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What happens during the first week of class sets the tone for the entire term and can affect retention and student success. For students to work well together in classes, a degree of trust must exist between them, and building this trust quickly is key. Learn about the concept of swift trust, which comes from business but applies to education as well.
Grit, self-efficacy, and growth mindset are desirable and aspirational traits for students to have and will make the difference between learning at low-level Bloom’s Taxonomy vs. truly engaging in and understanding course content, but how does a professor create the motivation it takes for students to achieve this? This online seminar is for any educator struggling with creating such paths to critical and creative thinking.
Gain insight into your possible teaching “blind spots,” learn the power of using concrete examples to help students grasp abstract concepts, explore the wide variety of example types that can be used in teaching, and learn the most effective pacing of examples in a course.
You’ll view and analyze effective and ineffective examples of Socratic questioning, so you can continue to support student learning through useful questioning techniques and avoid questions that stifle student inquiry and thinking.
Careful course planning minimizes stress and improves learning by reducing the chances of content crush and panic often experienced at the end of the term.
Learn how to take a more holistic view of your courses by shifting your mindset beyond content to consider course rhythms and the natural ebbs and flows of student motivation.
Learn techniques you can use to deepen student understanding of course material—after class is over—that you presented in the classroom. These techniques include creating reflection videos and cartoon making, among others.
This program demonstrates several techniques to engage student brains in learning. All can be incorporated into either a traditional 50-minute or a longer class period. Since each student’s brain is unique and may learn in different ways, the presenters offer specific techniques that help vary the learning experience during a typical classroom timeframe.