I've enjoyed the conversations I've had with many of you this year, as you responded to me – in person or in email – about a particular idea. Below is a list of all the Weekly Teaching Notes from the 2012-2013 academic year, with direct links to each one. Weekly Teaching Notes will break for the summer and resume again in the fall.
At the Center for Teaching and Learning, we are here throughout the summer and are eager to assist you with your teaching, course design or redesign, scholarly writing, and preparing your reappointment/tenure/promotion portfolios. (All consultations are voluntary and confidential.) To make an appointment with us, please email Jea Ahn (instructional Designer, Old Westbury) at email@example.com, Olena Zhadko (instructional designer, Manhattan) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or me at email@example.com. We will be delighted to work with you!
Starting the Semester
Strategies for Learning Students’ Names
The Graphic Syllabus
Using the Course Syllabus as an Opportunity to Promote Student Learning
21st Century Literacies
With the Community, Not Just In It
Got a Minute for my Worldview?
The Past is Always With Us
Developing Student Reading Capacity
Learning from Conflict in the Classroom
Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat
A Primer on Critical Thinking
Engaging Your Students
Student Engagement Technique: Silent Discussion
Use PowerPoint to Prompt Engaging Learning Activities during Class
Low-Tech Classroom Response Systems (Clickers)
Did You Just Tell Us to Take Out our Cell Phones?
Beyond Four Walls: Leveraging Technology for Learning
Online Collaboration Through Evernote: A New Group Format
Consider the Learning Space
Gamification as Motivator
The Crossword Puzzle as Threshold to Higher Order Thinking
Not Just Fun and Games! Structure Class Demonstrations to Reinforce Learning Goals
How Do We Address Plagiarism?
NYIT Faculty Talk About Plagiarism
Ending the Semester
Holistic Conversations about a Course: Activity for the Last Week of the Semester
Indices to Previous Years
Weekly Teaching Notes: 2011-2012 Index
Weekly Teaching Notes: 2010-2011 Index
How Accurate are Your Assumptions about the Students in Your Class?
First Day of Class: Engage your Students with Poll Everywhere!
Encouraging Students to Ask Questions
Innovative Ways to Prevent Conflict in Student Groups
Using Bloom’s Taxonomy as a Framework for Student-led Discussions