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Introverts in an Active Learning Classroom

Research on active learning shows that engaging with the content makes it stick, peer learning supports better learning, and students’ enthusiasm for learning is increased. But does active learning work for all students? What about the introvert who is not … Continue reading

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Active Learning – CEEA15 Workshop

Here are the slides for today’s CEEA15 workshop on Active Learning in the Engineering Classroom: Remember, our goal is to improve and deepen student learning through active and collaborative involvement in their own education!

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Ideas, Strategies, and Tools to Enhance the Teaching/Learning Environment

There are so many valuable educational resources available to us these days. Check out the 6 Months of Educational Tweets posts in the Resources section for a categorized recap of my tweets (@ProfNancyNelson) over the last six months. Make it your goal … Continue reading

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The Essentials of Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning (PBL) offers students the opportunity to explore and solve authentic, complex, open-ended problems. This approach encourages deeper learning, makes students more accountable for their own learning, and when implemented well, really engages students in what they are … Continue reading

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Project Based Learning

Here are the slides from this week’s CEDP workshop on Project Based Learning. Project based learning is one way to move away from a passive classroom to an active classroom. Remember that the Kanevsky’s 5Cs can help you create a … Continue reading

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Do our Kids Learn how to Learn?

In the last few days I’ve gone back to revisit Carol Dweck’s work in the area of growth mindset. The success of the Brainology program with senior elementary students had me thinking about ways that I could incorporate similar sessions … Continue reading

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