Like a huddle on a sports team, teaching huddles are an opportunity for members of a teaching team to regroup and evaluate their teaching strategies. Teaching huddles are rapid-fire problem-solving sessions that take place each week while a course is in session. They are agile, meaning that they respond quickly and flexibly to the evolving needs of a course as it is being taught. Teaching huddles may be appropriate for any course that has more than one person working to help students learn course material. Some examples of teaching huddles include professors co-teaching a course, a professor working with graduate teaching assistants or Learning Fellows, or a professor working with instructional designers. ...continue reading "Teaching Huddles"
Group work can take many forms, from short discussions to term-long projects. In our Active Learning Canvas site, we have resources on many activities that could be group based, such as Case Study Approach, Creating a Shared Knowledge Base, Peer Instruction, and of course Team-Based Learning. ...continue reading "Using Student Groups in Your Teaching "