Conventional pedagogy views experiential learning as taking place primarily outside the classroom. However, experiential learning works very well inside the classroom. It enables faculty members to pose problems, increase student engagement, and facilitate learning. Learn to integrate experiential learning into your discipline and classroom in this program.
Distracted learning is, at times, hardly learning at all. Learn how multitasking during class affects learning and what you can do to change student behaviors and attitudes about dividing attention during class time.
Changing how you use questions requires a few simple tweaks to your approach and not a major overhaul of your teaching methods. Learn the subtle things you can do to make your questions more powerful and your classroom interactions with students more fruitful.
Technology and punishment alone are not solving the problem of cheating. This program will show you real world-tested techniques to help you minimize cheating by inspiring a growth mindset in your students and encouraging them to change their goals from getting good grades to mastery learning.
Three out of every four college students cheat at some point during their undergraduate careers. Learn a more effective approach to ending academic dishonesty and study real-world examples of how to implement each step of Lang’s five-step model for dealing with cheating and promoting academic integrity.
There are things you can do to improve student focus and connection to the course. In 20 minutes learn how to increase relevance in five areas of your teaching—your course design, your syllabus, your classroom, your assignments, and your exams.
Unprepared students might seem to be a standard ingredient of higher education, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This program shows you what you can do to create the kind of courses that naturally encourage student preparation and eliminate some of the common frustrations of higher education.
When students come to class prepared, you can—actually, you must—adjust how you teach. Instead of lecturing, you will employ effective new strategies that help your students process and master course content. This program shows you how your classes can and will change when you implement a course design and teaching strategies that naturally encourage students to come to class prepared.
There are a lot of things going on that can keep your students from performing at their best. This program shows you the kinds of challenges your students face and then offers a simple, adaptable classroom tool that you can use to help your students help themselves learn course material and effectively demonstrate their knowledge on exams.
There are simple ways you can liven up the classroom experience so it feels fresh. This program shows you how to incorporate creativity, optimism, enthusiasm, approachability, and humor to reenergize your teaching and create a positive classroom environment that engages students and supports learning.
Sometimes students get in their own way. They panic before exams and fill their heads with worries about failure. This program shows you how to help your students reframe the way they look at their exams and themselves. When they learn to love themselves a little more, they will fear exams a little less.
Learn a developmental approach to active learning that will help you create a comfortable environment for introverts and extroverts alike.
Surveys indicate that one of every five students periodically displays some form of incivility within the classroom, and all too often, this behavior interferes with learning. Discover what you can do to create more supportive classrooms, defuse tension before it escalates, and how to handle those rare instances when even the best conflict mitigation tactics fail.
Introductory courses form the foundation of a college education, but students don’t like taking them faculty don’t like teaching them, and student achievement and attendance are notoriously low. In this seminar, you’ll learn about practical tools you can use to transform these courses from an educational chore to a pathway to student success.