Welcome back, instructors!
This week’s newsletter connects to Quizlet, this week’s Cool Instructional Technology series.
“…memorization deserves some airtime because it is one important route to building content knowledge and expertise. Furthermore, acquiring content knowledge doesn’t have to detract from critical thinking, reasoning, or innovation…”
Major tips: Emphasize context and purpose; visualize information; avoid the rereading trap (passive rereading).
Reminder of just a few of the general FCTL services available to all instructors…
One on One consults: Let’s talk! Teaching tough concepts, developing class activities, grading, balancing your time between job and teaching, etc., we’re happy to chat about ways to support you personally. (0.5-1.5 hour)
Classroom Observations: Having an issue or just want the thoughts of another instructor? We’ll arrange to see a class session, or observe online for 2 weeks, then give you feedback. We can also help you add and/or assess anything you want to try out for the next semester (or next week!).
Syllabus Review: Send us your syllabus for fast applicable feedback (turnover within 5 days).
Classroom Demonstrations: We can demonstrate any technology you would like to use in the classroom, from online polling to Blackboard and assignment creation tools.