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February 08, 2017

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The Sound and Fury (When Classroom Discussions are Difficult)

February 08, 2017 Sometimes class discussions are difficult because students are hesitant to participate or because one student tends to dominate. And sometimes—as we’ve heard from faculty in these turbulent times—they’re difficult because emotions are running high and some students may be angry or anxious. Here are a few resources to help faculty navigate these challenges. Teaching Trump […] Read more »

But it had the Blackboard logo in it…

January 06, 2017 The recent political debacle involving hacking of a certain official’s computer reminds us once again of the ease and dangers of phishing. You may have been even more tempted recently to click on one of those links in an email because the phishers are getting more sophisticated, not to mention better at spelling and grammar. […] Read more »

“Returning to the Classroom after the Election”

November 09, 2016 Whether or not we choose to engage students in dialogue about the election results, we should recognize that some students’ emotional responses may interfere with their ability to focus. This blog post by the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching offers some sage advice and a few simple strategies to process […] Read more »



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