Tag Archives: active learning

Strategies for Deeper Learning and Long-term Retention

Much of our understanding about how we learn is flawed.  The typical advice given to students is single-minded, focused repetition, reflecting the belief that if we expose ourselves to something long enough, we can burn it into memory.  This is … Continue reading

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Why You Should Flip Your Classroom

Empirical and anecdotal evidence demonstrates that the flipped classroom model can improve learning, attendance, engagement, and overall enjoyment. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try! Continue reading

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Gather Student Feedback with ClassKick, Plickers, & GoSoapBox

When you teach, do you encounter this scenario? Instructor:  “Does anyone have any questions?” Students: blank stares and shaking heads Instructor: “So it all makes sense?” Students: blank stares and nodding heads Based on this nonverbal feedback, you assume the … Continue reading

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Feedback Fast!

UPDATE 4/13/2016: Unfortunately, Feedback Fast is no longer available in the U.S. app store. Have you ever given a speech, perhaps a conference presentation or sales pitch, and desperately wished you knew what the audience was thinking? The FREE app … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Student-Directed Learning

“Wait, you mean we get to choose what we want to do?” “Yes.” “Like we have options?” “Yep.” “So we get to pick our projects?” “Uh huh.” “Cool.” I love students’ reactions when I announce they will be able to … Continue reading

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