Posts tagged lecture
Those College Students Don't Look Like They're Learning Anything

Here we are in 2018, at some of the most “elite” institutions in the country, with an 11-year-old pointing out an obvious, but unchanging truth.  “Those college students don’t look like they’re learning anything.”

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How To Build A Better Lecture / Presentation vs A Bizarro One...

You can create as many Bizarro lectures as you’d like, but the results will always be the same.  Students won’t learn, they’ll be bored, and you will ultimately hate teaching.  Yes, you should put as much effort as possible into every learning session to create active learning experiences. 

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What I Should Have Said...

I couldn’t do what my mind was screaming to do which was to yell through the rant explaining that of COURSE it hadn’t worked!  The way he went about implementing it was ludicrous!  He had coupled poor classroom management skills with a half-baked attempt at a learning model he didn’t even fully understand, so obviously it hadn’t worked! 

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Have you ever watched a classroom where the professor has no idea what active learning is?  They still perform the same lectures they have used for years.  You know in the first 60 seconds what's coming.  Students will fall asleep, some will try to furiously write down every word while missing a healthy amount of it (and not absorbing any), and still others will simply stare off into the world, trying to remember why they are attending college, etc.  You KNOW it's coming. 

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