Some people are visual learners. Some people learn better by listening. Others learn by doing. These tactile learners might groan and glaze over at the mere thought of an advanced math class. Sara Jensen, an assistant professor of mathematics at Carthage College, however, has a different plan: No books. No worksheets. Only knitting needles and yarn. Learn more here.
Keeping students motivated during the semester can be a challenge when the going gets tough and the realities of an engineering education set in, and midterms and finals come around. But one email from you, the TA, AI, or professor, can help keep students in the pipeline. The Chronicle of Higher Education talks about how. Read it here.
Prism magazine also has useful coverage on how to use this technique to keep students engaged. Read Mary Lord’s article here.