"Teaching" Archive

Preparing to Teach After 16 Months of Disruption

Image of 6 pencils in a row on a blue background. Five of the pencils are long and sharpened, but the third pencil in the row is short and has a broken tip.

Our previous posts this week have been mostly pragmatic–helping you put the finishing touches on your syllabi, your Canvas page, and your new teaching wardrobe. Today’s post will be a bit ...

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Masks in the Classroom: Part 2!

professor in mask

About this time last year, I wrote a short post with a few mask recommendations and tips for teaching in a mask. We’ve learned a lot over the past year, so I thought it might be helpful to ...

Categories: COVID19Teaching

Transforming Your Blank “Canvas” Into a Teaching Masterpiece

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Last week, I began dusting off both my notes and my memory as I started preparing to teach my course this Fall Semester. I haven’t taught this course since the Spring of 2019 and, needless to ...

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Syllabus Week

Picture of a pencil sitting on top of a stapled set of paper with "Syllabus, Fall 2016" written on top and the Time of Day, Location, Instructor, and Contact Info visible.

As our undergraduates begin classes on August 23rd, most Wake Forest faculty are currently in the thick of Syllabus Week. We have run out of cabinets to reorganize and academic TV pilots to ...

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Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

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Maybe you have already experienced this in your classroom; students are exhausted, struggling personally or academically, while others aren’t responding altogether. It is no surprise that the ...

Categories: COVID19SurveysTeaching

Shared Spaces: Whiteboarding In Online Courses

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*this post is co-authored with Amy Archambault, Instructional Designer in the Office of Online Education, and Lynne Yengulalp, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics and ...

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Strategies for Accommodating Students: Spring 2021 Update

The gatehouse at the Reynolda Road entrance to Wake Forest shows the current Operating Status Orange level as cars enter, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

*Note this is an updated version of our previous blog post from October 26, 2020. The information here discusses what we learned from our Fall survey of students and faculty and also new ...

Categories: COVID19SurveysTeaching

Learning Activities in Blended and Online Courses

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In real estate, the mantra is location, location, location. Location is central to property value. At Wake Forest, the mantra for teaching might be connection, connection, connection. Connection ...

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Online and Blended Assessment Strategies

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In the Center for the Advancement of Teaching Fall 2020 surveys, we asked Reynolda Campus faculty about the strategies they adopted to assess student learning and whether they perceived those ...

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The Workload Dilemma

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This is a somewhat odd sentence to write, but I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about time. When I first transitioned from a traditional faculty position to an administrative position at a ...

Categories: SurveysTeaching