by Linda Louie, French Teaching Effectiveness Award Essay, 2017 Revision is one of the most challenging parts of the writing process to teach because it is so specific to each individual student and paper. Furthermore, many students come into writing courses with a preconception of what “revision” entails that is Continue Reading >>
by Rong “Rocky” Ye, Chemistry Recipient of the Teagle Foundation Award for Excellence in Enhancing Student Learning, 2015 Related Teaching Effectiveness Award essay: Achieving Higher Efficiency in Chemistry Labs Using Electronic Scheduling Students often struggled to finish labs on time. So much attention to lab steps detracted them from learning Continue Reading >>
Tips on how to manage your time when teaching.
by Rong “Rocky” Ye, Chemistry
Chemistry 112A had a five-hour lab section every week. [I]n the first few weeks of the semester, students had difficulties in finishing all the work on time… I saw the need to improve [their] efficiency without causing too much intervention in their independent thinking.
by Tobias Smith, Jurisprudence and Social Policy
In my sections I reimagine attendance as a weekly opportunity for a brief exchange with my students. In the last few minutes of class I give each student a blank index card to fill out and immediately hand back to me. On the front the student writes the date and her or his name. On the back the student reflects briefly on a prompt.
by Sean Tanner, Public Policy
I experimented with a method of collecting student feedback that would force the students to make tradeoffs in my time and effort. I gave them a list of the potentially alterable activities I perform as a teacher…All told, I had eighteen hours per week to distribute across nine teaching activities. Each student reapportioned my time to suit his needs.
Strategies for grading essays efficiently and fairly.
Suggestions for streamlining the grading process.
by Richard Keith Slotkin, Plant and Microbial Biology
I set up what I called “cooking show” exercises. For example, when a student finished assembling a reaction, instead of waiting for a week to see the results, I had pre-run reactions ready. This enabled us to bypass time intensive waiting steps and allowed the students to complete long protocols within the three-hour class time.
Key points from talks given by Arthur Shimamura and John Kihlstrom, professors in the Department of Psychology.