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Are College Lectures Unfair?…

…they are if you don’t use active learning! From the article:

“Given that active-learning approaches benefit all students, but especially those who are female, minority, low-income and first-generation, shouldn’t all universities be teaching this way?”

Find it here at the NY Times:

BTW, I think she’d make a great keynote speaker!

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

What is the key to success?  Is it Grit?

“Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.”

This TedTalk embodies many of the On Course principles of student success.  Take a moment to watch and be inspired

On Course videos

Skip Downing, the author of On Course, has a great YouTube channel with helpful videos for teaching the 8 On Course Principles.

Here is the link to the channel:

If you are not sure what On Course is, take a moment to watch this introduction: