Tag Archives: critical thinking

Low Tech Ways to Make Students Reflective Learners

Studies show that students learn more, and are more likely to become self-motivated learners, if they are made explicitly aware of their learning.  A recent post in Faculty Focus reports on a study of a set of four prompts designed … Continue reading

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Teaching Toolkit

Toward the end of the semester, many of us could use an energizing new teaching idea.  Or we may be working on planning a spring course.  In either case, here’s a resource full of quick and useful strategies that may … Continue reading

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CPR for Student Writing

Two tough teaching challenges often join forces: getting students to think critically and to write clearly. A teaching strategy that can help with both is student peer review, but it can too easily degenerate into mindless friendly A’s. Enter technology. … Continue reading

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Teaching With Blogs

When we assign our students to write things we usually think of traditional papers, but technology has provided us with opportunities for new media and new audiences.  Students can learn not only how to write better but also lessons about … Continue reading

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