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How to Design Online Courses that Are Full of Surprises

This article is part of the guide Toward Better Teaching: Office Hours With Bonni Stachowiak and was originally posted on EdSurge. The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, “Any suggestions for ‘mixing it up’ in asynchronous online courses?” —An online educator […]

Top 10 Tools for Learning

It is hard to believe that we are back around, again, to another year’s vote for Jane Hart’s Top Tools for Learning. I voted back in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. I also created an infographic of my Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit. Consider voting in the 2019 survey, which closes Friday, September 13, 2019. 2019 […]

How to Demonstrate Confidence in Your Teaching

This article was originally posted on EdSurge and is part of the guide Toward Better Teaching: Office Hours With Bonni Stachowiak. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, Various times I get feedback from students that they find me too unsure when in front of the class. What are helpful strategies to get better at […]

Changing Seasons

For many of us, things have shifted a bit with the end of an academic year. My contract doesn’t end with the end of our Spring semester, but my work days have evolved a bit to allow more time for creative endeavors and fixing broken systems. As we concluded our academic year, the Institute for […]

Changing Seasons

For many of us, things have shifted a bit with the end of an academic year. My contract doesn’t end with the end of our Spring semester, but my work days have evolved a bit to allow more time for creative endeavors and fixing broken systems. As we concluded our academic year, the Institute for […]

Teaching Reflections – 2019 Spring

I have wrapped up another semester of teaching and am full of thoughts about what transpired. I already miss the students and am glad to be able to cross paths with at least some of them in the Fall semester. Below are some of the ways in which I experimented in this class and what […]

2019 Podcast Favorites

This isn’t my first time to this rodeo (of trying to narrow down my favorite podcasts). I wrote up lists in 2018, 2017, 2014, and also published an article about podcasting in the University of Austin’s Flow Journal. Each time I start a new, annual list, I avoid looking at the prior year’s lists. I […]

One in a Million – Thanks

Dave and I had a great time celebrating passing the million downloads mark for the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Episode #250 invited people to call in to share a “one-in-a-million” episode that had a big impact on their teaching. Show Notes: One-in-a-million episode Thanks to everyone who contributed to the episode. If you would […]

One in a Million – Thanks

Dave and I had a great time celebrating passing the million downloads mark for the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Episode #250 invited people to call in to share a “one-in-a-million” episode that had a big impact on their teaching. Show Notes: One-in-a-million episode Thanks to everyone who contributed to the episode. If you would […]

How to Go Back to School

This column was originally posted on EdSurge. It is reposted here with permission. The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, My question is how to prepare yourself for a doctorate in leadership in higher ed, even when you […]

How to Go Back to School

This column was originally posted on EdSurge. It is reposted here with permission. The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, My question is how to prepare yourself for a doctorate in leadership in higher ed, even when you […]

How to Inspire Other Educators

This article was originally posted on EdSurge and is reposted with permission. The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, How do you help inspire other educators? Sometimes the problem isn’t my students—it’s my colleagues. If they seem bored or tired, […]

How to Inspire Other Educators

This article was originally posted on EdSurge and is reposted with permission. The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, How do you help inspire other educators? Sometimes the problem isn’t my students—it’s my colleagues. If they seem bored or tired, […]

Pack it Up

A few weeks ago, I headed to Nebraska to visit Hastings College. I did a keynote and a workshop and had a wonderful time. They are doing some transformative work at Hastings that it was fun to catch a small glimpse of during my time with them. Whenever I travel, I think back to the […]

Three Little Birds

Sorry about starting with a bad, musical pun in the title. I want to share about three powerful exchanges that I have witnessed recently on Twitter. My apologies if you now can’t get Three Little Birds out of your head. Ian Wolf Encounters a Disengaged Student Let’s begin with an experience most of us have […]

Three Little Birds

Sorry about starting with a bad, musical pun in the title. I want to share about three powerful exchanges that I have witnessed recently on Twitter. My apologies if you now can’t get Three Little Birds out of your head. Ian Wolf Encounters a Disengaged Student Let’s begin with an experience most of us have […]

Keeping Content Up to Date in the LMS

This article was first published on EdSurge as part of my column – Toward Better Teaching: Office Hours With Bonni Stachowiak. You can pose a question for a future column here. While the following question was posed about working within two LMSs, the advice applies even to those who only teach within one LMS platform. This semester—at […]