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11 Teaching Tools and 12 Assignment Ideas

During the month of July, I decided to theme my eight YouTube videos to focus on specific types of teaching tips and assignments ideas. Each week had its own theme: college basics, writing, literature, and multimedia. On Tuesdays, I shared some resources or tools tied to the theme. On Fridays, I shared three assignment ideas. If you want access to the assignment sheet templates, I created a small Teachable course, called “Assignments Jumpstart 2021,” to host those Google Docs, as well as PDFs about the resources and tools. In this blog post, I’ve listed information about the month’s videos and added links to all of them. If you teach college freshman or are interested in improving student academic writing or multimodal writing, check out the videos below.

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5 Types of Participation Activities and Their Learning Outcomes

I do a lot of participation activities in my classes, since engaging in class activities is a great way to keep students involved in their learning experience and a great way to get a sense of how well students are understanding class content. In today’s post, I go over five types of participation activities that I use in my classrooms and explain how these participation activities are used to achieve certain learning outcomes.

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5 Ways to Structure a Week of Class

Keeping students engaged for a whole class period is the dream of every educator. But how can we accomplish this goal? Well, keeping things interesting and different in the classroom is one strategy to try out. If every class session has the same structure, students can quickly grow bored or complacent. So, here are five different ways to structure a week of class. 

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Increase Student Engagement By Letting Students Design Your Class Sessions

I have some tried-and-true class activities that I do every semester, because I know they work well and/or students really enjoy them. But with hybrid teaching, it’s really hard to get students engaged in class activities. I might have a handful of students in the classroom itself, and then the rest are online, with no webcam on. Silence is a bit too prevalent an event in my class sessions. So, I decided to let my students design the class periods for our third and final unit. Find out how this works and how it went in today’s blog post.

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11 Ways to Give Students Choices in Your Classroom

Student choice is one of the topics I covered in my video on how to increase student engagement in virtual learning. In today’s blog post, I want to cover a variety of possible approaches to giving students choices and empowering them in your classroom. A lot of these are inspired by the fact that I teaching writing and literature courses, but plenty can be tweaked for any course topic you are teaching.

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