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August 27, 2017
Bring the party to the first day of class with this party game to break the ice with and between students
August 15, 2017
Here are five topics on the minds of faculty as we gear up for the start of the Fall 2017 semester. What direction will you go with these issues?
May 16, 2017
Telling a story can help with communicating climate science. By using Rory’s Story Cubes as a foundation, students come up with symbols that could serve as the start of a climate story (and as a new version of this game!).
December 28, 2016
Is collective note taking by students in lecture something to be supported/endorsed by faculty? Should it be discouraged? Should we be doing something different in class to begin with to reduce the hours of marathon note taking?
November 30, 2016
The book that has yet to be written is “Earth Science for Future Presidents,” to make sure every President is prepared when it comes to Earth science and Earth issues. For your take-home exam, you are writing a nonfiction book proposal titled “Earth Science for Future Presidents”…
October 26, 2016
Help students explore the grand challenges in Earth science during this election year with an exercise that explores where the candidates stand
October 5, 2016
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is issuing a national Call to Action to improve STEM education through the use of active learning. Will you take the pledge to spend 10 minutes on equally promote active learning and integrate cultural responsiveness on October 25th?
August 17, 2016
There is no right or wrong way to conduct your first class meeting of the semester – but are you using your time wisely? Explore these ideas for how to kick off the first day and every class day in the academic year.
February 24, 2016
How do we help students sort through all of the information on the internet and use quality sources for academic work? Have them use the CRAP Test to improve their information literacy!