December 1, 2014 No comments exist

Mick Charney Associate Professor, Architecture Kansas State University You may have noticed a growing predilection among young people today to sit back during class and not take any notes. The rationale for this rather quixotic behavior on the part of “digital natives” is that, if classes are nothing more than the dissemination of data, why…

November 15, 2014 2 comments

Johanna Inman Assistant Director, Teaching & Learning Center Temple University In my first year of teaching after graduate school I received (what I thought then) was sage advice about grading: Always make participation at least 20% of the final grade in your class. This strategy gives you wiggle room to make the ultimate decision about…

November 1, 2014 1 comment

Amy Gross, Ph.D. Guest Contributor While it may not be the book I reach for before bed or in a thunderstorm (perhaps because there are no vampire or supernatural themes?), I do have a favorite teaching resource book. While it is not new, and some would consider it a classic,  I am always a  bit…

October 15, 2014 No comments exist

Carl S. Moore, Ph.D. Associate Professor,  Research Academy for Integrated Learning Division for Learning Resources University of the District of Columbia One of the primary conditions for learning is actively attending to the information. When teaching, I use a variety of strategies to capture students’ attention. I might break into song, show a video while…

October 1, 2014 1 comment

Amy Gross, Ph.D. Guest Contributor Have you ever felt frustrated when your students don’t come to class prepared? A frequent complaint I have heard from faculty on many campuses is that they just can’t get their students to read the assigned material. For a number of years I have referred many of those faculty members…