The blog of the American Philosophical Association regularly hosts a “teaching workshop,” where reader questions about teaching will be answered. I am a philosopher, so I appreciate this discipline specific approach. But much of what is said is just good teaching advice. The most recent workshop features questions and answers about group work, team-based learning, and allowing students to revise work.
APA May Teaching Workshop
The following post from Edutopia is written by a student who just graduated from a high school in Nashville. While some of the advice is geared toward K-12 teachers, much of it is relevant for those of us who teach undergraduates as well. Work can be “displayed” electronically via portfolios or blogs. Students can be given choices in topics for papers or even entire project formats while maintaining rigor. But, most importantly, is establishing relationships with the students we teach.
4 Student Engagement Tips (From a Student)
With move in day on Monday and the arrival of our Class of 2020, I thought I’d share Beloit College’s annual Mindset list. I think #15 has the biggest relevance for how we teach — on demand entertainment certainly changes expectations for how one consumes media. But these things are generally fun. Click through to feel old! 🙂
Class of 2020 Mindset List