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Creative teaching strategies to increase student engagement

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Strategies for assessment, evaluation, and reflection

Next Generation

Advice and resources for graduate students and postdocs

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 [...]

Teaching in the Flipped Classroom: The Yin and Yang

Teaching in the flipped classroom can pull you in opposite directions, like "yin and yang." You have to plan and be flexible. You have to be in control but learn to let go. Preparing and facilitating learning experiences in the flipped classroom is different from preparing and delivering a lecture. [...]

FLIP Your Class with Sticky Notes! 3 Unplugged Teaching Strategies for the Flipped Classroom

Recently, I’ve been exploring the idea of using “unplugged” teaching strategies to engage your students and improve learning in flipped classrooms. Sometimes it’s nice to close the lids on our laptops, put down the clicker, and step away from the PowerPoint© slides. When we unplug the devices, we can create [...]

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