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Active Learning: An Introduction


The following link is a pdf of an article by Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent. http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/Papers/ALpaper(ASQ).pdf The end of the article features a frequently-asked questions section that may provide some valuable information for those instructors struggling with adding active learning strategies in the classroom.

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Three Critical Conversations Started and Sustained by Flipped Learning


http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/effective-teaching-strategies/three-critical-conversations-started-sustained-flipped-learning/

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Research: Using Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom


http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/03/03/research-using-active-learning-more-important-than-flipping-the-classroom.aspx

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Adult Learning Theory Infographic


 

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Emotional Intelligence Infographic


Emotional Intelligence Infographic

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Mount Everest Infographic


The Washington Post has released an infographic that allows the visitor to “climb” Mount Everest. It contains audio clips and facts about the climb from Nepal to the top on the southern side of the mountain and is very interesting. I’m sharing this here for two reasons: 1. as a tool you might want to…

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Getting Things Done


I wanted to share with you one of the most influential books in the productivity world which is titled Getting things Done by David Allen. The book describes a system for getting organized and accomplishing the myriad of tasks we have to juggle both professionally and personally. Here are more details about the book and…

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The Pygmalion Effect


The work of Rosenthal and Jacobsen (1968), among others, shows that teacher expectations influence student performance. Positive expectations influence performance positively, and negative expectations influence performance negatively. Rosenthal and Jacobson originally described the phenomenon as the Pygmalion Effect. “When we expect certain behaviors of others, we are likely to act in ways that make the…

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The Power of Believing You Can Improve


I think Carol Dweck has a strange presentation style, but I loved the message of this TED Talk. It speaks to the paradigm shift in education towards greater emphasis on the learning process (the experience of thinking), rather than just the learning product (test scores). Building a fund of knowledge is a natural by-product of higher order…

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What We Searched For In 2014


The search engines are out with the popular search terms for 2014. While this may not be related to instruction, it is interesting to see how search has evolved and you might use this information in a class exercise in January, especially looking at the differences between the search engines in terms of the top…

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