Active learning brings many benefits to the college classroom, but no matter how much emphasis your curriculum places on engaging students, sometimes you still have to disseminate information. This program explains how to deliver effective mini-lectures that resonate with your students.
When students don’t take responsibility for their own learning, it creates philosophical and practical problems for the instructor and can affect other students’ learning. This 20 minute video program gives you a theoretical basis and practical tools to boost student accountability in the college classroom.
Students should be receiving information, reflecting on it, questioning it, testing it, applying it … really understanding it. Learning deeply, in other words. Learn how to design critical-reflection exercises that achieve desired learning outcomes.
Presenter Jay Howard, a widely published author and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University, reveals classroom norms that inhibit discussion and how you can overcome them.
Posters can be an extremely effective group assignment in the classroom environment. In this 20 Minute Mentor program you will learn how to prepare, assign, and grade a group poster session in your class.
Today, “student engagement” is much more than an academic buzzword. It could be considered the foundation for successful learning. Learn how to promote this essential connection in the new Student Engagement 4-pack.
This 20 Minute Mentor program will show you how you can use class openings to forge connections with college students through introductory surveys, icebreakers, and more.
Committed educators are always looking for dynamic ways to grab and hold their students’ attention, but we do more than list in-class activities. This practical and focused session is grounded in learning theory, such as idea-based, brain-based and situated learning, to give you a framework for ongoing exploration and innovation.
When students see a clear link between their concerns and your course content, teaching and learning improve. The trick is establishing those connections. Using examples from the literature and her own teaching, presenter Alice Cassidy shares three guidelines to help you reach students more effectively.
You only get one chance to make a first impression. Find out how to use your first class with college students to set the stage for a semester of dynamic, engaged learning.