Category: Teaching Tip

Quick and short tips on teaching practices.

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Time to apply for the CELT Miller Faculty Fellowship Program (Teaching Tip)

The Miller Faculty Fellowship, in existence at Iowa State University since 1996, is a competitive grant program that supports faculty members to “enhance their scholarly work in the university’s undergraduate academic programs and develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning.”   CELT is now accepting proposals for 2022-2023 Miller Faculty Fellowships with the deadline of Monday, December … Continue reading Time to apply for the CELT Miller Faculty Fellowship Program (Teaching Tip)

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CyThx Teaching Spotlight: Eulanda Sanders

Dr. Eulanda Sanders was featured in #CyThx 2020 with this message: Dr. Sanders has supported me in every way when it comes to my research interests. As a first generation student, at times this degree can seem out of reach but Dr. Sanders has helped me deal with my imposters syndrome, showing me it’s attainable, … Continue reading CyThx Teaching Spotlight: Eulanda Sanders

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Midterm Preparations: Reminders and Guides (Teaching Tip)

As we wrap up September, we would like to remind you of the upcoming Midterm grade deadline and provide you with guides to assist you in the grade submission process. Midterm grade submissions for Fall 2021 are due on Friday, Oct. 15, by 2:15 p.m. CELT’s guide to quizzes and exams provides information on assessment types, … Continue reading Midterm Preparations: Reminders and Guides (Teaching Tip)

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Studying Smarter: An Introduction to the Study Cycle (Teaching Tip)

Do your students wait until the last minute to study for exams? Do they spend lots of time studying, but end up with less than promising results? Join the Academic Success Center’s (ASC Leif Olson and CELT’s Monica Lamm) for an 80-minute session on “The Study Cycle,” a guide to helping students build effective studying into … Continue reading Studying Smarter: An Introduction to the Study Cycle (Teaching Tip)

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Using Resources to Create Sense of Belonging (Teaching Tip)

The pandemic (and other stressors) continue to play havoc with our lives. Creating a sense of belonging (the focus of AY 21-22 Inclusive Classroom Training) is essential to our students. A simple check-in with your students: a “rate your mood today” with a reminder of all of the wonderful ISU campus resources to support students … Continue reading Using Resources to Create Sense of Belonging (Teaching Tip)

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Congratulations on the end of this historic academic year (Teaching Tip)

Congratulations on the end of this historic academic year We did it! We persevered as educators, learners, and members of the Cyclone community. Celebrate innovation; see our first collection of CELT Teaching Briefs from our faculty and teaching community. This collection reminds us of the importance of student engagement, community building, and practice –the same powerful pedagogies adapted … Continue reading Congratulations on the end of this historic academic year (Teaching Tip)

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Student reflection and feedback: Ending the semester on a reflective note (Teaching Tip)

Student reflection and feedback: Ending the semester on a reflective note As you close out the semester, consider ways for students to reflect on the important new knowledge, skills, and growth they have gained in your course and encourage them to share that information with you.   Self-reflection allows students the time and space to consider … Continue reading Student reflection and feedback: Ending the semester on a reflective note (Teaching Tip)

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A focus on health: Students in addiction recovery (Teaching Tip)

A focus on health: Students in addiction recovery Supporting students in recovery from substance use is a critical issue that the college environment can help facilitate. All students, but particularly those in recovery, benefit from classroom environments that promote a sense of belonging with instructors knowledgeable about ISU resources of support.   We invite you to … Continue reading A focus on health: Students in addiction recovery (Teaching Tip)

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Discover what’s working for your students (Teaching Tip)

Discover what’s working for your students You can learn a great deal about how your students are learning in a course and what adjustments both you and your students might make by asking your students to give your course a mid-term evaluation or periodic feedback. Using a formative course feedback tool such as the Plus/Delta … Continue reading Discover what’s working for your students (Teaching Tip)