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Writing the Teaching Statement

This article, written by Rachel Narehood Austin, for Science Career Magazine, discusses the development of the teaching statement and provides practical suggestions, such as tailor the statement to the institution and keep it short. Read Writing the Teaching Statement

Rachel Narehood Austin, Science Career Magazine

A Protocol for Peer Review of Teaching

This article comes from the proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Written by Brent and Felder, it discusses a summative and formative peer review protocol implemented at North Carolina State University. The paper…

Brent and Felder, 2004, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition

Principles of Good Practice for Service-Learning Pedagogy

The 10 Principles of Good Service-Learning Pedagogical Practice were developed by Jeffrey Howard, former associate director for service-learning at the University of Michigan’s Ginsberg Center. They are widely used by colleges and universities across the country. Subscribe to these to improve your…

Jeffrey Howard, University of Michigan

Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

This article on problem-based learning (PBL) comes from Speaking of Teaching, a newsletter published by the Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning in 2001. It includes: an overview of PBL as a pedagogical strategy, how to structure and format the…

Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University

Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams

This paper is a guide to the effective design and management of team assignments in a college classroom where little class time is available for instruction on teaming skills. Topics discussed include forming teams, helping them become effective, and using peer ratings…

Barbara Oakley, Richard M. Felder, Rebecca Brent, and Imad Elhajj

Enhancing Learning — and More! — Through Cooperative Learning

An IDEA paper, written by Barbara J. Millis detailing the use of cooperative learning. Millis defines cooperative learning, the premises underlying cooperative learning,  and presents theory and research. She also discusses tips for creating effective experiences with cooperative learning. Read Enhancing Learning —…

Barbara J. Millis

Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom

This article, written by Lee Warren from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard discusses handling “hot” moments in the classroom. Warren presents a true story and then discusses how to turn these types of moments into teachable moments….

Lee Warren, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University

The Case Study and the Interactive Classroom

An article written by John Foran for the NEA Higher Education journal, Thought and Action. This article details Foran’s use of case studies as a way to increase interaction in his undergraduate classroom. He argues that “The case method is a…

John Foran, University of California, Santa Barbara

Syllabus Design

This article from Brigham Young University’s Center for Teaching & Learning provides a variety of resources for creating a learning-centered syllabus, including elements of a learning-centered syllabus, resources, and additional resources for understanding the definition/distinction of a learning-centered syllabus from…

Center for Teaching & Learning, Brigham Young University

Teaching in an Increasingly Multi-cultural Setting: A Guide for...

This document was created by the Eberly Center at Carnegie Mellon University and discusses issues around teaching in multi-cultural settings. The information presented, draws from a variety of sources, including student and faculty perceptions and educational research. While some of…

Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, Carnegie Mellon University

Classroom Implications of Mindfulness

This posting by Tomorrow’s Professor (an enewsletter), looks at the role mindfulness practices can play in your courses particularly if they deal with stressful or controversial material. It is from Chapter 5, Mindfulness, in the book, Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful…

Toward the Integration of Meditation into Higher Education: A...

This review was prepared by Shapiro, Brown and Astin (2008), for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Abstract There is growing interest in the integration of meditation into higher education (Bush, 2006). This paper reviews empirical evidence related to the…

Contemplative Modes of Inquiry in Liberal...

This article, Contemplative Modes of Inquiry in Liberal Arts Education (Burggraf and Grossenbacher, 2007), addresses contemplative methods and their benefits, contemplative modes of inquiry and applications. Read Contemplative Modes of Inquiry in Liberal Arts Education

Learning to Stop, Stopping to Learn: Discovering the Contemplative...

Richard Brady, founder and director of the Mindfulness in Education Network and Minding Your Life: Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning has written a number of articles on mindfulness in education.  Abstract Contemplative pedagogy is a young and growing approach in…

English Language Learners (ELLs)

This resource from the National Education Association (NEA) discusses strategies for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). The term English Language Learner (ELL) indicates a person who is in the process of acquiring the English language and whose first language is…

Teaching International Students: Pedagogical Issues and Strategies

From the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching: One challenge that instructors face is how to design a course so the material engages students’ prior knowledge and their skills, whether the intent is to build on…