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Teach Students how to Learn: Metacognition
Explains how to get students up the Blooms Taxonomy pyramid. The tools include previewing, question generating, paraphrasing and assimilating reading as you go, simulate time constraints,focused study sets with review. There is an intervention method discussed as well. Saundra McGuire
November 17, 2016
Keywords: student success;metacognition;study;taxanomy;Blooms

Higher Ed's Moneyball?
Fast analysis of disparate data streams, including daily Web surfing, helps instructors identify struggling students early. They then help more students stick with college, improve academically and graduate with intervention. Eric Westervelt
October 15, 2015
Keywords: Graduation rate;student succcess;completion

Addressing Soft Skills in Higher Ed
Soft skills employers need are effective communication,ability to work in groups or teams, problem solving and/or critical thinking. These skills need to be incorporated into classes. Rhonda Tracy
August 31, 2015
Keywords: life skills;life-skills; soft skillsWe heard that some of our recent graduates did not show up for work on time, were not effective communicators, could not effectively function in groups or teams, and had difficulty problem solving and/or thinking critically. We heard that some of our recent graduates did not show up for work on time, were not effective communicators, could not effectively function in groups or teams, and had difficulty problem solving and/or thinking critically. We heard that some of our recent graduates did not show up for work on time, were not effective communicators, could not effectively function in groups or teams, and had difficulty problem solving and/or thinking critically.

First Class Day - People Before Paper
You never get a chance to make that first impression again. Before the syllabus, what can you do to make the first day engaging, personable, and begin the trust relationship with your students. Steve Piscitelli
April 24, 2015
Keywords: Instruction;engage;exoectation;accountability

Personality to be Inquiry Based Teacher
Goes through the traits of an inquiry based teacher. They can be taught and include being optimistic, open, flexible, appreciative, purposeful. Thom Markham
November 21, 2013
Keywords: Big Ideas; Inquiry Learning;student success

Lessons from the Classroom-Lesson #1 Good Teachers share one special quality
Chapter 1 in Mr. Urban's book is about ways to communicate well your enthusiasm for your subject; to inspire your students. Good teachers work hard with a smile and are fun. Maintaining a youthful spirit throught your career is advocated by Mr. Urban. He includes a well written acronym, ETHUSIASM, that spells out desired Instructor qualities. Hal Urban
September 6, 2013
Keywords: attitude; purpose; student success; effective teaching;motivation;2014_top_articles

A Brief Summary of the Best Practices in College Teaching
Mr. Drummond synthesizes more than a dozen articles on the best college teaching practices. In the article he goes into great detail about 12 practices. They are: Lecture Practices, Group Discussion Triggers, Thoughtful Questions, Reflective Responses to Learner Contributions, Rewarding Learner Participation, Active Learning Strategies, Cooperative Group Assignments, Goals to Grades Connections, Modeling, Double Loop Feedback, Climate Setting, and Fostering Learner Self-Responsibility. Tom Drummond
August 14, 2013
Keywords: Effective Teaching; participation; self responsibility

UC Berkeley Large Lecture Classrooms (Effective Teaching) Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education - Email
The article discussed ten suggestions for large lecture courses maximize student satisfaction and learning, while functioning with minimal resources. These top eight of these ten are: 1) establish learning goals, 2) cut down on material, 3) focus on analyzing problems, 4) active learning and interactive lectures, 5) motivate to complete reading, 6) more and shorter feedback, 7) vary assessments, and 8) alternatives to final exams. Specific tips on implementing each of these are in the article. Commentary
April 25, 2013
Keywords: Motivation; lecture; active learning; feedback;2014_top_articles

A Matter of Degrees
Articles include: Design Principles for effective Practice, Promising Practices for Community College Student Success, Designing Practices for Student Success, and Next Steps for the Center and Colleges. Center for Community College Student Engagement
February 12, 2013
Keywords: effective teaching; active learning; First year; student support; student feedback

Its All About College Culture
The authors articulate there are 5 desirable dimensions to the culture: 1) connection, 2) high expectations, 3) potential, 4) collaboration, and 5) evidence and inquiry Kay McClenney and Arleen Arnsparger
January 18, 2013
Keywords: effective Teaching; Student Feedback; Instructor Growth

Novice Teaching
The advantages of being a content novice when we teach are: a more realistic view of prior knowledge of the students, a better knowledge of the time needed to do material, able to relate material to everyday items. James M. Lang
January 1, 2013
Keywords: relating material

Are You as Good a Teacher as You Think
Mr. Price indicates that instructors tend to over estimate their teaching. He advocates both self analysis and student feedback. Paul C. Price
January 1, 2013
Keywords: effective Teaching; Student Feedback; Instructor Growth;2014_top_articles

College is Dead. Long Live College
Ms. Ripley provides an excellent article on the pros and cons of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). He compares a small less selective Public College, a very elite 4 year University, and a MOOC. She does an excellent job exploring where we are and where we are heading in education. Amanda Ripley
January 1, 2013
Keywords: curriculum; effective teaching

Undisciplined Thinking - Email
Mr. Burger advocates being sure students are taught not how to think about the material, but to think THROUGH the material. Think how a practitioner analyzes the subject. He suggests helping students understand how subjects are more alike than different. the Baylor professors five lessons into deeper thinking: 1. Professor went over syllabus, then tore it up and had students create their own based on the groups needs and gaps. 2. Rather than quizzes and tests, students assessed on presentations. 3. disagreement and angst are powerful teaching tools in deeper thinking; these were created in a sociology class. 4. Students had to do the readings and create class discussion questions. 5. three minute elevator description of the courses at beginning, with what life lessons did you take from course at end. Edward Burger
October 26, 2012
Keywords: Effective Teaching; student success, attention; focused learning; attitude

Successful Classroom Techniques
Most successful classroom techniques are: 1: know students' names 2. Clear Objectives, 3. Short writing assignments, 4. Daily assessments, 5. Online lecture. Our Faculty
September 10, 2012
Keywords: student success; student support; motivation

Professional Educator Commitment
Mr. Holland's commitment letter for our instructors is inspired by the Army Ranger Creed. It advocates that we all Faithfully, bravely, and energetically approach all aspects of our jobs. Meeting each with courtesy and viewing a crisis with a opportunity. Tony Holland
May 8, 2012
Keywords: instructor growth; student success; effective teaching

Coaching for Excellence
Mr. Conlow differentiates between teaching alone and teaching with coaching. He associates it with training alone and training with coaching. In the study, Productivity increase in training alone by 22%, but the increase with coaching was 88%. 4 areas of coaching are: keep positive, believe in students, maintain trust, motivate beyond limitations. Rick Conlow
April 12, 2012
Keywords: instructor growth; student success; motivation;

Articles Written by an Engineering Professor-In Class Problem Solving - Email
Mr. Felder finds more success with in class questions, if he gives students a few minutes to work in groups and answer the questions. It keeps one person from answering all the questions or embarrassing others. It allows easier incorporation of critical thinking and creativity. This allows much improvement over the 5% engagement in regular lecture. Richard Felder
March 23, 2012
Keywords: instructor growth; student success; motivation; collaboration;critical thinking

Articles Written by an Engineering Professor-Objectively Speaking - Email
Clear advise on objective writing is given by Mr. Felder. He says the objectives should fall into 6 categories, start with and action verb and be measureable. The six categories are: knowledge, comprehension, application. analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The four forbidden words to start an objective are: know, learn, appreciate, understand. The researched professors indicated that instructional objectives written at all levels of Bloom's taxonomy came in second only to cooperative learning as being most useful for course improvement. Richard Felder
March 23, 2012
Keywords: student success; objectives; effective teaching; critical thinking

67 Teaching Mistakes
There is good information on objectives and preparation in the article. It is well worth the read. Commentary
March 9, 2012
Keywords: student success; student support;motivation;leadership; objectives; effective teaching; critical thinking

Why Teacher Dispositions are a Crucial Aspect of Student Success
Ms. Hallam used researched based on high inference tools going back 50 years. Four aspects showed form the research: 1 they see themselves as effective, 2. they see their students as able to learn, 3. they see a larger purpose, and 4 they understand the people element. Maura Kate Hallam
January 1, 2009
Keywords: attitude; purpose; student success

A Few Words by Way of Conclusion
This articles includes several ways to end a class. It emphasizes the fact that we like our students to conclude a paper and put forward further ideas. Some ways to conclude class are: writing prompts, conclusion writing from readings, quiz. David Gooblar
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Keywords: Critical thinking

Classroom Failure is More Instructive than Success
Grit is the character trait that has more to do with success than IQ or socioeconomic status. How to practice,fail,organize, and go again Anne Sobel
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Keywords: Grit;refine work;experiment