Weekly News and Tip, November 1, 2007

Tip - Hold Students' Attention in "Prime-Time" and "Down-Time"
This is the time of the semester when it may be difficult to maintain your students' attention. Brain researcher David A. Sousa has documented that class periods have moments of both "prime-time" and "down-time." Prime-time, when students learn best, generally occurs near the beginning of class. It may be useful, then, to introduce new material at that point and use the next part of class, the down-time, for application, discussion, and practice.
More ideas on using prime-time and down-time.

Announcements - CELT Is Sold Out for Next Week
Please check CELT's calendar of events frequently for workshops and sessions of interest - and sign up early! All of CELT's events for the coming week are at capacity. Be on the lookout late this semester for an "early bird" campus mailing of some of CELT's spring events so that you can plan ahead.

FYI - Stories of Teaching and Learning in Study Abroad
The next in a series of brown-bag discussions on Teaching and Learning in Study Abroad will be held Thursday, November 6, 12-1 p.m. in 3004/3006 Black Engineering. "Field Experiences & Experiential Learning in Study Abroad" will be presented by Paula Curran, Associate Professor, Art and Design, Frank Peters, Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Leslie Potter, Lecturer, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. All are invited; no registration necessary.

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