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2016 Teaching Academic Survival Skills (TASS) Presentation Summary

This slides below summarizes the workshop at the 2016 Teaching Academic Survival Skills (TASS) Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL., on March 21. While the slides don’t include the interactive activities and ad-lib segments of the presentation, they summarize much of the events content.                 Download a PDF version for FREE […]

Using Mental Cues to Trigger Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

Using Mental Cues to Trigger Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

Educators should take a cue from marketers who’ve been using mental triggers to sell products for decades. Educators can use triggers to activate students’ deeper thinking skills. The process is simple and highly effective.  The short article below introduces the tactic and provides a few examples of its impact. Have you ever noticed that many of […]

Using Athletic Literacy Skills to Develop Academic Literacy Skills: A Promising Innovative Approach

Using Athletic Literacy Skills to Develop Academic Literacy Skills: A Promising Innovative Approach

As athletes transition from high school to college, significant cognitive demands are placed upon them. They must learn more sophisticated concepts at deep depths. Their football knowledge base undergoes significant quantitative and qualitative changes. Their mental representations of the various concepts are challenged, refined and further developed. This post applies Patricia Alexander’s Model of Domain […]

Metacognition Matters: Strategies for Enhancing Student Learning in College Classrooms

Metacognition Matters: Strategies for Enhancing Student Learning in College Classrooms

Faculty Colloquium and Learning Assistant Professionals’ Workshop West Virginia Wesleyan educators are seeking to make a greater impact on their teaching and learning culture. This project featured two events: an introduction to metacognition and application of strategies for faculty, and a metacognitive workshop for educators who work with students primarily outside of the classroom. Participants […]

Building Students’ Capacity for Rigorous Coursework

Building Students’ Capacity for Rigorous Coursework

When entering college, students need a greater capacity for deep learning than they possessed as high school students. Without it they’ll struggle from day one. Even previously high-performing students will eventually hit an impenetrable performance ceiling. However, if we can increase students’ capacity for deep learning, we’ll produce undergraduates capable of rewarding educational outcomes. Educators […]

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