The Toolbox: Capture the Power, Get to the Point [VIDEO]

PowerPoint is a commonly used teaching tool in higher education. Think back to your last professional conference, for example. You probably chose a session based […]

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 […]

The Toolbox: The Power of Critical Reflection [VIDEO]

Imagine the last day of class in a senior seminar course.  While packing to leave, a student observes, "I really enjoyed all of the reflection […]

RB Kuhn Stories: Never Give Up (Steve's Story) [VIDEO]

Overwhelmed, but determined.  Cannot keep up.  Must keep family together.  So tired, fell asleep on the stairs.  A professor offers encouragement... Like a fresh cup […]

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 […]

RB Kuhn Stories: From Tragedy to Triumph (Dave's Story) [VIDEO]

When the unexpected occurs, the question of whether we did enough to share the love Christ often comes to mind. Like a fresh cup of […]

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 […]

Technology and Learning: A Student Perspective

Technology is the pen and paper of our time. In an ongoing series, Marina Gutai, a recent IWU School of Nursing graduate, shares her insights […]

The Toolbox: Teaching on Level Ground [VIDEO]

Faculty and students often interact on unlevel terrain. Higher education has a longstanding practice of bestowing titles and roles (e.g., doctor, dean, instructor, professor) to […]

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 […]

Keith's Quick Quotes: 10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching - Part 2 [VIDEO]

Teaching Principle #6 - Think before you write.  Watch this two-part video screencast to learn about thinking before writing and nine more principles of effective […]

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