student feedback

A New Twist on End-of-Semester Evaluations – Faculty Focus – Education Article

Those who write about teaching persona (the slice of our identities that constitutes the “public teaching self”) encourage us to start by reflecting on the messages we want to send to students. A dialogue with ourselves is a useful beginning, but for the last days of a semester another option might be more intriguing and revealing. A teaching persona is communicated in formal and informal ways. The formal ways frame the learning environment—choices we make about the syllabus, policies, grading,…

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In the Heat of Learning, Good Questioning Is Powerful – Education Article

By Jackie A. Walsh In the heat of a game, coaches call time-outs to stop the action and provide feedback to players to enhance their future play. These pauses afford opportunities for coaches to reinforce positive performance, activate their players’ prior knowledge/skills, and assist team members in customizing what they know to fit a current situation. Time-outs also provide players an opportunity to stop, reflect, and identify gaps between what they have been doing and what they know how to…

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