Nov 19 2015
Encouraging Students to Ask Questions
Curiosity is an essential ingredient when it comes to motivating learners. Help your students develop their questioning skills as a way to build their curiosity.
Oct 22 2015
Progress Report Journal
Asking students to complete a short report on their progress mid-semester encourages them to reflect on their learning strategies and make improvements.
Oct 15 2015
Quizzing: The Single Best Teaching Tip
Frequent quizzes give students the opportunity to continually review what they are learning. This process helps move the new knowledge into long-term memory.
Oct 08 2015
Encourage Your Students to Adopt Successful Behaviors
Teach students the behaviors that will help them succeed, both in your classroom and in their lives: being passionate about the goal; working hard; getting really good at something; focusing; pushing yourself; serving others something of value; having a good idea; and persisting.
Sep 16 2015
Facts and Fantasies about How Students Learn
What is the best way to learn content and skills in a new discipline? How much can we trust our intuitions about how we learn to guide decisions about how we should study new material?
Students and instructors wrestle with these questions. Popular culture is rife with advice about how to study, but not all of this advice is well-grounded in evidence.