Techniques for Peer Instruction

In this article, Stephanie Chasteen reviews the results on the effective use of peer instruction. Specifically, she first lists the instruction cycle for incorporating peer instruction in the classroom and then answers seven key questions about peer instruction: 1....

Peer instruction

This week is an interesting video from Dr Eric Mazur, professor of Physics in Harvard. In this video, Dr Mazur explains how he came to abandon lecturing for peer instruction. Although he thought he was doing an excellent job of teaching by looking at student...

Using Self-Assessment with Students

David Gooblar explains in this piece why he uses self-assessment at the end of the semester with his students. There are many reasons to have students complete self-evaluations at semester’s end, but perhaps the best is that the exercise encourages metacognition. (…)...

How to Mind Map Effectively

In this video, Tony Buzan describes rules on how to build an effective mind map. With proper design by using branch words, colors, images and organized structures, he shows that this map can help students think about various concepts discussed in a course and how...

Active Learning Strategies

This week, we present you with a podcast episode! In this episode of Teach Better, Professor Lynn Regan shares active learning strategies she has used in her classes. She discusses how she structures group projects and some of the challenges of doing so. Two of the...
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