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Writing a Book or Article? Now's the Time to Create Your 'Author Platform' - 0 views

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    An "author platform" is "an ability to sell books because of who you are and who you can reach." In other words, it's part of considering your audience when you write - including considering how your ideal audience will find you.
Joe Murphy

Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too - 0 views

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    Not making the progress you wanted on your summer projects? Blame the weather. (Or better still, account for it.)
Joe Murphy

Scared Of Math? Here's One Way To Fight The Fear - 0 views

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    Maybe naming where math aversion started can help turn it around.
Joe Murphy

Helping Students Get Into The Right Mood For Learning - 0 views

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    Do you contact your students before the semester starts?
Joe Murphy

Optimizing Your Learning Schedule - 0 views

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    Interesting implications here for how we schedule review sessions and talk to students about studying. (And probably for our own practices around conferences and research and committee/department meetings...)
Joe Murphy

Can a Humanities Lecture Course Also Be a Publication Workshop? | HASTAC - 0 views

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    Looks like a great template schedule for courses which want to build public websites.
Joe Murphy

An elephant in the room: how we set ourselves up to be bad at mentoring - 0 views

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    Powerful stuff about negotiating the power dynamics inherent in mentoring relationships. Primarily about students, but there's a lot here which would apply to mentoring relationships with colleagues as well.
Joe Murphy

Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies - 1 views

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    Fascinating, challenging episode of this podcast looking at the way writing assessment can replicate systems of white supremacy. The "labor-based grading" process sounds like an interesting way to get students to be reflective about their work.
Joe Murphy

The Benefits of Longhand Notetaking Versus Slide Annotations - 1 views

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    Good review of a study, and a strong theoretical explanation for the benefits of longhand notetaking. Do check out the caveat at the end about the need to teach notetaking skills.
Joe Murphy

How One Teaching Expert Activates Students' Curiosity - 1 views

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    Kimberly Van Orman uses "naïve tasks" to get students to make predictions based without advanced subject knowledge, creating a chance to reflect on their reasoning and spark curiosity.
Joe Murphy

What to Do About Those Negative Comments on Course Evaluations - 1 views

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    Smart tips, including some in the comments.
Joe Murphy

Grit 2.0: A Review with Strategies to Deal with Disappointment, Rejection, and Failure - 1 views

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    Good review of the literature around the concept of "grit." Most of this literature focuses on students and I'm intrigued to see the call that we have to look closer at grit in the faculty life cycle too, with its ongoing opportunities for negative feedback.
Joe Murphy

Addressing STEM Culture and Climate to Increase Diversity in STEM Disciplines - Higher ... - 1 views

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    This article is very consonant with the work being done to support inclusive excellence in Kenyon's natural sciences division.
Joe Murphy

A New Research Center for the Study of Failure - 1 views

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    "Students who didn't learn about the scientists' struggles were more likely to say that those scientists had innate talent and aptitude which separated them from everyone else." Do you draw attention to the processes of discovery and creativity in your course content, including setbacks?
Joe Murphy

Activities that Promote Awareness of What Constitutes Cheating - 1 views

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    Now is the right time to engage students in discussion about what is and isn't cheating. Stress and bad scheduling can lead some students to make wrong choices at the end of the semester; a reminder about some of these "grey area" issues might save a lot of heartache later.
Joe Murphy

Diversity in the Heartland - 1 views

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    Ric Sheffield discusses past and future projects to engage students in learning about racial and ethnic diversity in Knox County, Ohio on the GLCA/GLAA Consortium for Teaching and Learning website.
Joe Murphy

Student Preparedness Incorporated into the Course Design - 1 views

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    Lynn Gillette uses a definitional grading system to prioritize meaningful preparation for class. His Class Preparation Assignments (don't call them homework!) help students learn to read disciplinary material, serve as a structure for better note taking, and allow for more discussion and active learning in his classes.
Joe Murphy

Representing Your Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Recommendations for Helping Col... - 1 views

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    Tips on effectively framing your scholarly work on teaching and learning as scholarship and not just "extra-good" teaching.
Joe Murphy

10 Key Points About Active Learning - 1 views

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    Cathy N. Davidson lists the things she wishes she'd known when she started over a decade of commitment to active learning methods.
Joe Murphy

Helping Quiet Students Find Their Voices - 2 views

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    This professor uses an online forum to give students who are uncomfortable speaking in class a space where they can contribute their thoughts. Students report that it's useful and the professor reports that all students who used the forum did eventually speak in class. (It occurs to me that Moodle's "anonymous" and group-based forum options might help mitigate some of the social pressures.)
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