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How can I add variety to my classes?

  • Feb. 08, 2024

Aggie discusses why variety is important for student learning and offers a simple method that will allow you to diversify your teaching.

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How is my teaching evaluated?

  • Dec. 07, 2023

Aggie discusses the forms of evidence used in evaluating teaching effectiveness and offers some suggestions for reflecting on your teaching.

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Is active learning really better?

  • Oct. 26, 2023

Aggie reviews evidence that active learning supports all students in your classes, and provides resources for identifying effective active learning strategies.

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Are my students seeing my Canvas announcements?

  • Sep. 28, 2023

Aggie offers suggestions to make sure that students have all the information they need to be successful in your course, including upcoming deadlines.

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Do I always need to provide video captions?

  • Aug. 31, 2023

Just because you don't have formal accommodation requests for closed captioning doesn't mean you shouldn't still caption any class materials. As Aggie points out, there are many reasons that all students can benefit from closed captioning.

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How can I make it to the end of the semester?

  • May. 04, 2023

Aggie offers some tips to help a stressed-out reader make it to the end of semester. Read on to learn about Incomplete grades, determining the date of last attendance and more.

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What do I need to know about stereotype threat?

  • Apr. 20, 2023

A Dear Aggie reader wants to know a little more about stereotype threat and why it might be important to know about for their teaching.

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How can I use Canvas for TA coordination?

  • Apr. 06, 2023

Dear Aggie explains how non-academic courses in Canvas can be great resources for coordinating many TAs across many sections.

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How can I get all students to contribute to group work?

  • Mar. 23, 2023

A Dear Aggie reader has heard a lot of buzz about growth mindsets and wanted to learn more about them, and whether it is possible to help students develop a growth mindset.

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What is a growth mindset?

  • Mar. 09, 2023

A Dear Aggie reader has heard a lot of buzz about growth mindsets and wanted to learn more about them, and whether it is possible to help students develop a growth mindset.

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