When the world stopped back in March, I wrote that no one knew how to teach in a pandemic. Here we are, 8 months later and we are still learning and adapting every day. I know each teacher has their own unqiue set of challenges this year, but I have found some small wins that I’m happy to share.
Chemistry Teacher Tips and Tricks
This blog post describes some strategies, including a tool called Calendly which makes scheduling appointments much easier, which might help increase office hour visitation.
Determining the empirical formulas of ionic compounds based on charge balance is often a challenge for beginning chemistry students. Many visual aides have been developed for this purpose, from repurposing commercial interlocking bricks to custom 3-D printed bricks. This article describes yet another option– upcycled can carriers.
Are you expecting too much or little of your students working from home? Perhaps this blog post will help with setting expectations and evaluating how much time your students should devote to online learning. And hopefully, the suggestions in this blog will help in lowering your stress levels.
Reflections of a high school teacher after one week of teaching in the hybrid schedule. Download a copy of the author's Class TImer and Brain Break Google slides.
Twelve years teaching a fully online GOB (General Organic Biochemistry) chemistry course have revealed many benefits for faculty and students alike. This blog focuses on some positive aspects of teaching online.
While POGILⓇ Activities are designed to be completed synchronously in a collaborative team setting with the teacher present as the facilitator, there are ways to utilize the activities in an asynchronous online setting.
March came and went, and our whole world- individually and as an aggregate- was turned upside down with COVID-19 and its radically imposed isolation. Face-2-Face (F2F) instruction is now online and remote. Remote teaching. Remote learning. This post is based on the simple question- How does remote teaching change our ability to teach?
Card sorts are a great way to bring powerful retrieval practice into your classroom. You will find several Card Sort Hacks you can use to step up your game! You can even share these digitally to students to cut and complete at home.
Students’ preconceived notions about concepts may clash with the material that they are expected to learn. This cognitive dissonance creates discomfort for students.