[March’s Teaching Carnival is compiled by Billie Hara, a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. You can reach her via email or on Twitter. ProfHacker has become the permanent home of the Teaching Carnival, so each month you can return for a snapshot of the most recent thoughts on teaching in college and university classrooms. You can find previous carnivals on Teaching Carnival’s home page. –Billie Hara]
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- Derek Bruff explores innovative teaching in, Getting from Here to There: The Problem with Wildly Innovative Teaching.
- Andrea Zellner at Gradhacker: Seven Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better
- Billie Hara at ProfHacker gives information about Teaching Multiple Sections of the Same Course
- Lee Skallerup Bessette asks, What’s the Point of Peer Review in the
- Elizabeth Losh and Jonathan Alexander provide information about Using Comics as Historical Primary Sources
- Jonathan Malesic calls us to reconsider our plans when the world outside the classroom presents faculty with a “teachable moment” that requires us to adapt our syllabi.
- Pernille Ripp writes, Surprise; the Biggest Obstacle in Teaching Isn’t Your Students.
- Jeffrey McClurken asks, What do We Call Digital Scholarship/Teaching?
- Barclay Barrios provides a wealth of information about “Teaching the Election” (Part I, Part II, and Part III)
- Lee Skallerup Bessette explains how we view the Art of Listening and Art
- Traci Gardner explores Dr. Seuss in the Composition Classroom
- Diane Jakacki describes A Midwinter Night’s Teaching Assignment about her course “#DigitalBard: New Media Approaches to Shakespearean Drama” for the Brittain Fellows’ blog/magazine TECHStyle.
- Jonathan Malesic helps us make past semesters’ course evaluations more useful by soliciting feedback from current students.
- Elena Aguilar at Edutopia provides, Twenty Teacher Tips for Beating Fatigue
- Traci Gardner asks, What if You Need a Sick Day?
- Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe wonders, What if You Could Do Anything
- Richard Curwin at Edutopia encourages us to encourage students in, How to Motivate Learning: Alternatives to Rewards
- Isa Adney provides an important perspective in, An Answer to Ending High School Dropouts.
- Billie Hara at ProfHacker crowdsources suggestions on dealing with Disruptive Student Behavior: Entitled Students
- Ellen Bremen helps students learn how to proactively communicate the research assistance they need in, “Really? Six Hours of Research and You Couldn’t Find Anything? What to Say Instead”
- Susan Naomi Bernstein reminds us about the most vulnerable students in Retention or Learning to Write: Accounting for Students Who Disappear
- Andrew Miller at Edutopia provides helpful tips in, Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom
- Andrea Zellner at Gradhacker encourages us in, Flipping Out? What You Need to Know About the Flipped Classroom
- Terry Heick at Edudemic presents, Three Must-Have Research Resources for Educators
- Delaney Kirk describes how she handles cell phone disruptions in, Classroom Management: Cell Phones
- Robin Wharton describes What Should a Hybrid ‘Classroom’ Look Like
- Katy Crowther illustrates how Hybrid Pedagogies: Platforms and Tools for Virtual Learning works in classrooms.
- Lisa Gopin at Edudemic gives us a very cool infographic in, How Teachers Actually Feel About Educational Technology
- Terry Heick at Edudemic explores the hot new toy on the Internet in, How to Use Pinterest in the Classroom [Video 5:32]
- Deanna Mascle uses Twitter in her classes and explains how it works: Tweeting the Semester Away
- Sara Q. Thompson, Twitter in Classrooms –A Roundup
- Found via Delaney Kirk: John Bohannon: Dance vs. PowerPoint, a Modest Proposal (a TEDx Talk)
Failure and Reflection
- Lee Skallerup Bessette, compiles a Storify about why we don’t talk/blog more about
failure in the classroom with our teaching.
- Laura Bond explores the students we leave behind.
- Ellen Bremen provides a way for students to consider negative self-talk over professors’ comments in, Are You Sure it’s About You? Try a Perception-Check!
Teaching / Research
- Erik Simpson helps us connect teaching with research in, How We Do Research.
- Terry Heick at Edudemic gives us Three Must-Have Research Resources for Educators
Gratitude and Thanks
- Isa Adney remembers the value of mentors in, Finding Feedback in Your Life (The Value of Coaches And Mentors – Especially Professors)
- Pernille Ripp asks about thanking students in, “Have You Told Them Thanks Yet?”
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Dawn M. Armfield, a PhD Candidate in the Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communications program in the Writing Studies Department at the University of Minnesota will compile the March Teaching Carnival (5.08). Please send her your links via email or Twitter. Keep in mind, that if you don’t send us your posts, we might miss them. So send them on! We want to include you in our next Teaching Carnival. Lastly, we are looking for more contributors for the Teaching Carnival, so if you have interest in compiling links for one month later this year, please contact Billie Hara for information.
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