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Monthly Archive for October, 2015

The following is a guest post by Bridget Arend, director of university teaching at the University of Denver. “We’ve reviewed this type of problem in class many, many times. Then I change a few details and my students act like they have never seen it before!” Have you ever found yourself uttering this sentiment? This is a […]

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Fall Break with the Kaneb Center

Take a break this fall and check out a book on teaching or pedagogy from the Kaneb Center Library. Two recommendations from our staff are Teaching What You Don’t Know and Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. Teaching What You Don’t Know by Therese Huston is a well-researched and practical guide on how to not only survive […]

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In a previous post, we discussed how to use graduate school teaching experience to prepare for the academic job market. But what about those preparing for careers in industry, business, government, service, or other non-academic or alternative-academic jobs? Should graduate students interested in non-academic jobs spend time teaching their own class or learning about teaching during graduate […]

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Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever. – Indian Proverb Stories are used in so many ways to teach and persuade, whether that be through fairy tales, fables, books, movies, etc. While our culture is such […]

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