My friend and fellow professor wanted to talk about her use of scaffolding in class but couldn’t quite remember the word. As you can see from the image of our conversation, ‘laddering’ is the new phrase (but not quite helpful in a Google search).
This is the first year where I’ve had free reign over my courses. I can make my own syllabi and do whatever I want with my classes. (Yay to being a new faculty member!) As I sat down to prepare my syllabi, I was given some advice from my department chair; she told me that our students typically aren’t great test takers. Okay, no problem. This got me thinking about other ways that students can engage with the material.
A new school year dawns and with it, a whirlwind of course prep, in-services, and last minute advising abounds! To lend a hand, The Novice Professor has combed our archives for past posts that might provide some inspiration. Check out our list below!!!
Intro Psych Series #4: Can you do that in a big class? Course-based undergraduate research (CURE) in introductory psychology at CSU Monterey Bay
We've spent the last two weeks here at The Novice Professor teaming up with several wonderful guest posters who are sharing their takes on teaching the general survey course in psychology. Even if you don't teach this course, there are lots of great ideas you can modify for your classroom. Join us as we get into the nitty gritty from textbook selection to favorite assignments to assessment strategies!
For our final post, Jen Dyer-Semour discusses how she plans to incorporate research into her Intro Psych class at CSU Monterey Bay.
This is week two of our series on teaching the general survey course in psychology. We've teamed up with several wonderful guests posters to share their take. Even if you don't teach this course, there are lots of great ideas you can modify for your classroom. Join us as we get into the nitty gritty from textbook selection to favorite assignments to assessment strategies!
For our third post, Keri Kytola (@DrKytola) discusses her take on Intro to Psych at Wilson College.