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  • Let Publishers Do the Heavy Administrative Lifting

    Let Publishers Do the Heavy Administrative Lifting

    Preparing for a class can be stressful and time-consuming. Publishers aim to alleviate some of this by offering videos, slides and other forms of content ready to go for any class.

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  • Inclusion Starts on Day 1: Making Classroom Empathy a Priority

    Inclusion Starts on Day 1: Making Classroom Empathy a Priority

    Establishing an inclusive environment doesn’t happen overnight but starting on Day 1 can make inclusion and understanding the foundation of your classroom.

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  • Best 19 Apps to Use in the Classroom

    Best 19 Apps to Use in the Classroom

    Take your classroom to the next level beyond PowerPoint and Google Slides. These 19 apps can help create more powerful and memorable learning experiences.

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  • Listen Up: How to Communicate Effectively with Students

    Listen Up: How to Communicate Effectively with Students

    Cultivating a classroom that values open communication is a key to impacting student success throughout their time in your course to the rest of their lives.

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  • Best Practices for Engaging Students in Large Lecture Courses

    Best Practices for Engaging Students in Large Lecture Courses

    Large lectures offer challenges that are different from smaller classes. Creating some changes and utilizing best practices can help make a large class feel smaller to foster learning for students.

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  • 5 Things Instructors Can Control When It Comes to Retention

    5 Things Instructors Can Control When It Comes to Retention

    Keeping retention 100% is unrealistic for institutions. However, instructors have the power to impact students and help keep them in school as they reach their goals.

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  • The Plan Before the Plan: Using “I” PERSIST to Motivate Student College Completion

    The Plan Before the Plan: Using “I” PERSIST to Motivate Student College Completion

    An "I" PERSIST plan is a way that students can encourage and motivate themselves to keep pushing through school and their day to day lives.

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  • Dealing with Difficult Topics: Politics in the Classroom

    Dealing with Difficult Topics: Politics in the Classroom

    Political discussions are happening more in classrooms and are more divisive than before. No matter the discipline, being prepared to have educational and respectful discussions in class is crucial.

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  • What Supporting Adult Learners Really Means

    What Supporting Adult Learners Really Means

    Adult learners are students who have obligations beyond the classroom and experience to support the new material they learn. Reaching them means instructors may have to adapt to new ways of teaching.

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  • New Instructors: Know the Basics Before You Teach

    New Instructors: Know the Basics Before You Teach

    You've landed a position as faculty and now it's time to prepare for the first day of classes. Here are some things to know to help put your best foot forward.

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  • McGraw-Hill Reports Strong Growth in Digital Sales and Expansion of Affordability and Outcomes

    McGraw-Hill Reports Strong Growth in Digital Sales and Expansion of Affordability and Outcomes

    For the first time, more than 50% of McGraw-Hill’s total company-wide billings over the past 12 months came from digital learning solutions.

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  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking Politics in College

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking Politics in College

    Having thoughtful, engaging, and interesting political discussions means being mindful of how we interact with one another and recognizing the power our words can carry.

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  • How to Manage Stress

    How to Manage Stress

    Stress is an inevitable part of college, but there are steps we can take to prevent it from running our lives.

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  • Exam Snacks: Food to Fuel Your Brain while Studying Hard

    Exam Snacks: Food to Fuel Your Brain while Studying Hard

    Eating well is the best fuel to get through study sessions and exams.

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  • Advice on Asking Instructors for Help

    Advice on Asking Instructors for Help

    Seeking help from instructors can be uncomfortable and intimidating. Fortunately, there are a few ways to make it easier so that you can be successful all semester.

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  • 10 Things To Do When You're Failing A Class

    10 Things To Do When You're Failing A Class

    Failing a class doesn't necessarily mean you're doomed the rest of the semester. There's still options and resources to pull that grade back up.

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  • 4 Time Management Tips for Instructors

    4 Time Management Tips for Instructors

    Better time management means instructors can focus on having better classes while enjoying more free time.

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  • How to Engage Shy Students in the Classroom

    How to Engage Shy Students in the Classroom

    Engaging everyone can only make the classroom experience more enjoyable and interesting for each student.

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  • 5 Effective Methods of Feedback for Student Success

    5 Effective Methods of Feedback for Student Success

    Feedback is crucial to ensuring students are learning and learning well. Different forms of feedback can ease student minds while lowering instructor stress.

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  • Handling Possible Cases of Academic Dishonesty

    Handling Possible Cases of Academic Dishonesty

    Encountering possible cases of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is always disappointing. Having a plan in place to approach these challenges makes it easier.

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