Author Archives: Jeanna Towns

CTL is excited to announce our fully remote New2OSU program!

New2OSU impacts student success by accelerating the effectiveness of those who are newer to teaching and/or OSU. Completion of the program may be used as evidence of professional development and teaching effectiveness. Participants are asked to commit to a three-term … Continue reading

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Creating Equitable & Culturally Inclusive Environments

by: Lauren Alva, Instructor (ESL) Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks: Week 2 – Creating Equitable & Culturally Inclusive Environments by Jane Waite – Creating Space for Everyone: Equitable Teaching and Learning Environments. Imagine a group of students standing at the … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz: What is better than a flipped classroom?

by: Silas Townes, Instructor Department of Chemistry, Cascades Many educators have heard of or participated in the idea of flipped classrooms. The idea is to spend class time engaging with students in problem-solving instead of talking at them. Although good … Continue reading

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Show Your Work: Teaching Philosophies & Portfolios

by: Shannon Hampton, Instructor College of Business, Design and Innovation Management What is the value of having a teaching philosophy and a portfolio? Today we learned in the T4 Presentation: Teaching Philosophies and Portfolios, the answer to this question and … Continue reading

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The art of connecting: Emotionally intelligent teaching

by: Xiangyou Shen, Visiting Assistant Professor College of Forestry, Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou … Continue reading

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Cognition and Learning

by: Gerald Presley, Assistant Professor College of Forestry – Wood Science & Engineering Demian Hommel presented Week 6 of the Tuesday Teaching +Tech Talks on cognition and learning. This talk highlighted some techniques to effectively engage students and keep them … Continue reading

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Lesson Planning and Reflection

by: Kimberly Vierra OSU Cascades – Business Administration Student Engagement Program Manager “I have no question that students who learn, not professors who perform, is what teaching is all about: students who learn are the finest fruits of teachers who … Continue reading

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Strategies for Handling Student Absences

Our primary goal is to ensure students learn what we intend.  It is true that when students miss a class, particularly one that is activity based, it is not possible to “make up” the experience.  Still, there are legitimate reasons … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Facilitating Difficult Conversations

As a follow up to our Winter Symposium we wanted to share five tips for facilitating our students’ citizenry and communication skills. Handling difficult discussions in the classroom is a topic many of us are faced with today. -1-  Before … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence in Difficult Conversations

Yesterday morning I attended a professional development workshop offered by Human Resources. One strategy the workshop “Difficult Conversations” discussed was Judy Ringer’s “4 Steps to a Successful Outcome.” This was the process of inquiry, acknowledgment, advocacy, and problem-solving. Inquiry cultivates … Continue reading

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