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Jan. 21, 2015—Just in Time Teaching: Across the Disciplines, and Across the Academy by Scott Simkins Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) is a pedagogical approach that requires students to answer questions related to an upcoming class a few hours beforehand, using an online course management system. Students responses to JiTT questions make gaps in their learning visible to the...

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Dec. 29, 2014—Why Don’t Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom by Daniel T. Willingham Faculty will learn the importance of story, emotion, memory, context and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences in this book by Daniel Willingham. This books helps...

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Aug. 17, 2013—Teaching at its Best by Linda Nilson, former director of the Center for Teaching This expanded and updated edition of the best-selling handbook is an essential toolbox, full of hundreds of practical teaching techniques, classroom activities and exercises, for the new or experienced college instructor. This new edition includes updated information on the Millennial student,...

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Jul. 8, 2013—Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices by Tanya Joosten Faculty will learn to choose the appropriate social media tool for the intended learning outcome, design engaging and innovative activities, and better meet pedagogical needs. In addition, the author offers strategies for assessing and documenting the effectiveness of using these tools in your course....

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Make the Most of Your Course Preparation Time This Summer

Jun. 7, 2013—Summer time is here, and many faculty members have a break from their usual schedules, a chance to slow down a bit and start planning their fall courses. If you’ve got a breather, you may find this an opportune time to review and refresh your teaching plans and practices.  The Center for Teaching is open...

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Apr. 8, 2013—Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College, 2nd Edition From the publisher… The second edition of Effective Grading—the book that has become a classic in the field—provides a proven hands-on guide for evaluating student work and offers an in-depth examination of the link between teaching and grading. Authors Barbara E. Walvoord and...

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Dec. 6, 2012—Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices by Tanya Joosten Faculty will learn to choose the appropriate social media tool for the intended learning outcome, design engaging and innovative activities, and better meet pedagogical needs. In addition, the author offers strategies for assessing and documenting the effectiveness of using these tools in your course....

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Save the Date: GradSTEP January 26, 2013

Dec. 3, 2012—Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. All Vanderbilt graduate and professional students, as well as post-doctoral fellows, are invited to attend. GradSTEP 2013 will focus on the theme Beyond Four Walls: Transcending the Classroom and will be held Saturday, January...

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Nov. 8, 2012—The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching by Susan Manning, Kevin E. Johnson This book offers a hands-on resource that shows how to integrate technology into lessons and offers information about common technologies, categorizing by groups, and explains the purposes they serve pedagogically as well as how they can be most effectively used in online or face-to-face classrooms. In addition to examples,...

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Oct. 11, 2012—The Feminist Classroom by Frances A. Maher and Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault From the publisher… This book provides an intimate view of how feminist teachers are revolutionizing higher education. Drawing on in-depth interviews and on-site observations, and using the actual words of students and teachers, the authors take the reader into the classrooms of seventeen...

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