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Oral Participation

A wise man speaks because he has something to say, a fool speaks because he has to say something.”  – Plato.

Student oral participation in the classroom is often underused and undervalued in secondary schools.   401 more words

"Motivating Students with the Simple Things"

Motivating students can be an immense challenge in an online course.

I remember as an online student that one of the important essentials I valued in a course was an instructor who was there for the student. 356 more words

Kimberly Smalley

Recording piano playing in class to motivate children

Students not practising… parent’s who don’t really know what they do at home… children who miss scheduled concerts and therefore lack the motivation to practise…. 192 more words


#154: A Dialogue?

This class sucks. It’s boring.
All we do in here is read and write and talk.
And I have no idea why I’m failing. 348 more words


Guest Blogger Audrey Tong, UBC Political Science: 'Encouraging Student Participation'

As one of Jen’s undergraduate teaching assistants, I had the welcoming challenge of contributing to Jen’s lecture activities in the second term of the school year. 677 more words

Teaching Philosophy

I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Advice

This is a question from a frustrated coach on a topic you may have some experience with.

Dear Coach Ruis,
In the past, I’ve dealt with students who wouldn’t follow all of my advice. 271 more words


Creating Motivating Activities for Students

An important aspect of a successful integrated curriculum is choosing activities that motivate students to learn. It is first important that activities allow students with different learning styles to demonstrate their learning. 412 more words

Integrated Curriculum