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Reading partners to foster connection

22 May 2020

Carleton faculty have been amazingly resourceful and creative this term. One of the biggest challenges has been building community in the classroom, particularly fostering the rich connections that one finds…

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Breakout sessions in online synchronous discussions

8 May 2020

An earlier post explored asynchronous discussion, but synchronous discussion has been an important part of this term as well. Students value the opportunity to connect with faculty and peers during…

Small group discussion tables in large room.

Using metacognitive activities to help students learn

1 May 2020

In the current term, with classes being online and grading being mandatory S/Cr/NC, some students are struggling to stay engaged and motivated. Under such circumstances, how do you help students…

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Discussion in an online classroom

30 April 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching and learning have been turned upside down overnight. At a place like Carleton, where face-to-face teaching and engagement is central to what we do, we…

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Promoting effective course reading

3 March 2020

Reading is an important skill across the curriculum, and yet there are many different types of reading. As faculty members, we often assign reading without making explicit our expectations for…

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Teaching Toolbox: Managing Disruptive Behavior

26 February 2020

All it takes is a single student with disruptive behavior to have a negative impact on the classroom learning environment for others. The most recent LTC teaching toolbox lunch considered…

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Building the skill of class participation

11 February 2020

Class participation fosters student learning and is an important element of many courses. Therefore, faculty often include class participation as one element that contributes to the grade a student receives…

Students in a classroom

Teaching with census data

31 January 2020

Last week’s LTC lunch brought together faculty and staff from many different departments and offices to consider the many ways in which the census provides opportunities to teach students about…

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A glimpse into a teaching circle

31 January 2020

Kim Huynh (Chemistry), Andrea Mazzariello (Music), Ryan Terrien (Physics & Astronomy), and Paul Petzschmann (European Studies) participated in a teaching circle this past fall. They created a podcast that provides a glimpse into their experience.

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Connecting with Art Exhibitions and Artist Residencies Across the Curriculum

25 November 2019

The November 12th LTC session provided some excellent examples of how faculty can make use of exhibitions or artist residencies to bring new dimensions of teaching and learning to their…

Students at an art exhibition

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