Weekly News and Tip, October 23, 2008

Tip - Use Questions Effectively
This one-page pdf outlines three effective levels of in-class questioning: asking students to provide information, apply their knowledge, and supply principles or creative ideas as answers. Though written for clinical teaching (e.g., pharmacy, nursing) these strategies are timely reminders on how to use questions effectively in any classroom.

Announcements - CELT Events
Register for CELT events via AccessPlus > Employee > HRS Training > Courses. Contact CELT at 294-5357 or celt@iastate.edu if you have difficulty using AccessPlus.

  • A session on Teaching & Learning in a MUVE (Second Life) will be held tomorrow, Friday, October 24, 1:10-3 p.m., 1230 Communications.
  • Grading practices will be the focus of discussion in a Faculty Forum: Should We Grade on a Curve? Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12:10-1:30 p.m., Memorial Union Oak Room.
  • Learn more about Teaching & Learning and Social Networking Technology on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1:10-2:30 p.m., 1230 Communications.

FYI - Search CELT’s Archive for Past Tips
Did you know that CELT has been publishing a weekly News and Tips email since 2002? All past Tips have been archived on the CELT website and can be searched by year and topic.

In addition, since August 2007 the News and Tip has been available on the CELT website in blog form.

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