Separating first-year students into individual apartments isolates students, says Dan Chambliss. Instead, colleges should stick to the traditional, long-hall, four-students-to-a-room dorms.
Ahead of his March 16 webinar, Dan Chambliss discusses what he calls his “capstone project,” class sizes, and why simply knowing your students’ names can go a long way.
In our February webinar, Small Changes in Teaching, education expert James M. Lang covered how to introduce active learning to a classroom. Here, he answers your questions.
About the least effective thing you can do to improve classroom learning is enact a major, centralized plan, according to sociology professor Dan Chambliss.
Students’ attention holds better if you upturn expectations, says education author James Lang in our latest webinar.
Imagine what a difference we could make if we all took five minutes — even just a few times during the semester — to offer students the opportunity to reflect on their learning habits.
With an investment of just a few minutes every class period, or even just one class period a week, you can help students see the stars of your course content in an entirely new light.
The opening five minutes offer us a rich opportunity to capture the attention of students and prepare them for learning.
Use the vital first few minutes before class begins to bond with students, set a firm agenda, and build a sense of curiosity.