May’s Teaching Carnival was compiled by Delaney Kirk, a management professor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. You can reach her via email or on Twitter. Delaney is both an educator and an edublogger–ask her a question or check out her tips on teaching effectiveness at Ask Dr. Kirk. This month she gathers tips on teaching, advice to share with our students, ways to utilize technology in the classroom, and suggestions for professional development, along with a few sites to enjoy this summer.
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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- Donald Clark examines learning theories of Maslow, Bloom, Kolb, and Gagne, among others.
- Traci Gardner writes a series of posts on connected learning.
- Billie Hara experiments with using photographs in illustrating how the writing process works.
- Tom Whitby states we don’t need textbooks and David Warlick argues that textbooks should change.
- Matt Thompson talks about grading papers and his grading pet peeves.
- Kris Ranstrom shares his best experience with group work and suggestions for how to make the team experience better.
- Emily Isaacson shows how students can read material objects much the same way in which they read texts and engage so much more in the subject matter.
- Suzanne Lane shares this video on using peer review in the classroom.
- Kelli Marshall talks about why it’s important not to let students disrupt the classroom and some ways she’s handled this issue.
- Billie Hara asks what to do when student behavior in the classroom becomes threatening or even violent. Jack Solomon’s response in the comment section to the post by Barclay Barrios is especially useful.
- Lisa M. Lane argues that we should not make our teaching relevant to our students today but instead to the educated person they wish to become.
- Heu Mihi reminds us of the importance of well-earned praise for our students.
TIPS FOR OUR STUDENTS:
- Brie Reynolds shows students how they can make themselves both different and relevant in marketing themselves to that dream employer.
- George Bradt says there are only three true job interview questions.
- Priya Parker explains why Millennials feel paralyzed by all the choices they have.
- PresentationSkills walks students through steps on how to put together an excellent presentation.
- Jeremy Dean tells students that the assumption that it’s best to stick with your first answer on a multiple choice test is wrong while Barbara Nixon shares 25 tips on how to study for final exams.
- Ellen Bremen tells students not to buy that plane ticket and then expect your professor to give you the final early and dispels the myth that professors “have it out” for certain students.
- Wendy Drexler (and others) shares resources for using educational technology in the classroom .
- John Paul Titlow discusses how the iPad is changing education.
- One of Stephen Ransom’s grad students (Angela) blogs on how skyping has encouraged her to believe that she was meant to be a teacher.
- Monica Rankin shares a video on how she’s using Twitter in the classroom.
- Ben Wieder assures us that professors with personal tweets get high credibility marks and Tom Whitby muses on, What if school was more like Twitter?
- Faculty Focus shares a free ebook on teaching with technology including blogging, prezi, and using Wikipedia in the classroom.
- Chris Snider tells us to give Google+ a second look and Sarah Horrigan shares ten ways to use Google+ in education.
- Barbara Nixon gives us basic tips on how to use Pinterest and then demonstrates how to use Pinterest in a presentation.
- Ellen Bremen looks again at whether professors should friend students on Facebook.
- Joshua Lyman states that too much email is not the problem, we are and Wendy MacNaughton puts together a humorous flow chart to tell us if/when we should respond to email.
- TED-Ed’s ‘Flip This Lesson’ provides a list by discipline of new ways to teach with video.
- Sara Q. Thompson collects a list of resources for teaching a workshop on online teaching.
- Maggie Wirtanen shares this list of Top 50 Business School Professors on Twitter for those interested in developing a personal learning network.
- Joy Burnham, Lisa Hooper, and Vivian Wright share their top ten strategies for putting together that tenure and promotion dossier.
- Robin Crews reveals a personal experience in the Peace Corps and emphasizes that education is the ticket to a better life.
- Henry Farrell opens the discussion on Harvard University’s communication to their faculty to only submit to open access journals.
- Natalie Houston encourages us to do the Friday 15 to increase our productivity.
- Lee Bessette recommends that we work a 40-hour week so we can have a life and Laura Bond asks herself if she should give up teaching.
- Marc and Angel share 30 life-enhancing things you can do in 30 minutes or less.
- Tim Ferriss shares tips on how to cross things off your bucket list.
- And just for fun, the Virtual Academic shows us how to write those esoteric academic sentences.
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A last note: If you do not see your discipline represented in these Teaching Carnivals, it’s because we don’t know about you (or them). Please send them to the current compiler of the TC or to Billie Hara (email or twitter) and we’ll get them included next time. Better yet, volunteer to compile a Carnival yourself! We are always 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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