An early adopter of flipped teaching, professor and researcher Chaya Gopalan, PhD, shares how she made the switch, and why you should try it, too.
To help students grasp abstract concepts—and how they relate to real people—biology professor Dr. Kimberly Lyle-Ippolito taps into the power of story.
To inspire intrinsic motivation in education majors, Ellen Stohl, MS, uses her psychology background to create relationships that allow it to bloom.
Nursing professor Casey Norris learned a lot by flipping a pathophysiology course of 125 students. Here is how she made the format work on a large scale.
To create a culture of caring, Tamara Coleman, PhD, gets to know her anatomy and physiology students as more than physical beings.
As a former nontraditional student, Dr. Wanda Carr meets her adult learners’ needs with abbreviated courses, customized lessons, and plenty of empathy.
Leadership expert Debora Ancona is reshaping the way we think about teamwork. Here, she shares how to apply her unique approach in the educational world.
This professor helps MBA students enhance their digital presence with assignments that produce clickable, shareable materials.
To help her students succeed, Dr. Samiksha Raut shares her life story, struggles, lunches, and personal interests—with impressive results.
Mary Gobbett, MS, draws on 25 years of experience as a biology lab coordinator to help students evolve into project planners, team players, and leaders.
When Dr. Nicola Plowes heard students misuse key scientific terms, she headed for the craft supply store and made a game with powerful, repeatable results.
For Dr. Amanda Sebastienne Grant, teaching students awareness of how they relate to others in society is the most important lesson in psychology.
Immunology Professor Dante Descalzi-Montoya has student engagement down to a science, thanks to business-style background checks, work-review check-ins, and more.
Biology professor Eric Rubenstein, PhD, has some strong feelings about the problems with tech in the classroom—and a clever solution that students love.
Dr. Nelson H. Kraus shares tips from his new book, Super Simple Anatomy & Physiology, that jazz up any subject and make complex topics easier to absorb.
A love of Texas Hold ’Em helped genetics professor Dr. William Gilliland find ways to help science students understand, value, and apply statistics tests.
Public health professor Dr. Denise Rizzolo shares basics on 2 engaging games—plus 7 tips for other educators who are ready to play game-show host.
Organic chemistry professor Dr. Stephen Branz shares simple tweaks to quizzes and extra credit that boost motivation—and success.
What do a psychology instructor and an economics professor have in common? Both are educators who sideline as video stars—and are excited about the result.
Macroeconomics instructor Dr. Ali Zeytoon-Nejad shares the inspiration and research behind his graphic syllabus—and shows how any educator can create one.
What will students remember from your course in 20 years? Dr. Edward Burger offers a few exercises in effective thinking that can be used for a lifetime.
Dr. Jerrod Penn shows his agricultural economics students how to use cold facts and human behavior to craft a survey that provides useful results.
University President Dr. Edward Burger’s insights on effective thinking, creative puzzle-solving, and intellectual regret—and why there is no “best” you.
Debra Jackson, PhD, teaches adults about their learning style, time management tips, and study tricks—and the basics of anatomy and physiology, too.
To foster active learning, Dr. Tom Philippe uses paper airplanes, blocks, beads, and balls to solidify skills in listening, teamwork, and problem solving.
Online math professor Dan Gryboski, MS, has created hundreds of short instructional videos—and his tips explain how you can easily do the same.
To make Spanish more accessible to all of her students, this professor drew inspiration from the ADA accessibility laws and modifications.
Think your topic is tough? Dr. Brendan Lantz leads discussions on hate and bias crimes. Here are his tips on keeping it civil—and meaningful.
This professor uses her research in organizational behavior to enhance student experiences in and out of the classroom.
Relevant and timely, these educator-created series offer insights into the tech, politics, sociology, and pedagogy affecting teachers today.
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Two biomedical engineering professors share tips for building a bridge between academia and industry—with benefits for all involved.
Should your school establish (or continue) study abroad programs? A three-time business school dean shares insights on six questions to consider first.
After engaging in a structured overhaul of a favorite course, this professor shares her steps, snags, and strategies that can be applied to any redesign.
Dispelling loneliness. Building community. Helping college students share extra meal swipes with hungry classmates. Yep: There's an app for that!
We love all the new faces in class, but oh, all those names! Here, educators with 150+ students per semester share their eminently doable name-recall tricks.
A new study shows that recalling facts during a test—retrieval enhanced learning—reinforces long-term learning. We asked its lead researcher for details.
This professor dreamed of building a new department of web engineering. Here's how he did it, what he learned along the way, and why he would do it again.
What does an organic chemistry professor do when his kids hate chemicals? Dr. Garg's colorful solution shows them a new way to look at the world.
Are you a good mentor to your TAs? Here, experienced professors share practical tips for fostering collaboration during meetings, setting goals, and more.
Whatever your position, the truth is that students are more likely to remember their phone than their homework. Here are some ways other educators deal.
Here, the neuroscience behind the power of story — plus 8 storytelling tips from Claremont Graduate University's Professor Paul J. Zak.
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