How to Help Students Stay on Top of Things

You ever have students miss an assignment?  Or forget to do something they’re supposed to do? Or just in general get easily confused about class? I do. It

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Getting Students To Show Their Faces On Zoom (Part 2)

The big concern professors have about Zoom (or any web conference platform) is: Should we require students to turn on their webcam? Or Why do so many students

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Should Students Show their Faces on Zoom?

Last week I conducted classes virtually and in real time on Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Collaborate Ultra (Blackboard’s videoconferencing feature). And the whole time all I could focus

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Engaging Students on a Personal Level

Bombing the Guest Lecture After more than 30 years as an executive in Silicon Valley, I was thrilled to get the opportunity to teach Business 70 at my

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PODCAST: Applying a Marketer’s Mindset to Teaching

Marketing is all about creating relationships with customers. While students aren’t customers, professors can still learn a lot from the way marketers engage with their target audience and

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Introducing Stop-Jot-Share

Let’s say it’s a week before final exams. You’re doing a review. Going over the major topics. You ask students questions like, “Can anyone describe Piaget’s stages of

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Books That Transform Teaching

Mind you, these aren’t necessarily books on teaching. Or about teaching. In fact, most are related to persuasion, productivity, behavioral economics, parenting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and other books associated

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Show—Don’t Tell—How You Grade

I used to hear students grumble about their grades: “I don’t understand how I ended up with a C.” “I was late only three times!” “I think it’s

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5 Ways College Teachers Can Improve their Instruction

Jennifer Gonzalez, Editor-in-Chief of Cult of Pedagogy, interviewed me recently about my Amazon bestselling book, Teaching College. You can listen to the podcast. You can read the transcript.

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