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By CHSS Success Team | Ideas, resources, and other content for faculty to promote holistic student success

How to Give Your Students Better Feedback in Less Time

Online instructors focus most of their teaching on curricular issues—what they will teach, how they will teach it, etc. But studies have found that …

Pedagogy

Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook

For the last two years, I’ve been increasingly frustrated with the traditional approach to assessing students and reporting grades. I want my …

Teaching

App Recommendations for Teachers teaching with Technology

Co-Creator of @explainevrythng, @reshanrichards, returns to #ettSummit! Always brings new ideas to push Ed forward.… https://t.co/lZsRRdDkRA<p>Teach …

The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest

Your classroom probably has a bulletin board. It’s the perfect spot to organize information and show off great work. Increasingly, learning is …

Pinterest

R U Engaging Your Students? Strategies and Tools for the Texting Generation

Students and Smart Phones Go Together Like Reading and Writing. Let’s Put Them to Use in the Service of Learning! In the U.S., and increasingly …

QR codes

Retention in the Trenches

What can you do in your own classroom to keep students on track?

Education

“Can I Do Something for Extra Credit?” | Confessions of a Community College Dean

This one is a PSA for newish instructors heading into the home stretch of the semester.<p>You may find yourself approached by students who aren’t happy …

Strategies for Addressing Student Fear in the Classroom

Upon setting foot in the classroom at the beginning of the semester, many students experience varying degrees of anxiety or fearfulness. As …

Anxiety

What’s in a grade?

A number of students did not believe that the stated criteria represented how they would actually be assessed<p>Undergraduate students in the 1970s and …

Here’s How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age

When I was in elementary school, about 50 years ago, teachers used to stand in front of a class of 40 or 50 children and write on a blackboard with …

Emerging Technology

Welcome to the Flipboard for Educator’s Blog

Instead of going on vacation for spring break, we decided to launch a brand new initiative for teachers. This is Flipboard for you, a resource for the modern and connected educator. Our goal is to inspire classrooms around the world to read together, connect and share. We say “educator” because we …

Flipped Classroom Pilot Results in 14.5 Percent Fewer DFW Grades

Piloted Course Offerings With Flipped Lessons Consistently Yield Better Outcomes Having seen increasing data supporting the effectiveness of flipped …

Education

7 Ways to Use Texting to Your Advantage in the Classroom

If you were to take a glance around a classroom in which no smartphone policy has been set, it would be easy to conclude that texting at school is …

Brain Science in the Classroom

Commentary<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>The most valuable course a student could take is not currently a part of any standard …

A Round-up of The Best iPad Apps for Teachers and Educators

Category<p>Apps<p>Presentation Apps<p>File storage Apps<p>PDF annotation Apps<p>Audio Recording Apps<p>Apps for Creating Posters<p>Apps for Creating Timelines<p>Apps for …

Educational Leadership:Creating a Climate for Learning:Building Resiliency in Students

I define resilience as the set of attributes that provides people with the strength and fortitude to confront the overwhelming obstacles they are …

The Educator as a Design Thinker

The Educator as a Design Thinker<p>[Note: This was originally written for and posted in the Heinemann Digital Campus. <i>Unlimited access to more articles</i> …

Key Tips for Working with Short Attention Spans

<b>Working with Short Attention Spans</b><p>Take a look at these key tips for working with short attention spans:<p><b>Hooray, content chunking!</b><br>We write about …

Class Discussion: Getting Students to Respond to Each Other's Comments

Issue 1: The classroom discussion is going pretty well. Students are offering some good comments and more than one hand is in the air. Then a student …

Tons of Free public Domain Materials to Use in Class

September 16, 2014 <i><br>Public Domain Review</i>, as its name indicate, is a website that provides users with access to a plethora of public domain materials …

10 ways to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning…

<b>1. Don’t make all the decisions</b><p>Allow choice. Encourage students to make decisions about how they learn best. Create opportunities for them to pursue …

5 Ways to Empower Students

What's the most powerful resource in your classroom? Is it the formidable stack of textbooks, the encyclopedia, the computer? As much of a reader and …

The Power of "I Don't Know"

The role of teaching has evolved. No longer are we the carriers of knowledge, giving it to students and assessing if they can repeat facts …

Teaching