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Joe Murphy

Less Stress, More Success: The End of Semester Student Presentation - 0 views

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    I particularly like the way points 2 and 5 address the need to have students practice public speaking _before_ the end of the semester.
Alex Alderman

Knowing How to Study Can Mean the Difference Between Success and Failure for First-Gene... - 0 views

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    Chemistry instructor and author of a new book on teaching first generation college students gives tips on how to help students improve the quality of their studying.
Joe Murphy

How to Demonstrate Confidence in Your Teaching - 0 views

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    How do you show your students your passion, knowledge, and skill in the classroom (and what are some specific behaviors which might help)?
Joe Murphy

Strategies to help improve the quality and quantity of summer writing - 0 views

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    "instead of dog-paddling toward your writing goals, take the time to master the mechanics of the process. Getting intimately familiar with your writing process can make writing not only more efficient but also more enjoyable."
Joe Murphy

Should Teachers Know the Basic Science of How Children Learn? - 0 views

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    Useful framework for identifying "empirical generalizations", "theoretical statements", and "epistemic assumptions" when we look at the literature on learning, and thinking about how they might be more or less applicable to our work.
Joe Murphy

What Worked, What Didn't: Course Reflection for the End of the Semester - 0 views

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    It may be a little late for this, but tomorrow it will be even later. Take a relaxed summer moment to jot down some reflections for your future self.
Joe Murphy

Pedagogical Agility in Flexible Learning Spaces: Why Faculty Development Needs to Be as... - 1 views

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    Interesting parallels as we think about learning spaces in the new buildings, and as we work on strategic planning for the CIP.
Alex Alderman

Strategies for dealing with feeling isolated in academe - 0 views

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    Some tips about managing feelings of isolation--even more important now that classes have ended. If you are interested in connecting with other faculty this summer, the CIP is hosting a Summer Writing Group as well as book clubs and workshops.
Alex Alderman

Free Teaching with Technology Conference on May 16 - 0 views

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    OSU hosts a free teaching with technology conference every spring. Lunch and light refreshments are provided, and the conference covers a number of emerging topics in higher education. If you are interested, you can register at this link by May 10.
Alex Alderman

Working with ESL and Multilingual Writers: What To Do? - 0 views

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    Writing is a major component of many academic disciplines, but how can professors give feedback that will allow students of different backgrounds the opportunity to grow? Laurie McMillin, Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Oberlin College, give some tips on getting the best writing from ESL and multilingual writers in the college classroom.
Alex Alderman

How to teach a course you've never had to teach before (opinion) - 0 views

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    We spend a lot of time focusing on backward design, but that model presumes a great deal of knowledge of what the course is about and what students will get out of it. This professor lays out the questions you need to ask when designing a course for the first time, and the result is a kind of flexible forward design.
Joe Murphy

Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom - 1 views

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    When people's feelings about a discussion topic boil over, how can you guide the conversation back into a zone where deep listening and learning are possible?
Joe Murphy

How Much Mightier Is the Pen than the Keyboard for Note-Taking? A Replication and Exten... - 0 views

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    Interesting failure to replicate the 2014 study suggesting that longhand notetaking may be more effective than typing on a laptop. Perhaps we should expect our efficacy at using different writing tools to shift over time!
Joe Murphy

Motivated Reasoning, Political Information, and Information Literacy Education - 0 views

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    How can library research assignments help students learn to guard against accepting only the information which confirms their beliefs?
Joe Murphy

Tips for Inclusive Teaching - 0 views

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    Concrete tips for making sure all students have equitable chances to participate in class, from Maha Bali and Steve Greenlaw
Joe Murphy

Study: Student resistance to curriculum innovation decreases over time as it becomes in... - 0 views

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    Great news about student resistance to active learning. Have the courage of your convictions!
Joe Murphy

A professor gives advice to colleagues for starting the new year with self-care - 0 views

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    "It is as though the "P" in Ph.D. stands for Postponement." Take care of yourself this weekend. Give yourself something you've been putting off.
Joe Murphy

How to save yourself from overpreparing for your classes (opinion) - 0 views

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    I'm intrigued by the structural approach of "pattern teaching" as a method for designing individual class sessions. Certainly seems like a useful approach for those classes where you have trouble fitting everything in (or even deciding what everything is). At the same time I'm really uncomfortable with the article's tone, which verges on "teaching is that thing which gets in the way of research."
Joe Murphy

"My Professor Cares" - 0 views

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    "Can "light-touch, targeted feedback" to students via email improve their perceptions of and performance in a class? New research says in some cases the answer is yes."
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