Throughout the Teacher for Learning module we’ve explored various types of metaphors for teaching and learning. Now it is time to put it together considering your own teaching philosophy. Reflect upon your own teaching philosophy. What is your metaphor for teaching and learning? To do: Find a photo or draw a picture that can represent your own more… »
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Find and make meaningful a “nugget.” The Open Faculty Patchbook is a collection of lived experiences, “AHA!” moments & lots of helpful nuggets about teaching and learning. It’s been crafted like an old fashioned community quilt (each person contributes a square to make a beautiful large quilt), but has been given a 21st century makeover and is more… »
What concept in your discipline is like driving a car? To Do: Identify and explain the component skills required to master this concept or skill. Please share your discipline aligned concept and creative explanation as a response to the Like Driving a Car activity. You can type directly into the text submission area, upload a file, more… »
To Do: Brainstorm a list of WIIFM (what’s in it for me?) from a student perspective. Add your response using the button below. After you make your submission, save the web address to your response (found in the green confirmation box) so you can use it later for your badge submission form. Quick Tips If you can’t think more… »
If you haven’t already, watch the video “How to take Cornell Notes” To Do: Find a TED talk or conference keynote video that interests you to practice your own note-taking skills using Cornell Notes. Split your page so that it looks like Cornell notes (see image) Take notes that make sense to you in the right-hand (two-thirds) more… »
Using mind maps to outline your course syllabus not only models how to organize information but also adheres to the universal design principles of conveying information in multiple modes. Show Them the Money: Using Mind Mapping in the Introductory Finance Course (Biktimirov & Nilson, 2006). To Do: Using MindMup or another visual organizer tool in the Extend Toolkit, create a more… »
Identify a concept that is often misunderstood in your discipline. Can you think of an analogy that can help make the concept make sense to students? Does this analogy take into account where students are coming from in their previous experiences? Or how could you break that concept down into bite-size chunks so your students more… »