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Creative teaching strategies to increase student engagement

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Helpful tools and resources to support you in planning and organizing your ideas

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Strategies and ideas to enhance your teaching and facilitation skills

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Advice and resources for graduate students and postdocs

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, [...]

FLIP It with Timelines! 3 Ways to Use Timelines as a Teaching Strategy to Engage Students

Here are seven benefits and three ways you can use timelines as a teaching strategy to engage students and improve learning. A timeline is, “a linear representation of important events in the order in which they occurred” (Dictionary.com). However, when you think about using timelines as a flipped strategy, I’d [...]

What if We Flipped Faculty Development?

What if we flipped faculty development? Last fall, I facilitated a pre-conference workshop at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Atlanta.  The title of the workshop was, “Don’t Waste a Minute of Class Time: How to Use Focusing Activities in the Flipped Classroom.” Faculty participated in ten different focusing activities [...]

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