Worksheet Wednesday is a new feature on the Agile Faculty blog. Each month, I’ll introduce a new theme, a practical worksheet, and tips and strategies for using the worksheet in your faculty work. Our November theme is assessing group projects, which can be challenging no matter how complex the project. Do you assign a group … Continue reading Worksheet Wednesday – Team Assessment Rubric
Hello, Agile Faculty! How are you doing so far this fall? The new academic year often starts with excitement, stress, a few butterflies before new classes, and a lot of trying to effectively juggle all the balls you have in the air. In my new role at the Georgia Tech Center for Teaching and Learning, … Continue reading Introducing Worksheet Wednesdays!
How do you get students engaged and thinking about what they know on the first day of class, especially when most of them just assume you will read the syllabus to them and dismiss early? I use the constellation activity that I first learned in an Agile coaching training course. Constellations are great because rather … Continue reading First Day Constellations
Interested in doing something different with your syllabus? When we think of syllabi as contracts, we focus less on learning and more on policy – which should evolve from the course and students.Our syllabi can also get unwieldy when we tray to address every problem that came up in an assignment to policy based on … Continue reading A More Agile Syllabus
Curricular and course assessment is important to making sure our students are achieving outcomes that align with our teaching objectives for the course. It can also be really dry and take some of the fun out of course planning. Here’s a quick activity to think about objectives and outcomes by putting the students first. With … Continue reading Head, Heart, Hands Course Design
One of my favorite sources for class activities is Gamestorming. While targeted at business and leaders of businesses, many of the activities can be easily adapted for the classroom and committee work (see my review here). I’ve talked in previous posts about how to use user stories for personal planning, and Agile Faculty covers course … Continue reading Course Design Elevator Pitch