Posts tagged with “Inclusive Classrooms” (All posts)

Quickstart for Instructional Video

1 May 2018

What is instructional video? When designed well and used effectively, short instructional videos can actively engage students with relevant content; these videos can introduce new concepts or deepen understanding of…

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Teaching toolbox: Creating a constructive “error climate” in the classroom

7 April 2018

This past Tuesday’s LTC lunch discussion focused on how to help students move beyond thinking of mistakes as something to be avoided and instead think of mistakes as an important part…

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Teaching toolbox: Habits and skills of civil discourse

10 January 2018

Yesterday we kicked off the term with an LTC teaching toolbox lunch discussing approaches to promoting the habits and skills of civil discourse. As a basis for our discussion, we…

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Constructing syllabi for the new term

29 December 2017

With the start of a new term just around the corner, faculty are busy putting the finishing touches on their syllabi. Research shows the tone and structure of a syllabus…

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Transparent assignment design

27 December 2017

Last term, our final LTC session wrapped up with a discussion of the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) framework. Transparent teaching has been shown to boost students’ academic confidence…

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Teaching circle reflections on student participation

13 November 2017

Kristin Bloomer (Religion), Anita Chikkatur (Educational Studies), and Anna Rafferty (Computer Science) participated in a teaching circle last spring. Here Kristin, Anita, and Anna provide a glimpse into their experience…

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The Benefits of the Writing Center

13 September 2017

This past summer Carol Trosset completed a study tracking the class that entered Carleton in Fall 2015 and their use of the Writing Center, their performance in writing-rich courses, and their…

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Small course modifications that can help all students succeed

27 August 2017

With the start of the new academic year nearly upon us, here are some relatively low stakes ways to help all students succeed in your courses. What approaches will you…

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Office hours — more than meets the eye

26 May 2017

In the past two weeks, I have attended or participated in three different presentations/discussions in which the topic of office hours has come up. Faculty are sometimes frustrated that the students…

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Supporting DACA students

24 April 2017

This past Thursday’s LTC session was a student panel presentation titled, “Being undocumented impacts daily living. Yes, even at Carleton.” The students asked faculty and staff to reflect on how…

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