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A significant body of research shows that students are more motivated, and do a better job researching and writing, if they do it for an “authentic audience.” As Derek Bruff, the Director of Vanderbilt Center for Teaching explains: Sharing student … Continue reading
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
The Chronicle has published the first in a three-part series narrating the experience of an English professor (who is also dramaturg at the Folger Theatre) and a math professor in co-teaching a First Year seminar called “Mathematics and What it … Continue reading
This year SMU introduced a new kind of support for teaching excellence, the Faculty Learning Community. These small interdisciplinary groups focus on a topic, study it together, and use their findings to enhance their own classes. In addition, the group … Continue reading