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How students evaluate their teachers

If you’ve ever received less-than-stellar student evaluations of your teaching, you’ve likely felt torn between taking the criticisms on board and ignoring them to save your ego. A new paper published in Teaching in Higher […]

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U of Michigan pushes “engaged learning”

Whether you know it as “active learning,” “experiential learning,” or “transformative learning,” chances are you’ve heard the benefits of “engaged learning”–a cover term for instructional efforts to help students gain awareness of their learning processes […]

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Spotlight on TESOL Arabia

The International TESOL Association has affiliate bodies all over the world. A prominent one is TESOL Arabia. Last year, blogger Sherry Blok interviewed TESOL Arabia’s past president, Naziha Ali, about organizational leadership and how all […]

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Teaching Tips

Three steps to save a dying lesson

We’ve all been there. You poured your heart into your lesson plan, but the clever activities you thought would thrill fell flat. Where you’d anticipated squeals of delighted discovery, you see blank — maybe even embarrassed? […]

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