Resources for Teaching a Diverse Student Body

Jocelyn McWhirter, Albion College Center for Teaching and Learning July 5, 2017 This guide is arranged by six topics: fostering academic success; reducing stereotype threat; cultivating a growth mindset; teaching first-year students; managing classroom dynamics; and understanding and eliminating racism. All referenced books are available in Albion’s CTL library (Ferguson… Read More

Testing Effects and Retrieval Practice (Frank Hassebrock, Denison)

Frank Hassebrock, Denison University, Director, Center for Learning and Teaching, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology Over the past decade cognitive psychologists have published numerous experimental studies of “testing effects and retrieval practice” from both laboratory and classroom contexts. Readers can examine the following articles to learn more about this experimental… Read More

Grit: Perseverance and Passion for Long-term Goals

Review by Claudia Thompson, Associate Professor of Psychology, The College of Wooster Duckworth, A.L., Peterson, C., Matthews, M.D., & Kelly, D.R. (2007).  Grit: Perseverance and passion for long-term goals,  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 1087-1101. In a series of six studies, Duckworth and colleagues reported on their investigation… Read More

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (Hassebrock review of Ambrose, Bridges, Lovett, DiPietro, and Norman)

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Marsha C. Lovett, Michele DiPietro, and Marie K. Norman, 2010, John Wiley & Sons) Reviewed by Frank Hassebrock, Department of Psychology; Director, Center for Learning and Teaching, Denison University How can college faculty from a… Read More