Strategies To Motivate Your Students To Read & Prepare Before Class
Student readings are a usual and integral part of most courses. You can tell students why the reading is necessary for the course. But do they come to class having completed readings and ready for the next steps? If your answer is no or usually not, this seminar is for you.
Dr. Alice Cassidy will share with you techniques she has found to be successful in her practice and provide references to the theoretical grounding in the literature. Learn how to make pre-reading meaningful to students by helping them connect classroom activities directly to sections of the text. You will see how techniques such as Ticket to Class, Value Line, Mind and Concept Maps, Reflection, and Jigsaw can turn It doesn't really matter if I read this into I want to read this and link to the course topics.
- Add to a list of reasons why it is important to have pre-readings
- Review a diverse set of examples and techniques you can use to motivate your students
- Discuss why, when and how to have students do this work
- Be able to implement 1 or 2 techniques in your course immediately
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Faculty (full and part-time)
- Dean of Instruction
- Department Chairs
- Anyone interested in teaching & learning
"I found doing the pre-reading to be beneficial and was happy to see how well it all connected in class time." Have you ever had one of your students say this? If not, maybe after taking this seminar, they will! To me, pre-readings are as important as other parts of the course making it meaningful to students and finding ways to have it all connect is key."
Dr. Alice Cassidy is a facilitator, educational developer and science educator with biology and zoology degrees from the University of British Columbia (UBC), McGill University and the University of Victoria in Canada. She currently designs and coordinates first-year courses in two faculties: Science and Land and Food Systems. She has designed and taught upper level and graduate courses in Science and Education at UBC.
For the past 30 years, she has designed and led workshops on teaching and learning, as well as natural history and sustainability education for post-secondary institutions, organizations and community groups both face to face and online in British Columbia, Ontario, the US and China. Additionally, she designs, directs and facilitates national and local educational programs.
Her areas of focus include active and participatory learning, professional development for organizations, instructional and narrative skills, and students as active collaborators in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
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