As you lead the class through whatever presentation or practice you’ve planned to meet your objective, you need to check for comprehension. Are your practices generating the desired outcome?
It makes sense to assess student learning as you go, so you have time […]
There are a wealth of ways to present and practice content in the classroom. Choosing from the available methods depends on your objective and your audience. You’re looking for the activity or learning method that best matches […]
When creating presentations and practices for lessons, think about what is the most efficient use of time. For the most part, students will do everything you ask of them, so respect their time and energy and ask for what meets the objective of the lesson.
Next in our series on how to teach, we examine presentation and practice. One you’ve decided on the objective – what you want the student to know and how the student will demonstrate that knowledge – then you need to figure out how to get the student to that point.
College professors are a unique breed in that we’re hired primarily for what we know, but aren’t necessarily trained as teachers – the job we’re hired to do. With the diversity and complexity of today’s student, teaching is not always that simple or that obvious. Over […]
We talk a lot about critical thinking and how we expect students to apply it. But how do we as instructors apply critical thinking? Do we stop to think about we’re doing? Do we questions the information we work with daily?
In a recent […]
Education is pushing students to go online for the simple reason that more and more jobs are going online! But do you know how your computer works? Just like with your car, you don’t have to know how the engine works, but it helps!
Information Services Librarian Chad Marin discusses how computer […]
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