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ALL 2018 Conference Takeaways

We would love to hear about how you are implementing active learning into your classroom!

Please share with us some of your strategies or key takeaways from the 2018 Active Learning Leaders conference.

we want to hear from you

 

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:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/opinion/sunday/are-college-lectures-unfair.html?_r=0

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

httpv://youtu.be/H14bBuluwB8

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:  https://www.youtube.com/downingoncourse

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

httpv://youtu.be/zIxegd1fG9A

Are your students motivated?

I hope one day I will arrive to class with an entire class of students who are sitting waiting for me to talk because they are so motivated to learn!  As teachers we spend a lot of time trying to motivate our students.  How do you motivate your students?