Transforming Teaching & Learning

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Dealing With Student Distraction

In his new book, James M. Lang argues that trying to end students' distraction is a losing proposition. Instead, instructors should focus on capturing students' attention -- that's a winnable strategy.

From the Inside Out: Reflecting on a Dual Lens

Janet Wood Varner, a veteran K-12 teacher who's now become a full-time college instructor, describes what educators from both worlds can learn from each other.

Are Students Happier With Virtual Learning
This Fall? A Little

Survey finds undergrads feel modestly more engaged -- especially when they think their professors have made an effort -- and are somewhat likelier to continue their educations.

A Renewed Focus on the Practice of Teaching

The abrupt transition to online teaching during the pandemic may fundamentally change how faculty members approach education, write Shigeru Miyagawa and Meghan Perdue.

The Power of Peer Interaction

New study shows student learning suffered during the switch to remote instruction last spring, but that small group activities helped reduce this loss.

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