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

Teaching Writing to Multilingual International Students in a Small Liberal Arts Setting: An Annotated Bibliography

Lynn Ishikawa, Assistant Professor of English and Director of English for Academic Purposes, DePauw University. Contact at: Tamara Stasik, Assistant Professor of English and English for Academic Purposes Specialist, DePauw University. Contact at: Alexis Hart, Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing, Allegheny College. Contact at:… 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