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What We Need to Know About Effective Teaching and Learning

– Jeanne M. Slattery and Melissa K. Downes In less than two weeks, Stephen Chew of Samford University will be presenting on How Not to Fool Ourselves: Infusing Cognitive Science into Teaching and Learning (February 21st, all day). We think … Continue reading

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Ten (Unproven) Ways to Build a Growth Mindset

– Jeanne M. Slattery Like you, I want my students to succeed. I want my students to see themselves as capable of personal, academic, and professional success. Unfortunately, many of our students see themselves as incapable of success: “I can’t … Continue reading

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Why I like clickers

— Mark Mitchell You’re practicing bad teaching if you’re not doing this. That’s what the data says. It’s high time everybody changed. – Carl Wieman, Nobel Prize winner, science adviser to President Obama I’ll never teach a course again without … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Memorization: Students Understanding Content and Concepts

— Mark L. Mitchell For years, one student question bothered me: “How can I do better on the tests?” Many times, it bothered me because the student and I both knew very well what the answer was: “Study more and study … Continue reading

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