Angelo and Cross Review

This book was by far my favorite of the texts we have reviewed this semester. It did not take long for the authors to grab my attention either. On the very first page the authors offer a metaphor for the need of frequent assessment using the alphabet that is equal parts simple and accurate. The … Continue reading Angelo and Cross Review

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Teaching At Its Best: A Must Have for Novice Instructors

Nilson’s Teaching At Its Best is essentially an encyclopedia for college teaching. Nilson covers history, theory, application, and everything in between. I especially appreciated the first two parts of the book which discussed several issues that are routinely ignored in the teaching and learning literature. For example, syllabus construction, coordination logistics between faculty and teaching … Continue reading Teaching At Its Best: A Must Have for Novice Instructors

Assessment Description: Group Instructional Feedback Technique

Assessment Method: Group Instructional Feedback Technique (GIFT) Overview: This technique has many derivations and goes by many names. It was directly adapted from the small-group instructional diagnosis evaluation method (SGID). The purpose of the GIFT is to collect targeted student feedback on instruction. This feedback provides the instructor with invaluable information which can be used … Continue reading Assessment Description: Group Instructional Feedback Technique

My Teaching Philosophy: A Lifelong and Never Ending Journey

One’s teaching philosophy, in my opinion, is a constantly evolving construct which will never be fully complete. This is in large part due to the ever-changing landscape of both K-12 and post-secondary education and the plethora of mandates, initiatives, and policies to which educators must constantly adapt. Further though, is the innate characteristic that lies … Continue reading My Teaching Philosophy: A Lifelong and Never Ending Journey