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Getting the most out of peer instruction

Peer instruction is a powerful, evidence-based instructional strategy that supports active learning in all sizes of classes. Typically in peer instruction, every 15-20 minutes, the instructor poses a conceptually challenging, multiple choice question students think about the question on their … Continue reading

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If all you have is a stick, every student looks like an ass*

If you read something Wednesday morning and it’s still bugging you on Friday afternoon, don’t keep having a conversation in your head, write about it. A few days ago, yet another hand-wringing, oh-dear-what-shall-we-do-about-it post about students and their phones came … Continue reading

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Gearing up for #etmooc

You know what makes me cringe? When a professor complains about his not paying attention in class “because they’re on their computers [dramatic pause] facebooking!” My instinctive response is to ask Do you know their on facebook and not working … Continue reading

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