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Monthly Archive for September, 2016

Okay, you’re about a month into the semester now and feeling good about things.  You’ve learned your students’ names, gotten them comfortable with your teaching style, and probably graded and returned a first assignment or exam.  But how do you know everything really is so peachy?   Why should I gather early semester feedback?  Motivate […]

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The following entry from the 2016-2017 Teaching Issues Writing Consortium: Teaching Tips was contributed by Renee N. Saris-Baglama, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Community College of Rhode Island ————————————————————————————————————– Many new college students earn poor grades in introductory-level and gateway courses despite having strong confidence in their ability to earn high grades. Students often appear dumbfounded when they […]

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  In the second session of the Kaneb Center’s Foundations of Teaching series this fall, questions regarding the purpose and efficacy of quizzing came up during the discussion of a sample lesson plan that included an ungraded quiz at the end of a class period to measure learning. While some participants appreciated the low stress […]

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Seasoned instructors and new TAs alike wonder if they have assigned the right amount of work and how to get the students to complete it.  Though the general rule of thumb is to assign two hours of homework for every hour spent in class, what does that mean in terms of the number of pages […]

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