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Joe Murphy

Finding Inspiration Somewhere Besides in Best Practices - Teaching in Higher Ed - 0 views

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    I think dismissing "best practices" entirely is a bit extreme, but there are some good points about reflecting and adapting if a "best practice" isn't producing the outcome you want. What's really great in this article, though, is the way Bonnie Stachowiak talks about drawing inspiration from high profile exemplars for practices when can be authentic to her style.
Alex Alderman

Students' Best Tech Resource: The Teacher - 0 views

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    The author outlines modeling, collaboration, and reflection strategies for integrating a new technology resource into an existing course.
Joe Murphy

Building Community With Attendance Questions - 0 views

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    What if you asked students to answer an open-ended question as a way of taking attendance? "When we trace back the meaning of attend through Old French (atendre) to its Latin root (attendere), we can see that when we attend, we are "stretching our mind toward" something. The attendance question gets students to pay attention through inviting them to stretch their minds toward a question which has no right answer."
Joe Murphy

A Moment, Unplugged:  Facilitating Contemplative Practice in the Classroom - 0 views

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    "Rechtschaffen (2014) notes that "Students are told to pay attention a thousand times in school, but rarely are they taught how" (p.10), and we have observed that before our focusing activities students generally seemed distracted, stressed, and irritated. After the focusing activity, their posture became more relaxed and they seemed more receptive to learning."
Joe Murphy

Three ways to make teaching evaluations more effective - 1 views

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    In this article, Annelise Heinz looks at ways you can use reflection, student self-reflection, and experimentation to evaluate and enrich your teaching.
Joe Murphy

Summertime and the Learning is Easy - 0 views

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    Might be some interesting questions for advisees or majors (or colleagues or yourself) in this podcast. What did you reflect on this summer? In between courses, can you see how they relate?
Joe Murphy

Gone Fishin': How Bass Fishing Helped My Classroom Approach - 1 views

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    "Both fishing and teaching are unsolvable puzzles." Are there lessons you can bring to teaching from your hobbies?
Joe Murphy

Blue Books Energized My Teaching - 0 views

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    Do you respond to students' reflective writing? How might their reflections change if you did?
Joe Murphy

Teaching Fails: What Didn't Go as Planned in Your Courses? - 1 views

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    It's important to reserve some time for reflection at the end of the semester, to review where you thought your classes were going and where they actually ended up. (But don't forget to review the positive too - what worked as or even better than expected?)
Joe Murphy

How, and Why, You Should Have Students Assess Themselves - 1 views

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    Some interesting examples here of questions you can ask students to help cement the major concepts of your courses. (Some of these would fit in nicely as part of your personal questions in the course evaluation system!)
Joe Murphy

Is Your Classroom Like Something of a Bermuda Triangle? Wait It Out - 0 views

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    You say "any questions", 5 seconds of total silence follow... what then?
Joe Murphy

Defining "ePortfolio": Four Ways of Seeing an ePortfolio - 0 views

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    Conversations about portfolios often suggest them as a solution to one problem at a time, whether that problem is integrative learning, student self-representation outside the college, or institutional (and departmental) assessment. This article tries to juggle 4 very different ways of looking at portfolios at the same time. Such a view might help us understand how many benefits might flow from a pedagogy which includes portfolio construction.
Joe Murphy

End of Semester Checklist - 1 views

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    It seems early for this, with a week of classes and a week of exams left to go, but perhaps these tasks are good mental breaks from all the grading. They also might form the technical side of good reflective practice.
Joe Murphy

Five Ways Our School Year Started Out Great - 1 views

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    Five things that went right. Five images to link with them. I was moved by this amazingly simple form of reflective pedagogical practice.
Joe Murphy

universities to give hugs to staff ???? - 1 views

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    How well does the CIP do as a place for "fika" or even "hygge"? What would it look like if we thought of (more of) our "programming" as a valued time for rest and reflection?
Joe Murphy

The Semester's Just About Over! Now Grade Your Own Teaching. - 0 views

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    The college conducts student evaluations of teaching for all courses, and many faculty members supplement those evaluations by asking questions of their own (within, or along side, the college's official system). But do you take time to conduct a self-evaluation? This article includes a link to a self-evaluation form.
Joe Murphy

The Learning Portfolio: A Powerful Idea for Significant Learning - 1 views

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    This paper serves as a guide to starting a portfolio project. It focuses on the "learning portfolio" as a tool which encourages the student to reflect on their own learning, with special attention to their own progress. I was particularly taken with the point that a portfolio can be an appropriate tool at any level of the curriculum - an individual course or set of courses, the program or department level, or the whole institution - though of course, that choice will change the purpose of the portfolio, and therefore its design.
Joe Murphy

Working Toward a Fair Assessment of Students' Reflective Writing - 1 views

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    "So the solution may be in having a well defined rubric but being able to apply it with discretion and sensitivity to individual learner differences." Rubrics seem to have garnered quite a bit of attention as a teaching and grading tool, and reflecting on their design and appropriate use seems important.
Joe Murphy

Critical Incident Questionnaire - 0 views

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    An interesting take on a "course evaluation" form, with extensive supporting research.
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