Intentional College Teaching Blog

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Remaining a Reflective Practitioner in Hectic Times

Strategies for Academics to Avoid Burnout As we take a breath after the last few years, many of us have lost the space for reflective thought. Our need to triage the priorities of students, emergencyContinue reading “Remaining a Reflective Practitioner in Hectic Times”

3 Practical Strategies for Teaching about Mindsets

Teaching students how to learn often involves teaching about mindsets. There is substantial evidence that positive academic mindsets are strongly linked to better academic performance at all levels of schooling, not just in younger grades.Continue reading “3 Practical Strategies for Teaching about Mindsets”

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Tips for Starting the Semester Teaching Remotely

As the new year begins, the pandemic still looms and Covid cases are currently spiking. Many college educators are finding themselves starting the first few weeks of the semester back in remote teaching settings. Yes,Continue reading “Tips for Starting the Semester Teaching Remotely”

Metacognitive Equity

In a recent essay, Dr. Saundra McGuire unveils a new term to consider in our quest for educational equity: metacognitive equity. Dr. McGuire argues that although we commonly use the term educational equity when referringContinue reading “Metacognitive Equity”

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Equity-Based Teaching Practices We Can Adopt Immediately

The past few years have highlighted an indisputable need to address equity more intentionally in our courses. And yet, pandemic-related changes have pulled educators in many new directions and left us tired and wary ofContinue reading “Equity-Based Teaching Practices We Can Adopt Immediately”

Transforming Your Syllabus with an Equity Mindset: The Role of Policy Statements

How do we Manage Policy Statements within an Inclusive Course Syllabus? Our Designing a Motivational Syllabus course, based on the book by the same name, guides college instructors through the process of re-thinking and re-inventingContinue reading “Transforming Your Syllabus with an Equity Mindset: The Role of Policy Statements”

3 Significant Benefits of Integrated Course (Re)Design

One of the best parts of teaching a course about course design is seeing faculty view prior teaching “challenges” as exciting new opportunities. In Significant Learning by Design, based on Dee Fink’s Integrated Course DesignContinue reading “3 Significant Benefits of Integrated Course (Re)Design”

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Learning Outcome Verb List for Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning

Download our list of learning outcome verbs that align with Dee Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning. A word of caution about using verbs as a magical solution.  As a study by Claudia Stanny exemplifies, anContinue reading “Learning Outcome Verb List for Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning”

Bloom’s Taxonomy: Benefits and Limitations

Many college educators are familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain. This well-known categorization of learning, developed by a team of scholars but often attributed to the first author, Benjamin Bloom, has been usedContinue reading “Bloom’s Taxonomy: Benefits and Limitations”

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Dedicated to sharing ideas, challenges, resources, and useful tips, this blog series will focus on strategies and inspiration for teaching intentionally amidst our busy and chaotic lives. Unless otherwise noted, posts written by Bridget Arend.

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