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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs

Communication & Collaboration

Communication is a two-way street:We talk and listen.The listening part let’s us make sure we’re understood.I’m trying to bring more listening into my classroom.In my science communication courses, I ask students to explain complex concepts in terms that anyone can understand.I know one of the best ways for them to hone their science communication skills is to get plenty of feedback.It’s also important for them to see how other students tackle the same assignment in a different way.These collaborative moments give students […]

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9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs

9x9x25 challenge

Katie Moisse: In nine weeks, I’ll have finished my first term of teaching with a full course load. I came to McMaster University in January to teach science communication. Before that, I was a science journalist based in Brooklyn.In an ideal world, my courses would unfold like a long, interesting and sometimes intense conversation. But maintaining a conversational feel in a class of 100 is tough!In an ideal world, students would practice communicating to each other and give each other thoughtful, […]

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