Today’s Tuesday Tip is a strategy to learn students’ names, which can facilitate a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment. It’s also a great way to connect with students but it can be challenging, especially in large classes. One strategy is to access your Class Roster to match students’ names with faces. When students get their… Continue reading Remembering Student Names
Looking for a way to engage students, particularly those who may feel isolated or disconnected? Want to be more approachable to your students? Some evidence suggests that learning students’ names can promote a more inclusive environment, build a sense of community in the classroom, and enhance both faculty-student and student-student interactions. It can be challenging,… Continue reading Learning Student Names
Knowing and using students’ names in the classroom is a fundamental way to build a community of engaged learners; there’s something very powerful in the connection created by being addressed by name. But learning all our students’ names is one of the most challenging tasks for us as teachers, made more difficult by ever-increasing class… Continue reading It’s week two; do you know all your students’ names yet?
Welcome back to Week 2 of the 4-week FDEV Student Engagement Challenge! So, how did the first challenge go? Did using names more granularly feel a bit weird or out of your comfort zone? If so, good. Keep doing it! It will feel more natural, and your students will feel connected, which leads to engagement.… Continue reading Student Engagement Challenge 2
The FDEV team is excited to announce the launch of a 4-week student engagement challenge! Beginning this week, and continuing up to Spring Break, we will be issuing a small weekly challenge that you can do in your next class to help improve connection and engagement with your students. Each challenge will take just a few… Continue reading Student Engagement Challenge
Today’s tip is “Get to know your students.” During New Faculty Orientation an accomplished professor from Business told a powerful story of a dedicated instructor who poured hundreds of hours of time into course design, but did not know the name of a single student. Evaluations revealed the students had a disappointing experience in the… Continue reading Who are your students?
Do your students know your marital status? Your pets’ names? Whether or not you’re vegan? Most of us have used stories from our personal lives to help illustrate a concept and know the power those stories can have to build trust, make connections, and revive student interest in a boggy lecture. I’ve also seen warm and personal video… Continue reading Your students know that you’re vegan
We have passed the census date and the students who are in your class are likely staying there. Do you know who they are? No judgment here, I have never been great at remembering student names and when we returned to teaching in person after, I discovered what little talent I had for remembering names… Continue reading Remember the Name
Sent on behalf of Dr. Grazyne Tresoldi, Assistant Professor in the College of Agriculture and READI Equity Fellow. Dear colleagues, I assume we are all familiar with the equity biases in the student evaluations of teaching but are you aware of the implications of your own unconscious (implicit, hidden) biases? I hadn’t thought much… Continue reading Grading for a More Equitable Society
Reminder – applications for the three Fall ’19 Faculty Learning Communities are open through this Sunday, May 5. You may apply to more than one. Details and application links are on the Faculty Development website. The Grading Oasis will be open to all faculty, including lecturers, from May 6-17 from 8am-5pm in MLIB 459. Drop in… Continue reading Tuesday Tip – Visit the Grading Oasis Starting Next Week!