Tips on Teaching

In-class Discussions

by Konnor Brennan, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center In-class discussions are one of the most frequently used pedagogical activities. While they are very popular in classrooms, most instructors know that implementing an effective and productive discussion takes time and planning. Designing and implementing an effective discussion activity can sometimes be challenging. One of the key components… Continue reading In-class Discussions

Tips on Teaching

Themed Teaching: A Creative Strategy for Course Redesign

by Elizabeth A. Gockel-Blessing, Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Health Sciences Do you ever get tired of teaching your courses the same way year after year?  If so, join the club.  I am writing this post to share one example of how I redesigned what I consider to be my “flagship”… Continue reading Themed Teaching: A Creative Strategy for Course Redesign

Tips on Teaching

Theatre Activities to Support Student Learning

by James Fortney, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Theatre can be a powerful tool for learning. I have used a variety of performance-based activities in my own teaching to help engage students in understanding and applying course concepts. Often, these activities take the form of impromptu scenarios where students are asked to think (and act) critically… Continue reading Theatre Activities to Support Student Learning