Tell me about Neuroteach!

A recap and discussion of the book by Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher There’s a new category of literature regarding teaching & learning, it’s called Mind/Brain/Education or MBE. The book “Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education” describes this new evidence-informed genre. The book also discusses effective and not-so-effective teaching methods that leverage the…

What is a Fishbone Diagram, How Does it Work, and Why is it Important to Use?

A fishbone diagram is a management and visualization tool for categorizing the potential causes of a problem. This tool is used in order to identify a problem’s root causes. Typically used for root cause analysis, a fishbone diagram combines the practice of brainstorming with a type of mind map template. Learning Objectives: Select the appropriate…

This Meeting Could have Been an Email

Meeting overload was a problem before the pandemic, but now with back-to-back Zoom meetings instead of the long Esplanade walks to our conference room destination, we have more time…and more time means more meetings. Advice on facilitating better meetings is plentiful, but often skips a crucial first step: asking yourself whether you need to have…

Filling the Gaps: Using Peer Feedback to Improve Student Learning

While instructor feed is always beneficial, hearing feedback from students can help students improve their learning and performance. Using different modes of instruction and assessments can provide different ways students can interact with their peers while offering feedback. Learning Objectives: List the different assessment tools for peer feedback Explain how peer feedback can affect student…