engagement

Your Teaching Ideas

As an educator, no matter your teaching environment, you’re constantly looking for new ideas for engaging your students and keeping them motivated to learn. We admire this trait, and we’re also inspired by the ideas you’ve shared with us. In this spirit, we’re pleased to share some of those ideas with our readership. See below for ideas on keeping students — and yourselves! — engaged with, and energized for, the educational process. Do you have any teaching ideas you’d like to share with the community? Respond in the Comments section below! ***** Most of today’s students prefer hands-on learning in the classroom. Therefore, Read More…


Welcome to Cengage Learning’s New Blog!

We would like to formally welcome you to Cengage Learning’s new blog! At this site, we’ll feature articles of interest and applicability to your professional life, addressing such topics as teaching with technology, classroom management, assessment & outcomes, research & writing, professional development, and more. You’ll also find suggestions for keeping your students engaged and motivated throughout the school year. To keep our readers up-to-date on our latest blog posts and activity, we will send a weekly newsletter. If you haven’t yet subscribed, we invite you to do so today! From the outset, we also want you to know that we endeavor to speak to Read More…


Channeling Technology Distractions with Clicker Activities

Technology, specifically smartphones, can be distractions in the classroom. However, if used correctly instructors can take advantage of technology to engage students and further the learning process. In McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers (2011, Wadsworth, Cengage Learning), authors Svinicki and McKeachie outline tips and tricks for instructors leveraging clickers in the classroom. Clickers, or student response systems, are commonly utilized to promote active learning by enabling a large number of students to send their responses to poll questions posed by their instructor. There are even Web-based response systems that you can Read More…