Collaborative Learning/Group Work

Experts contend that collaborative learning encourages risk-taking and creativity for students and teachers alike, yet many faculty members remain wary of group work. They cite problems including unequal effort among group members, poor organization and communication, and confusion or even resentment about grading practices. What are some ways to tap the benefits of collaborative learning… Read More Collaborative Learning/Group Work

Spring 2018 Course Prep Bootcamp

Come to the CTL and get ready for the Spring semester. Bring your syllabus and questions! The CTL staff helps part-time and full-time faculty think through: -Assignments -Classroom management/policies -Experimenting with technology -Fostering classroom discussion -Active learning techniques -Low-cost/free course materials -Creating interdisciplinary activities Courses in the face-to-face, hybrid and on-line formats are welcome. Stop… Read More Spring 2018 Course Prep Bootcamp

Spring 2018 Course Prep Bootcamp

Come to the CTL and get ready for the Spring semester. Bring your syllabus and questions! The CTL staff helps part-time and full-time faculty think through: -Assignments -Classroom management/policies -Experimenting with technology -Fostering classroom discussion -Active learning techniques -Low-cost/free course materials -Creating interdisciplinary activities Courses in the face-to-face, hybrid and on-line formats are welcome. Stop… Read More Spring 2018 Course Prep Bootcamp

Spring 2018 Course Prep Bootcamp

Come to the CTL and get ready for the Spring semester. Bring your syllabus and questions! The CTL staff helps part-time and full-time faculty think through: -Assignments -Classroom management/policies -Experimenting with technology -Fostering classroom discussion -Active learning techniques -Low-cost/free course materials -Creating interdisciplinary activities Courses in the face-to-face, hybrid and on-line formats are welcome. Stop… Read More Spring 2018 Course Prep Bootcamp

Checking student understanding with Plickers

It’s likely that most of the people reading this post have used or heard of clickers: in-class polling systems that allow instructors to gauge student knowledge, understanding, or interest in a topic. Whether you use Poll Everywhere, Turning Point, the student-generated Cliqur system, or something else, this technology can be handy for facilitating student-centered, active… Read More Checking student understanding with Plickers

CTL Conversations: “Data and Privacy in the Classroom”

Wednesday, February 22, 4:00-5:00pm, NVC 14-266 How might professors, administrators, students, and support services ensure that we understand how data is kept and stored? When does our request for personal reflection and disclosure become intrusive? Who has access to the work that is being done by our students in our classes? These are some of… Read More CTL Conversations: “Data and Privacy in the Classroom”

Upcoming Event – “What are best practices teaching multilingual writers & speakers?”

Baruch’s student body has a significant number of students who are multilingual and who may be experiencing the American educational system for the first time. How do we strengthen the communication skills of these students? How do we encourage class participation and design assignments that engage all of our students? What are resources that the… Read More Upcoming Event – “What are best practices teaching multilingual writers & speakers?”