Teaching Commons Newsletter

 

2015

  • November - Grant enhances TA experience, tailoring your course, thinking big about learning, and more - 10.13.15 [PDF]
  • October - Year of Learning, a course design tool, policy simulation, and more - 10.12.15. [HTML]
  • September - Starting the year off right, tips for international students, an ecology class that creates scientists, and more - 9.10.15. [HTML]
  • August - Discussion prompts, ePortfolio platforms, and more - 8.14.15. [HTML]
  • July - Group learning tactics, ePortfolio overview, use of videorecording to train TAs, and more - 7.20.15. [HTML]
  • June - Engage frosh & sophs in humanities, train TAs well, overcome cultural barriers, and more - 6.16.15. [HTML]
  • May - Peer Instruction update, international TAs, design approach to group work, and more - 5.26.15. [HTML]
  • April - Students simulate UN diplomacy, Hennessy to speak on teaching & learning, how to get students to talk in class, and more - 4.23.15. [HTML]
  • March (end) - Mentoring challenges, office hours that work, course redesign, and more - 3.30.15. [HTML] [PDF]
  • March (mid) - How to create scientists, how to teach one-time workshops, and more - 3.17.15. [HTML]
  • February - A MOOC on scaling businesses successfully, narrowing the gender gap in STEM, teaching grants, and more - 2.26.15.[HTML] [PDF]
  • January (end) - What profs love about teaching, creativity in your classroom, and more - 1.30.15. [HTML] [PDF]
  • January (mid) - Advising help, classroom control & demo, digital humanities - 1.21.5. [HTML] [PDF]

2014

  • December - The Evaluation Issue: Course evaluations, grading multimedia assignments, and more, plus a special faculty opportunity - 12.21.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • November (end) - Last day of class, digital divide 2.0, boost prereading, and more - 11.18.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • November (mid) - Three most common mistakes in active learning, accidental mentoring, "AltAc" careers and more -  11.5.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • October (end) - Wieman on "challenge problems," elicit great student writing, upcoming grant deadlines, and more - 10.28.14. [HTML] [PDF]
  • October (mid) - Feedback your students can hear, effect of structured class activities, ATXpo, Jo Boaler on math learning, grants & events - 10.14.14. [HTML] [PDF]
  • September (end) - Intrigue your students, online discussion forums, accommodating students with disabilities, and more - 9.29.14. [HTML] [PDF]
  • September (mid) - Effective TA training, active learning FAQs, autumn teaching workshops, get student feedback, and more - 9.15.14. [HTML] [PDF]
  • August - Back-to-School Issue: Why teachers are still vital, tips for a great first day, don't start with a review lecture, and more - 8.14.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • July (end) - Power up your syllabus, use ePortfolios, inspire undergrads to publish, and more - 7.31.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • July (mid) - Community engaged learning, teaching as performance, first-years, intelligent textbook, women's health MOOC - 7.14.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • June (end) - Innovative course, failure and advising, Carol Dweck, exam wrappers, and more - 6.18.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • June (mid) VR in education, teaching what you don't know, Wieman on active learning, TA training - 6.4.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • May (end) - Why history?, writing "jumpstarts," time machines, teaching first-years - 5.22.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • May (mid) - The "antihistamine" for student allergy to group work; exam review sessions; lifelong learning; and more - 5.9.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • April (end) - Teaching the millennial generation; innovative Stanford courses; grants, and more - 4.29.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • April (mid) - How student mindset affects learning; how grad students get teaching experience; upcoming teaching events and more - 4.10.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • March (end) - Team-teaching, active learning, good STEM teaching practices, and more - 3.26.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • March (mid) - Closing the gender gap in STEM classrooms, teaching grants, and more - 3.5.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • February (end) - Skeff on teaching, lecture goals, pizza, and more - 2.20.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • February (mid) - Get grants, engage your students, and more - 2.11.14 [HTML] [PDF]
  • January (end) - Chem. Eng. instructors create on line textbook, fund your teaching with grants, and more - 1.24.14   [HTML] [PDF]
  • January (mid) - Workshops, info to jumpstart your teaching in 2014, and more - 1.9.14 [HTML] [PDF]

2013

  • December - Get ready for next quarter's teaching and more - 12.4.13 [HTML] [PDF]
  • November - New gallery debuts and more - 11.20.13  [HTML] [PDF]