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”
As the year draws to a close, we reflect on some of our proudest accomplishments. From developing new courses, working with colleagues across the globe, promoting scholarship about teaching and learning, and most importantly, gettingContinue reading “2021 Highlights”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Today’s college graduates must be able to think critically and creatively, and be able to communicate and collaborate effectively. Twenty-first century teaching and learning must be focused on more than knowledge acquisition. It must alsoContinue reading “Strategies for Encouraging Self-Directed Learning”
Dee Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning has led thousands of college instructors to reimagine their courses and articulate what they truly hope for their students. This taxonomy goes beyond the well-known Bloom’s Taxonomy of theContinue reading “The Caring Category in Fink’s Taxonomy: How Do We Support and Assess Caring?”
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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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