Engaging First Year Students

Kids classroom


Engagement Matters:
Student success is measured by student learning. Learning is a shared responsibility between the student and the instructor. Learning begins with engagement , but how do you know your students are learning?


Fall 2015 Powerpoint Presentations:

Sept 16th Meeting, Anali Makoui, CRTE, Active Learning Techniques

Oct- Dec Meetings: How do you know your students are learning?, Adriana Signorini


American Radio Works: http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/tomorrows-college/lectures/

Bennett, Jeffrey: http://math-for-life.com/

Growth Mindset: https://www.khanacademy.org/coach-res/reference-for-coaches/how-to/a/growth-mindset-lesson-plan

Carl Wieman. Science Education Initiative at the University of British Columbia: http://cwsei.ubc.ca/index.html & http://cwsei.ubc.ca/SEI_research/

Daniel Willingham. Cognitive Process:  http://www.danielwillingham.com/articles.html

Daniel Chambliss. The power of the personal: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Power-of-the-Personal/148743/

Idea Papers: http://ideaedu.org/research-and-papers/idea-papers/

Improving Classroom Performance by Challenging STudent Misconceptions about Learning. Chew, S. L. ObserverVol.23, N 4, April 2010.

Lang, James: http://chronicle.com/article/Getting-Beyond-Brain-Games/145237/

Perez-Pena, R. Colleges Reinvent Classes to Keep Students in Sciences, Dec 26, 2014.

Samford University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N5aKQLa5i4&list=PLKQFwi9nBbVqrolTprVW6fhhH5r2geipO

Society for the teaching of psychology: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/asle2014/index.php

Steven Chew, Professor of the Year 2011, videos on How to Get the Most Out of Studying ( over 2 million views)

The Little Orange Book:  Short lessons in excellent teaching, http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/little-orange-book

Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching: Flipping the Classroom


Brown, P., Roediger, H., & McDaniel, M. Make it stick.

Carey, B. How we learn.

Dweck, C. (2006). Mindset. New York: Random House.

Chambliss, D. & Takacs, C. How college works.

Didau, D., Bjork, R., & William, D. What if everything you knew about education was wrong?.

Lang, J. Cheating lessons.

McGuire, S. & McGuire, S. Teach students how to learn.