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Prof. Mike Prince speaking
Nov 4, 2014
Prof. Mike Prince describes the three most common mistakes in active learning--and how to avoid them.
Students in class, eagerly discussing. Photo by Rod Searcey for Stanford CTL.
Oct 23, 2014
How do you engage all your students in an activity if they have a wide range of backgrounds? Use "challenge problems."
Students of different races in class. Photo by Rod Searcey for Stanford CTL.
Oct 15, 2014
Adding these structured activities to your class time helps your students learn, especially Black and first-generation students.
Colorful pipes and structural parts on outside of building
Sep 23, 2014
Nothing helps students learn better than to start with a sense of intrigue, wonder, or curiosity about a topic.  When students have a purpose for learning something, it primes their pump, so to speak, and gets them looking for answers.  People cal
Male and female students bending over a table, examining something together
Sep 9, 2014
Got questions about active learning? Find out why it's effective, what it takes to integrate it into your class, how it benefits you and your students, and more.
View of redwood trees, looking upward from roots to blue sky
Aug 19, 2014
How can you tell what students are learning in an outdoor science camp? It's tricky, but here's how.
Rodin's The Thinker. Photo Musee Rodin.
Aug 3, 2014
Bill Gates notwithstanding, most students can't teach themselves. Furthermore, they don't know enough to know they can't.
Screenshot of Pathbrite ePortfolio gallery
Jul 21, 2014
There’s a lot of talk about ePortfolios these days, but what are they and how might they help your students? Here are a few useful ideas from Stanford’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric.

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