Aside from a universal aversion to early morning classes, students can hardly be considered a homogeneous group. They’re diverse in so many respects–culturally, generationally, in their backgrounds, in their abilities, in their identity. Those differences often bring with them different learning styles and needs. Meeting these students where they’re most comfortable, and where they learn best, is something every educator can strive to do.
Understand the prevalence of unrecognized trauma in the general population and in the educational setting, learn to identify common characteristics of trauma, be able to recognize how maladaptive behaviors serve as coping skills in trauma survivors, learn the six principles for creating a trauma-informed classroom, and will learn strategies to evolve the learning environment and avoid re-traumatization.
This Magna 20-Minute Mentor discusses core power skills which include: teamwork, communication, positive attitude, critical thinking, professionalism, and time management. You’ll also learn a four phase approach to integrating soft-skill education into a curriculum and how to design related activities to unleash the full potential of your students.
For those who are passionate about teaching, the answer is clear: Get even better. Become even more impactful. Find even more new ways to inspire, enlighten, and transform students. If you’re thirsting for new ideas to take your teaching performance to new heights, you’ll plenty in the Magna Online Course, Enrichment for Mid-Career Faculty.
This book is focused on the foundational elements of effective pedagogy and advises faculty, on proven strategies and best practices to take them successfully from the first day of class to the final exam.
Flipped instruction is a popular method that exposes students to course content, such as readings and online lectures, outside of the classroom and then uses class time to analyze, synthesize, and apply that information. Those in-class activities are critical.
Learn how to apply active learning methods in both small and large classes as well as in an online teaching environment. Whether you are new to active learning methods or experienced with them, this comprehensive reference book can guide you every step of the way.