Teaching

6 Strategies for the Last Week of Class

"Waterland (Explore)" by Christian | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
The final week of the semester is the perfect time to bring learning full circle. Help students make large scale, meaningful connections.
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Is This Going to be on the Final?

"Prüfungen des Lebens" by Dennis Skley | CC BY-ND 2.0
Put your students at ease by planning for your final exam now and communicating your expectations.
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Rubrics: Grade with Integrity

Street signs rewritten as rubric directions
"Rubric Highway" by Jen Hegna | CC BY-NC_SA 2.0
A rubric communicates your grading standards, simplifies your work grading, and facilitates conversations about student performance, putting integrity front and center.
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Academic Integrity

The Four Properties of Powerful Teachers

A graduate TA works with a student

 

Even if you weren’t born with some of these qualities, you can develop them.
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Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

An instructor speaks with a group of students in a classroom
photo by UNL University Communications
Whether your class has 15 students or 150, collaborative learning can be an effective tool that facilitates student learning.
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Take Note: Technology in the Classroom

stenography machine
"Overhead" by flickr/Stephen Coles | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Laptops are a common sight in classrooms. They’re the go-to note-taking tool for many students. But while it’s faster to type a sentence than write it out by hand, does taking notes on the laptop promote learning?
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Technology

Advice for Your First Year as a Teaching Assistant

Colored Pencils
"Colorful set of pencils-2" by Daniel Kulinski
Graduate Ambassador Stephanie Shipp reflects on what she's learned as a graduate teaching assistant and offers a few tips for first-time teaching assistants.
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Making the Most of Your Teaching Evaluations

It’s the end of the semester, and you’re wrapping up the class you’re TAing. Just a few more classes, and your students will hand in their final assignments and take their final exam.

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Teaching

Asking Good Questions: Socratic Method in the Classroom

To get students thinking critically about material, lecturing to students who remain passive recipients of knowledge won’t work. Students must be engaged and grapple with questions in order to think critically.
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Teaching Critical Thinking

Every student within a discipline needs to learn facts and acquire basic knowledge in introductory classes. Students make flashcards, memorize terms, and gain a basic understanding of the subject.

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