Category Archives: Teaching & Learning Tips

Week 8 Summer Teaching Tips

When/how do I post summer grades? An email was sent to all faculty (from Sara Clark) on Tuesday, July 14th with the following information: All final grades for full term Summer 2015 courses must be posted in e-services on or … Continue reading

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Week 7 Summer Teaching Tips

What is contemplative pedagogy? “Contemplative pedagogy serves several educational goals. Research shows that contemplative practice, even if performed for short periods, improves attention, cognition, and cognitive flexibility.” (from Contemplative Studies in Higher Education) How Can I use it in my … Continue reading

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Week 6 Summer Teaching Tips

Textbook buyback. The MCTC Bookstore’s End of Summer Term Textbook Buyback is scheduled for July 22-23, 9am – 3pm in front of the Bookstore. Please help get the word out to students, thanks! What are some upcoming faculty-development opportunities? Featured … Continue reading

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Week 5 Summer Teaching Tips

Minnesota eLearning Summit Discount Registration Ends Soon! If you haven’t yet attended, perhaps this is the year to do so. This year MnSCU will support of 75% of the cost of early registration fees for all attendees and presenters from … Continue reading

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Week 4 Summer Teaching Tips

Welcome to the midpoint of summer session! How do I let students know how they are doing? Now is an excellent time to check in with students about their progress. If possible, check in with every student in person, or … Continue reading

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Week 3 Summer Teaching Tips

What are your students thinking about your class?  These links refer to first-day activities, but these simple strategies would also work well at this point in the semester: A questionnaire and a quiz Gauge student expectation… Gauge student misconceptions early … Continue reading

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Week 2 Summer Teaching Tips

We hope your summer session is off to a great start. These tips are geared toward the second week of class and include ideas for easy ways to break up lectures and engage students! What are the most important things … Continue reading

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Week 1 Summer Teaching Tips

What are the most important things to do on the first days of class? Engage your students starting on day one.  This will help to create community, show students the types of interactions and activities that will take place in … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips for Finals Week – Outstanding Advice from Outstanding Educators

This will be the last Teaching Tips email until a pre-semester Tips in late summer.  Your summer team of CTL Consultants is listed at the bottom of this message (see email from Gail about CTL transitions).  ​ We hope to see … Continue reading

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Week 15 Teaching Tips

Dear Faculty, Two weeks ago, we started providing some resources for designing future classes.  In this tips, we will provide suggestions and resources for the third part of course design – including activities to help students develop the skills that you want students to be able … Continue reading

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