Below is a list of all the Weekly Teaching Notes from the 2013–2014 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!
Also this summer, we are offering our first summer book club. Here’s how it works: Once you let us know you’re interested, we will send you a copy of this summer’s book, Blended Learning: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy. The book is yours to keep. We’ll each read the book independently over the summer, and then convene over lunch early in the fall semester for a conversation about it.
Register for the book club at by completing the online form at: http://bit.ly/SummerBookClub2014
Activities to Make Lectures Interactive
How Do We Know Our Students Are Learning?
Course Design Tip Sheet - Planning to Teach
5 Tips to Help Structure Courses to Engage Students
Beyond Bloom: Expanding our Ideas about Learning Objectives
Student-Faculty Interaction: A Key to Better Learning
Why Students Don’t Read: Strategies to Increase Student Preparation for Class
“What a Tangled Web We Weave” … or Not?
Novel Strategies to Encourage Careful Reading and Energized Discussions
Teaching with Technology
Teaching with New Media
Sometimes, You Really Need to Meet Face-to-Face
Catch Up on Missed Classes with VoiceThread
Blended Courses that Work
Bridging the Geographical Divide: Teaching in a DL Classroom
Found Metaphors: A Strategy of Applied Creative Thinking
Visualizing Data When You’re Not an Artist
Metacognition: Thinking about Learning
The Power of Tests to Teach
The ‘Gallery Walk’ as a Means to Making Metacognition Transparent
Help Students Learn from their Mistakes
Techniques to Help Students Think About Their Learning
Peer and Self-Evaluation of Participation in Discussion
Assessment: Demonstrating Learning
NYIT Faculty Talk About How We Know Whether our Students are Learning
Get Your Students’ Perspectives
Prior Knowledge Check
Dealing with Academic Dishonesty in the 21st Century
Space for Learning
Learning Spaces - Social Presence and Interaction
NYIT Faculty Discuss Learning Spaces: Physical, Virtual, Social, and Intellectual
Indices to Previous Years
Weekly Teaching Notes 2012–2013 Index
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