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February 23, 2017

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From the CTL Blog

Putting the Student Hat Back On

February 22, 2017 “When the Teacher Becomes the Student” is an interesting, short read from Maryellen Weimer, PhD of Faculty Focus. Her 2 take-aways are: I would almost guarantee that if you struggle to learn something in a course other than your own, it will change how you teach; and 20 years at the front of the room (maybe […] Read more »

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 »



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