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  • Welcome to Teaching Tips & Questions

    This is a community for discussion of all things related to teaching developmental sciences at the post-secondary level. Please share your experiences, challenges, and solutions with colleagues. With Covid-19 we are especially focusing on solutions and practices for moving instruction online.

    This community is primarily devoted to questions and answers. There is a separate community for exchanging materials (videos, assignments,...). We are working on building a library of curated teaching materials as well.

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  • What kinds of resources or advice would you like to see on this site? Some ideas: Online activities – lesson plans Readings Videos Assessment strategies/instruments Example syllabi (requirements, code of conduct language…) Recorded lectures. ...

  • To be fair, instructors don't always do the readings either, as evidenced by nearly every faculty meeting I've attended. :) This is my first time hearing of Perusall.com. It seems to have some useful features I wouldn't get in our campus etext platform. ...

  • Thanks for this. I was having this problem about a decade ago and created active reading questions (ARQs) for each week. They are low-stake assessments, I had 12 and they can drop 2 of their lowest scores, and they are about 10 questions each. They always ...

  • Yes, my class had over 200 students and the grading was super simple. You can use the default settings under 'scoring,' or change them however you want. If you use the default ones, it gives students extra points for starting early and breaking up the ...

  • Thanks for sharing this resource, Barbara. I teach a large (~150) undergraduate Intro Psych course, and I've been thinking about ways to better promote students' engagement with the material, particularly assigned readings. This looks like it could be ...

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