Through the theories and activities discussed in these videos, faculty will better understand the impact brain-friendly learning can have on student success. The tips and techniques offered are easy to execute and will help faculty engage students with course content before, during, and after class, improving student performance and retention of concepts.
This program explores three conversations faculty might have when discussing course evaluation results—the conversation with one’s self about negative feedback, the conversation with an academic leader about evaluations, and the conversation with students about course ratings.
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.
This multipack includes strategies for designing activities that increase learning and comprehension, tips on tech tools that humanize courses, and insights which will foster deeper understanding and curiosity in students. Through the techniques gleaned from this bundle of 20-Minute Mentors, student motivation and learning are improved, faculty performance is enhanced, and institutional culture is strengthened.
This program addresses how student misconceptions about course content can become barriers to learning and offers several techniques to help teachers facilitate the adoption of alternative viewpoints in their students.
It is becoming more and more important to actively stimulate and engage the emotional responses of students to help them learn deeply and meaningfully. The intentional application of technology can capture an interaction with the content to develop students’ emotional responses to content which in turn, fosters deeper understanding and learning of important concepts and ideas.
Explore the phenomena of emotional contagion and affective crossover, both rooted in the emerging science of emotion, to develop techniques that enable faculty to inspire students, foster enthusiasm, and motivate learning.
Recent research shows that emotions have a strong impact on cognition. Instead of excluding emotion from the classroom, instructors would do well to acknowledge and take advantage of the impact emotions have on students’ ability to learn new material. Drawing on a proposed addition of Emotional Presence to the Community of Inquiry Framework, examine why and how emotions can increase learning and retention.
In this 20-minute session, you’ll come away with expert strategies from a world-renowned teaching and learning specialist that will move students toward becoming effective learners with integrity, allowing them to pursue understanding, learn from failures, and continue learning for life.
Gain confidence in dealing with difficult situations and the ability to recognize microaggressions and bullying in the online classroom; you’ll gain tools to manage work-related stress and learn to appreciate the benefits of self-care; and have greater comfort communicating online, especially with challenging topics.
In this 20-minute session, acquire practical strategies for limiting the stressful impacts of situations in the job and how to build resiliency against stress. Explore ways that faculty (and others) can take care of themselves so that they can continue to do their work effectively.
In this program, learn to recognize microaggressions and bullying in the online classroom and explore a strategy to effectively address these issues if and when they arise.
In this program, explore a simple framework to engage in a difficult conversation, apply the framework to scenarios that might come up in the online classroom, and gain strategies to have successful resolutions to difficult topics.
This collection of ten Magna 20-Minute Mentors brings you top content from the Annual Teaching Professor Conference—just in time for the new school year. Take this opportunity to reinvigorate your teaching through insights from popular sessions. These quick-hitting 20-minute videos offer solutions to common classroom challenges.