipped and active learning classrooms?" I have been traveling across the U.S. since 2011 [...]

FREE TEMPLATES: How to Create a Flipped Lesson Plan

It's important to have a plan for any lesson you want to FLIP. Without a plan, you risk creating a flipped learning experience that is chaotic, disjointed, or disorganized. While you do want a flipped classroom that is dynamic, interactive, and engaging, you do NOT want to create confusion, increase [...]

You Don’t Have to Use Technology in the Flipped Classroom: 25 Unplugged Strategies Developed by Faculty

You don’t have to use technology in the flipped classroom. You might not realize this since nearly every conversation about flipped learning emphasizes technology.  Video recorded lectures, podcast interviews, in-class response systems, voiceover PowerPoint slides, screencasts, collaborative spreadsheets, interactive whiteboards, infographics, USBs, DVDs…it seems there’s a tech tool for any [...]

Teaching Experience Is Your Greatest Competitive Advantage: Sharpening Your Communication Skills

This is the second article in an ongoing series examining how the skills you gain when you teach are valuable to any position in any profession.  In this article, we'll focus on communication skills. In the first article, I encouraged you to take advantage of opportunities to teach when you’re in [...]

Transferable Skills in Teaching: Teaching experience can be your greatest competitive advantage

Welcome to the new section of my blog dedicated to professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. You’re the Next Generation of scholars, leaders, faculty members, educators, speakers, and entrepreneurs! I’m excited for the journey ahead of you and I hope you are too! For more than a decade, [...]

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