20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Can I Avoid Communication "Misfires" with Students? [VIDEO]

Of course you've heard of student misbehaviors, but did you know that teachers misbehave too, even the very best master teachers ?" - Jennifer Waldeck, […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: What Are the Best Questioning Strategies for Enhancing Online Discussions? [VIDEO]

So we know the discussions are valuable. And yet, if we talk to our online students, they’ll often say that online discussions are a hoop. […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Can I Manage the Disconnect Between Faculty and Student Perceptions of Rigor to Increase Learning? [VIDEO]

If you asked your students to define rigor. What would they say? Would their answers match yours? Would it be a problem if they didn't?" […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Can I Help Students See that Sweat--Working Hard and Smart--Is Key to Their Success? [VIDEO]

There are a couple of key misperceptions that students have about learning. One is that it happens quickly and two, that learning it is easy. […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning?

So the essence of all of this is that we take responsibility, but we take responsibility for structuring such that students will then take responsibility […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Can I Earn Swift Trust in My Online Classes? [VIDEO]

Discover how the core elements of creating trust – communicating fully and openly, delivering on promises, building confidence, recognizing concerns – can be accomplished in […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Do I Promote Civil and Thoughtful Engagement in the Classroom? [VIDEO]

Acquire 15 proven, practical, and action-oriented tips for engaging students and establishing exciting, positive learning environments. This month's featured video from the 20-Minute Mentor Commons, […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Do I Use Controversial Issues to Build Cognitive Skills In My Students? [VIDEO]

Learn how to use difficult discussions to improve students’ ability to reason—and help them function as respectful members of a civil society." This month's featured […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Can I Teach Routine Courses with Energy and Enthusiasm? [VIDEO]

How we maintain that instructional vitality? How we are energetic? How we are present every time that we teach the course? We need to be […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Does Grit Team With a Growth Mindset to Cultivate Lifelong Learning? [VIDEO]

Group mindset is consistent with the belief that effort improves results. When students believe, I can work harder and it will make a difference, that […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: What Are the Secrets to Providing Highly Effective Feedback to Students? [VIDEO]

What’s the rule for giving good feedback? Well, here it is—think like a coach. Coaches are great teachers. All the best coaches were the best […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: What Three Things Should I Do Each Week to Engage Online Students? [VIDEO]

Research clearly highlights the importance of individual, customized feedback in the promotion of student learning and student satisfaction. This month's featured video from the 20-Minute […]

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