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Teaching Squares: A Recap

After a semester of observations through the Teaching Squares (TS) program offered by CTE, four librarians have emerged as more self-aware instructors. The program is intended to improve instructional skills through observation and self-reflection, with a strong mandate to avoid … Continue reading

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Google as a Research Tool: Part 3

You’ve learned some advance search tips to use in Google, but how can you determine if you’re a good Googler? Google offers a number of research resources to test your skills. If you have a bit of time, try a … Continue reading

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LINC Teaching Tip: April 2012 – How to Keep Students Thinking, Part 3/3

Questions Questions Questions!! Here are some tips on ways to use questions during your sessions: Ask questions throughout the session, so it becomes more of a conversation.  Asking them to raise their hands is easier than asking them to speak. … Continue reading

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LINC Teaching Tip: March 2012 – How to Keep Students Thinking, Part 2/3

Give students a chance to absorb major points that you want to make. Tip: Pause in the lecture after making a major point. Show students a multiple-choice question based on the material you have been talking about. Ask students to … Continue reading

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LINC Teaching Tip: February 2012 – How to Keep Students Thinking, Part 1/3

When students engage actively with material, they generally understand it better and remember it longer. Tip: When a student asks a question, instead of answering it yourself, ask for an answer from other members of the class. Example: Student 1: … Continue reading

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LINC Teaching Tip : Oct 2011 – Motivate and Grab Student Attention

Motivate students by creating a warm and accepting yet business-like atmosphere and use interesting visual aids such as booklets, posters, or practice equipment to focus students’ attention on what needs to be learned. (1) Along the same line, mix things … Continue reading

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