Example of resilient course design for an interactive lecture course

7 August 2020

In thinking about fall term course planning, I had two strong responses: 1) I don’t know where to begin, and 2) It’s a lot of work to plan a course,…

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Collaborative groups and online annotations

26 June 2020

In our ongoing series of posts about what worked well in spring term, Susan Jaret McKinstry (English) shares how she used collaborative groups to do annotations of both text and…

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Discussion groups to build community online

25 June 2020

This past Monday the LTC offered an opportunity to reflect on spring term and discuss Flower Darby’s book Small Teaching Online. Darby emphasizes the importance of community among learners in…

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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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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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Teaching toolbox: Group work

24 February 2017

Tuesday’s LTC lunch provided a chance to discuss approaches for managing group work in courses.  We explored the perennial question of how to form groups.  The Tomorrow’s Professor post Ways…

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Teaching toolbox: Responding to difficult moments in the classroom

20 January 2017

Tuesday’s LTC lunch provided some fantastic small group conversations about handling those moments in a classroom where a comment causes tension or conflict to flare, and how to respond in a…

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Why use online small group discussions?

13 January 2017

With the fast pace of Carleton’s 10-week terms, making the most of class time is important. Technology offers one way to prepare students in advance of class meetings. Sometimes that…

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