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Week 0, Winter 2019

  Welcome, or welcome back, Fleming faculty members! And welcome to The Teaching Hub. For new readers, this weekly blog post is our attempt to bring you just-in-time information and resources to support your teaching here at Fleming. If you ever have suggestions for items we should include, or would like to contribute a piece yourself, please let us know. And if there’s something we can help with, please use the contact information included in this issue to get in touch […]

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Week 16, Fall 2018

As the fall semester draws to a close and we all get to take a break before starting to plan for the winter semester, this week’s edition includes some thoughts about accessibility in our teaching, plus some reminders of requirements for wrapping up this semester and getting started on the next. The LDS Team would like to take this opportunity to wish all Fleming faculty members a relaxing and happy holiday season!    Engaging Teaching POUR Yourself a Glass of […]

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Week 15, Fall 2018

  It’s Week 15; we’re almost to the end of this fall semester! This week’s edition offers some thoughts about final exams as well as some upcoming training and learning opportunities. Check them out, and best of luck with this final week!    Engaging Teaching What is the Purpose of Final Exams, Anyway? via Giphy.com As you work your way through your final marking for the semester, you may be starting to ask yourself: What is the Purpose of FInal […]

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Week 14, Fall 2018

In this, the penultimate week of the semester (because, really, how often do you get to use that word?), the Teaching Hub brings you some thoughts on student self-assessment, a study tool for students, some helpful tips on campus services, and something new to listen to!    Engaging Teaching Student Self-Assessment & Student Feedback via Giphy.com Student self-assessment is an important critical thinking skill to develop; plus, it provides important feedback for you and learners (and it’s a great way […]

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Week 13, Fall 2018

  There it is! The light at the end of the tunnel… we can see it! It’s Week 13, so lots is still on everyone’s plates, but we’re here with some support to help you get there.      Engaging Teaching Visible Learning – 8 Mindframes for Teachers In his book, Visible Learning for Teachers, John Hattie argues that how we think as teachers impacts our students and our school. He proposes these 8 mindframes: My fundamental task is to […]

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Week 12, Fall 2018

  via Giphy.com This week’s edition features an article from Faculty Focus about transparency in teaching, which includes metacognition, or thinking about thinking. Hopefully it will give you something to think about in terms of your own teaching, along with a few other important dates and ideas!    Engaging Teaching The Power of Transparency in Your Teaching In this article from Faculty Focus, the author describes her journey toward increased transparency in her classes, starting with metacognition: “One aspect of […]

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Week 11, Fall 2018

via Giphy.com It’s feeling decidedly wintry out there of late (the snow is falling in a picturesque way outside as I type this!), or as these ladies would put it, it’s sweater weather! We hope you’re staying warm, and that this week’s edition gives you a few ideas to keep you going in this final third of the fall semester!      Engaging Teaching Scaffolding Scaffolding student learning can be an important strategy to facilitate learning. You create temporary supports […]

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Week 10, Fall 2018

via Giphy.com Believe it or not, we’re already into double digits when it comes to this semester — it’s Week 10! However you feel about this fact, we hope this week’s Teaching Hub will give you some helpful tips for heading into the final stretch of this fall semester.    Engaging Teaching How do you know it’s UDL? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to designing accessible and engaging curriculum experiences. But, how do you know it’s UDL? […]

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Week 9, Fall 2018

via Giphy.com   Believe it or not, Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, which means it’s time to “fall back” on Saturday night! Turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed on Saturday, and enjoy an extra bit of sleep this weekend.      Engaging Teaching Assessments – what do students prefer? via Giphy.com Let’s say your students were asked to score your assessments using these three criteria: Enjoyment Engagement with the material Transferability of knowledge gained […]

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Week 8, Fall 2018

via Giphy.com Hooray; it’s Reading Week! Time to take a break from classes to catch up, rest up, and engage in some learning of your own! To that end, this edition of The Teaching Hub includes shameless promotion for tomorrow’s Fall Teaching & Learning Day. We hope to see you there!    Engaging Teaching Teaching & Learning Day — Join Us! Tomorrow is the day we re-commence our beloved Teaching & Learning Days. Join us! Sessions will include Upholding Our Commitment to […]

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