Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

newsletters

The monthly newsletter aims to keep all faculty, staff and students up to date with our work. Topics relating to results of research into learning in our courses, pointers for "best practices", observations about curriculum or pedagogy will be covered. To view newsletter:


2017 Newsletters Blog

NEW EOAS-SEI Blog

Vol 10, No. 1 (January 2017): Clickers 2.0! Upping your game with peer instruction


2016 Newsletters

Vol 9, No. 2 (November 2016): How Learning Works: Some fundamentals that can improve all communication, learning, research and teaching practices

Vol 9, No. 1 (April 2016): Paired Teaching for transfer of evidence-based pedagogy


2015 Newsletters

Vol 8, No. 2 (September 2015): How can we make good (and gradable) homework problems?

Vol 8, No. 1 (January 2015): Ten Tips for More Efficient and Effective Grading & Feedback


2014 Newsletters

Vol 7, No. 4 (September 2014): Good and Bad Study Habits; from B. Oakley, 2014

Vol 7, No. 3 (April 2014): Student Learning Experiences Survey data

Vol 7, No. 2 (March 2014): Teaching Large Classes Part 2: Advantages and tips/tricks

Vol 7, No. 1 (January 2014): Teaching large classes Part 1; Challenges and solutions


2013 Newsletters

Vol 6, No. 10 (December 2013): Snapshot of undergrad. education in EOAS

Vol 6, No. 9 (November 2013): Logistics of Two Stage Exams: advice on how to run 2-stage exams

Vol 6, No. 8 (October 2013): Midterm Course Adjustments: why, how, and some examples

Vol 6, No. 7 (August 2013): Student Workloads … What’s Reasonable? Expected? Actual? Measuring student workloads helps kick‐start these discussions

Vol 6, No. 6 (June 2013): “InTeGrate”ing Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences

Vol 6, No. 5 (May 2013): Principles for activity design Part II

Vol 6, No. 4 (April 2013): Principles for activity design Part I: Practical tips to create and implement in‐class activities

Vol 6, No. 3 (March 2013): Diagrams, Images, and Novices. Oh My!

Vol 6, No. 2 (February 2013): Getting Help Reworking Your Courses: Graduate Student Teaching Assistants and Course Development

Vol 6, No. 1 (January 2013): Practices to avoid when implementing active learning


2012 Newsletters

Vol 5, No. 12 (December 2012): Taking on someone else’s course at short notice: Guidelines for beginners, experienced instructors, and everyone in between

Vol 5, No. 11 (November 2012): Scientific and professional literature in undergraduate courses

Vol 5, No. 10 (October 2012): What actually goes on during EOAS classes?

Vol 5, No. 9 (September 2012): Can best tutoring practices be scaled up for “normal” teaching settings?

Vol 5, No. 8 (August 2012): Can students think (geologically) in 3-D?

Vol 5, No. 7 (July 2012): Designing in‐class, group-based worksheet activities

Vol 5, No. 6 (June 2012): Critical Thinking: What is It?

Vol 5, No. 5 (May 2012): Common Myths in Education, #1: What’s your ‘Learning Style’? More importantly: Does it matter?

Vol 5, No. 4 (April 2012): Voices of students in “transformed” courses: From CWSEI End-of-Year event, April 2012, student perspectives forum

Vol 5, No. 3 (March 2012): Multiple Choice Questions: Challenges and Opportunities

Vol 5, No. 2 (February 2012): How Can a Learning Management System Help You?

Vol 5, No. 1 (January 2012): An Instructor's Clicker Cheat Sheet


2011 Newsletters

Vol 4, No. 12 (December 2011): Student Projects at all Levels

Vol 4, No. 11 (November 2011): What college teachers should know about memory

Vol 4, No. 10 (October 2011): How well did your midterm or exam “work”?

Vol 4, No. 9 (September 2011): Free consulting; how can you gain from small EOSSEI projects?

Vol 4, No. 8 (August 2011): How can YOU benefit from your colleagues’ course transformations work? and Archiving the wisdom & materials from course transformations

Vol 4, No. 7 (July 2011): Check list for starting the teaching term

Vol 4, No. 6 (June 2011): What do students know before starting your course

Vol 4, No. 5 (May 2011): Student evaluations of teaching; How have "transformed" courses fared?

Vol 4, No. 4 (April 2011): Clickers: continuing to improve for next year

Vol 4, No. 3 (March 2011): What Your Colleagues Said... (about their work with EOS-SEI)

Vol 4, No. 2 (March 2011): What do Students Know?... What do Students Learn?... Examples from Mineralogy and Petrology

Vol 4, No. 1 (January 2010): Using Group Exams In Your Classes


2010 Newsletters

Vol 3, No. 4 (November 2010): Some students don't know how to study. So train them.

Vol 3, No. 3 (September 2010): EOS Course and Education Update

Vol 3, No. 2 (March 2010): Post-Lecture Interviews: Fast, Cheap Data about Your Course

Vol 3, No. 1 (February 2010): Multiple Instructors in EOS Courses: Can we do it better?


2009 Newsletters

Vol 2, No. 8 (November 2009): Geoscience Education News from G.S.A. 2009

Vol 2, No. 7 (September 2009): Resources about Teaching and Learning for All Faculty

Vol 2, No. 6 (July 2009): Quantifying Student Attitudes in EOS

Vol 2, No. 5 (June 2009): What YOU Said - 1. Departmental retreat survey results &
2. Summary of the EOS-SEI mini-retreat

Vol 2, No. 4 (April 2009): Can Students Get Better at Thinking about How They Think?

Vol 2, No. 3. (late March 2009): What Do Students Learn in EOS Courses? (And how you can tell!)

Vol 2, No. 2. (March 2009): Assessments That Support Student Learning

Vol 2, No. 1. (Jan 2009): Making the most of Midterm Course Feedback Surveys


2008 Newsletters

Vol 1, No. 5. (Dec 2008): You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression;
Making the Most Out of the First Day of Class

Vol 1, No. 4. (Nov 2008): Stop it! You're Killing Me! Retooling Your Lecture

Vol 1, No. 3. (Sept 2008): Writing Learning Goals for Courses: one faculty member's view

Vol 1, No. 2. (Aug 2008): Student Attitude Survey

Vol 1, No. 1. (July 2008): Student performance after in-class activities in a large EOSC course