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Thank you for checking out the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. This is the space where we explore the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. We also share ways to increase our personal productivity, so we can have more peace in our lives and be even more present for our students.

Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak

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Thank you for checking out the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. This is the space where we explore the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. We also share ways to increase our personal productivity, so we can have more peace in our lives and be even more present for our students.

    How to Develop MicroSkills - Small Actions for Big Impact, with Adaira Landry and Resa Lewiss

    How to Develop MicroSkills - Small Actions for Big Impact, with Adaira Landry and Resa Lewiss

    Adaira Landry and Resa Lewiss share how to develop your MicroSkills - small actions for big impact on episode 513 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.



    Quotes from the episode





    I love that no is a complete sentence.

    -Resa Lewiss



    Taking intentional deliberate breaks makes you even more effective and efficient at work.

    -Resa Lewiss



    In academics, we are told to always say yes.

    -Resa Lewiss





    Resources



    MicroSkills: Small Actions Big Impact, by Adaira Landry MD MEd and Resa E Lewiss MD*

    “Small is good, small is all. (The large is a reflection of the small.)” in Emergent Strategy, by adrienne maree brown*

    The Ultimate Guide to Time Blocking by The Sweet SetUp

    How to Make a Good Virtual Introduction, by Joseph Crandall on LinkedIn

    • 42 min
    How to Create Engaging Microlectures, with Tolulope (Tolu) Noah

    How to Create Engaging Microlectures, with Tolulope (Tolu) Noah

    Tolulope (Tolu) Noah describes how to create engaging microlecturees on episode 512 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.



    Quotes from the episode





    Microlectures prompt students to do something with the information they're learning.

    -Tolu Noah



    I always find myself learning so much more about the power and potential of my devices through watching his videos than I would ever figure out just by tinkering around on the device on my own.

    -Tolu Noah



    Providing information in both audio and visual formats can just make it easier for students to process and retain information.

    -Tolu Noah





    Resources



    Short and Sweet: The Educational Benefits of Microlectures

    Jacob’s Quick Tips 

    iPad Quick Lessons

    The Bible Project: Videos

    Amaury Guichon’s YouTube Channel

    Commoncraft

    Microlectures 101: What, Why, & How?

    Enhancing Flipped Learning with Microlectures

    Microlectures Planning Template

    Evidence-Based Principles for How to Design Effective Instructional Videos

    Effective Educational Videos: Principles and Guidelines for Maximizing Student Learning from Video Content

    Small Teaching Online, by Flower Darby

    If You Can’t See the Small

    Tiny Microphone

    Flic Starter Kit

    99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos

    • 30 min
    Using Alternative Grading Practices to Foster Student Learning, with David Clark

    Using Alternative Grading Practices to Foster Student Learning, with David Clark

    David Clark discusses using alternative grading practices to foster student learning on episode 511 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.



    Quotes from the episode





    Does this represent what I really care about?

    -David Clark



    Most of us are used to giving feedback in some way, but making it helpful is the tough part.

    -David Clark



    A reassessment always needs some reflective parts, some metacognition, because that's part of the feedback loop.

    -David Clark



    People aren't going to remember everything that they've learned in our classes for all time.

    -David Clark



    As soon as there's a grade assigned, students tend to lose the intrinsic motivation they might have to learn these things and focus entirely on that extrinsic grade aspect.

    -David Clark





    Resources



    Grading for Growth: A Guide to Alternative Grading Practices that Promote Authentic Learning and Student Engagement in Higher Education, by David Clark & Robert Talbert

    Episode 510: The Principles of Grading for Growth with Robert Talbert

    Four pillars described in Grading for Growth, by David Clark and Robert Talbert



    Clearly defined standards

    Helpful feedback

    Reassessment without penalty

    Marks indicate progress





    Test Yourself: Which Faces Were Made by AI

    Grading for Growth Blog

    • 42 min
    The Principles of Grading for Growth, with Robert Talbert

    The Principles of Grading for Growth, with Robert Talbert

    Robert Talbert shares about the principles of grading for growth on episode 510 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.



    Quotes from the episode





    In one shot, she can't get a B in the class. And I sat there and just watched her sense of self worth and her excitement in the class just decay away right before my eyes.

    -Robert Talbert



    When you look at grades as we often use them in a traditional setting, they are much of what we do is under the guise of object what we think is objectivity.

    -Robert Talbert



    The biggest thing that's broken about grades is that traditional grading is completely disconnected from the notion of a feedback loop.

    -Robert Talbert



    Give helpful feedback that doesn't humiliate the student, affirms their basic dignity as a human being, and highlights what went well. Helpful feedback also highlights what could use some work and invites students to collaborate with you to make it better.

    -Robert Talbert



    Reattempts without penalty, that's the closing of the feedback loop.

    -Robert Talbert



    Points used for grades are a judgment call that results in a label.

    -Robert Talbert





    Resources



    Grading for Growth: A Guide to Alternative Grading Practices that Promote Authentic Learning and Student Engagement in Higher Education, by David Clark & Robert Talbert

    Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (Third Edition), Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen

    Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict, by Donna Hicks

    Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People, by Donna Hicks

    The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain, by Annie Murphy Paul

    Robert Talbert’s Sabbatical in Industry with Steelcase

    The 12-week plan for building courses, by Robert Talbert

    • 35 min
    How to Teach in Active Learning Spaces, with Kem Saichaie

    How to Teach in Active Learning Spaces, with Kem Saichaie

    Kem Saichaie talks about how to teach in active learning spaces on episode 509 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.



    Quotes from the episode





    Flexibility requires familiarity.

    -Kem Saichaie



    Oftentimes, at least at the research intensive level, we have this false comparison between STEM and non STEM types of teaching in classrooms.

    -Kem Saichaie



    At the heart of many active learning classroom design spaces is the concept of flexibility.

    -Kem Saichaie





    Resources



    A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom, by Baepler, Walker, Brooks, Saichaie, and Petersen

    Students Put Teaching and Learning Complex to the Test, by Sudhiksha Shanbhag Kota

    Is Active Learning Accessible? Exploring the Process of Providing Accommodations to Students with Disabilities, by Gin, Guerrero, Cooper, and Brownell

    Various definitions to explore, when considering active learning spaces: pedagogical, physical, and psychological

    Design Justice Network

    Kem’s namedrop.io

    Bonni’s name-coach

    Sarah Silverman’s workshops

    • 43 min
    How Curiosity Can Transform Lives and Change the World, with Scott Shigeoka

    How Curiosity Can Transform Lives and Change the World, with Scott Shigeoka

    Scott Shigeoka shares about his book SEEK: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World on episode 508 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.



    Quotes from the episode





    It is a really beautiful experience to have multiple generations in the same house where we're all just living and learning alongside one another.

    -Scott Shigeoka



    Students can feel unsafe on their campuses because of the discourse or the lack of discourse.

    -Scott Shigeoka





    Resources



    SEEK: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World, by Scott Shigeoka

    Curiosity quiz

    I drove across the US to meet people I disagree with – and learned how to look beyond labels, by Scott Shigeoka in The Guardian

    Today Show Clip: How Being Deeply Curious Can Strengthen Connections

    UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center

    Death Doula Alta Arthur’s TED Talk: Why Thinking About Death Helps You Live a Better Life

    How Curiosity Can Help Us Overcome Disconnection, by Scott Shigeoka for the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center

    • 49 min

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