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April 28, 2023
Distracted students, distracted faculty
Cultivating attention to remove distractions in the classroom is the approach suggested by Lang when working with students – but maybe this could be successful for faculty gatherings as well.
March 14, 2022
Using learning analytics in courses via Review, Amend, Apply
Implementing practices such as Review, Amend, Apply have the opportunity for us to create a more inclusive, equitable, and supportive learning environment. We can’t address all of the questions we have in just one semester, but by taking some time to work forward with thought and intention, we can improve our own pedagogical practices while increasing student success each time we teach.
January 26, 2021
Teaching tips for the Second Gentleman
Second Gentleman Emhoff, you are going to be exhausted (yes, from teaching) – but you’ll also find it one of the most rewarding opportunities in your lifetime. Allow us at AGU to serve as your gravity assist that you can pay forward to your students!
August 25, 2019
What it means to students when you can pronounce their names – and when you can’t
I don’t think we can over-emphasize the importance of learning student names and the correct pronunciation of their names in our courses. Our introductory-level geoscience classrooms are especially important for recruiting new majors and producing Earth science-literate citizens. If we don’t have a class identity as a supportive and inclusive community for learning and working together, what impact can and will that have for our departments, the discipline, and society as a whole?
July 5, 2018
Preparing Students for a New Learning Economy – from Jose Antonio Bowen
“The person [student] that does the work does the learning. And the new economy is the learning economy – rewards come to those that can learn new things.” — Dr. Jose Antonio Bowen
October 5, 2016
Take the pledge for #ActiveLearningDay – October 25, 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?
November 25, 2015
Take 5… blogs on teaching & learning
Take a quick break from your daily activities and check out these five blogs to read some current thoughts on teaching and learning in higher education
July 16, 2014
Summer reading on teaching – and Teaching Naked
“College has been focused on individual work and social interaction, but the world is becoming a place of collaborative work and social isolation. Should we resist this change or embrace it?” (pages 228-229)