Episode 76: Giving (And Receiving) Effective Feedback

Giving and receiving effective constructive feedback is a part of academic life (not to mention the workplace), but it is something that students struggle with. The key is finding areas in the work that are strong and recognizing them, and figuring out not only where work should be strengthened, but also how to do so. Join […]

Special COVID-19 Episode 18: Creating Discussion Boards with Bloom’s Taxonomy

Discussion boards can seem boring if the questions aren’t formulated well. Ideally, you want questions that tap into learning at different levels – from memorization to evaluation. So we suggest using Bloom’s taxonomy to create your discussion board questions. Join Adam and Dinur as we go over this process! This is also our final (for […]

Episode 68: Handling Difficult In-Class Conversations

With all that’s currently happening in the United States, teachers – and students – have to be prepared to have difficult conversations with one another. How can we have productive conversations about learning and action, instead of shouting matches in class? Join Dinur and Adam as we discuss this issue. Show Notes Roslyn R. Cecelia […]

Episode 63: How to Ask Better Questions

Today, Dinur and Adam discuss an article on KQED.org that describes the QFT, or Question Formulation Technique – a method to help students ask better questions. Join us as we talk about the details of this method! Show Notes  KQED.org: How Helping Students to Ask Better Questions Can Transform Classrooms

COVID-19 Special Episode 8: A Guiding Hand and a Calming Voice

If nothing else, COVID-19 has shown our job as teachers isn’t just to go over content, ideas, and to develop skills. When situations are tough like this, our first job is to offer a guiding hand and a calming voice. Join Dinur and Adam as we talk about how to do this. Show Notes No […]