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...

Benefits of Cumulative Exams

Dr Maryellen Weimer writes this week’s article on cumulative exams. Students often express worry over the possibility that their finals encompass a whole semester’s worth of material. Although teachers should not ignore or discount student preferences across the...