Lost in Learning
How could our teaching approach affect learner motivation? Melissa talks about getting students lost in learning.
Everyday Pictures, New Insights
How do the Master Teacher’s parables inspire you toward better teaching? Bradley Baurain answers with a look at patches and wineskins.
Two heads are (often) better than one
Two heads aren’t always better than one, but often they are, and sometimes, three or four are even better. Carolyn Stent explains.
It’s all in the (right kind of) details
Why do activities sometimes fail? Perhaps it’s a lack of attention to details, or as Bridget Watson explains, the right kind of details.
Silence is golden
Last week we talked about letting go. One thing we may need to release is our right to talk. In fact, as Patrick Seifer explains, when using activities to teach, we may find that for teachers silence is golden.
Letting go is hard to do
When using activities to teach, we have to be willing to let go. Aliel Cunningham gets us thinking about taking our students on a journey outside our comfort zone and theirs.
It’s (not) all fun and games.
Continuing our look at activities, Christina Nipper gives us food for thought: Should learning be drudgery? What’s a good balance between purposeful and playful?
Involve me, and I understand
We’re starting a new series today focused on designing and implementing activities. Melissa starts us off with some comparisons between involvement, engagement, and empowerment.
When I was teaching intercultural communication here in China, every year on end-of-semester feedback at least one student would say something like: I really liked this class and learned a … Continue reading