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Monthly Archive for January, 2017

Managing Office Hours

This post was written by Catherine Sims Kuiper, Graduate Associate of the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning. ————————————————————————————————————– As new instructors it can be particularly difficult to establish appropriate boundaries in the help we give our students. This happens for a variety of reasons, but most often because graduate students who are new to teaching […]

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Instructors commonly value deep learning, in which students are authentically engaged in the course material, have natural curiosity, and possess intrinsic motivation for the work.  Some of our students bring this intrinsic motivation and associated tendency toward deep learning with them to the classroom.  Other students find more motivation in external factors, such as grades […]

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I have a confession to make: I have a very difficult time learning students’ names. I know that research shows it is really important for building a supportive and inclusive classroom, and I know that it makes discussion and other interactions with students much easier. And I remember being impressed with the outstanding teachers who […]

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