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Feedback and assessment in collaborative projects with students

30 October 2019

Last week, Matt Whited (chemistry), Susannah Ottaway (history), and Ellen Iverson and Kristin O’Connell (both of SERC) presented at an engaging LTC session that explored strategies for communicating expectations, assessing…

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Teaching Toolbox: Coaching Students on Collaboration

30 October 2019

Carleton faculty members often encourage students to collaborate with each other in many different ways: Informal opportunities to work together on class-related activities outside of class time, Assigned group work…

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Feelings of learning in active learning versus lecture settings

20 September 2019

Earlier this month, the article “Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom,” in PNAS, garnered a lot of buzz. In a…

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Information literacy in the age of disinformation

9 September 2019

Recently, Serena Zabin, professor of history, brought to my attention the Washington Post piece by Karin Wulf titled, “Could footnotes be the key to winning the disinformation wars?” After spending…

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Slow teaching debrief

8 May 2019

Following their LTC presentation this fall, Neil Lutsky and Janet Lewis Muth, along with Donna McMillan at St. Olaf, gave out mini-grants to faculty who wanted to experiment with slowing…

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Teaching fast and slow

19 October 2018

Last week, Neil Lutsky (psychology) and Janet Lewis Muth (Office of Health Promotion), along with Donna McMillan of St. Olaf, presented an LTC talk that encouraged faculty to think about…

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Helping students engage with course readings

5 October 2018

I have heard quite a few faculty thinking about how to help students engage with readings for their courses. In some cases, students don’t have any reading strategy, or perhaps…

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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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Quickstart for Podcasts

4 April 2018

What are podcasts? Podcasts are digital audio files which can be listened to by streaming or downloading. Why use podcasts? Podcasts are sometimes used in lieu of a paper assignment…

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The role of the digital in the curriculum?

9 February 2018

As digital tools and practices play an increasing role in teaching and scholarship, important questions arise about the nature of the digital curriculum. Tuesday’s LTC lunch provided an excellent opportunity…

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