What does it mean for students to dig deeper and think more holistically about assignments, so that the whole experience becomes more meaningful? One way I’m trying to construct meaningful assignments is to let the students create their own and then reflect on the experience.
As long as I have been teaching, I have received classroom observations. I suspect I’m not alone in finding the experience stressful. Last semester, in my role as observer, I decided that I would make the relationship reciprocal and extend an invitation to my observees to attend any of my classes
Our students have so much going on in their lives, and college can feel very overwhelming. By choosing to use open educational resources, I am making access to class materials more equitable and simplifying the learning experience for my students.
As educators, we can examine what we do in our “teaching” and why. How are we caught up in structures of race-based privilege? And how can we acknowledge that to our students towards productive co-learning?
This time of year, it’s great to have a quick game to energize your class. Randomness and matching are two elements that can be used together to create an impromptu game that requires little to no advance planning or materials.
Student learning communities - paired courses organized around a particular theme - offer an exciting way to create community, improve student success, and help prepare students for college life. They also enable faculty to collaborate with each other and feel a little less isolated in their teaching routines.
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is an approach to multicultural learning that links classes in different countries, giving a broader range of students the opportunity to have an international experience. You can bring this opportunity to your students by applying to participate in BMCC’s pilot COIL program.
This past spring, BMCC wrapped up Open Teaching Week with an interactive tabling event disguised as a cupcake celebration. After learning throughout the week about how BMCC faculty practice open pedagogy and engage with open educational resources (OER), CETLS and BMCC librarians teamed up to ask students in the BMCC community, “how do you learn best?”