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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Bill Strickland makes change with a slide show

Bill Strickland tells a quiet and astonishing tale of redemption through arts, music, and unlikely partnerships.

Craig Hanks: Profiles in Teaching

In this segment, faculty member Craig Hanks discusses his beliefs in utilizing practical teaching techniques to share his knowledge and passion for philosophy. Through extensive class debates and personal student relationships he surpasses expectations of an ordinary „College Professor“.

Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed.

Dave LaBelle: The Lesson

Life will teach you to be a good teacher. If you care, life will show you many, many examples. It will lay all the lessons right before you and all you have to do is bend over and collect these lessons and put them in some order and fashion and you can teach anybody. This video is an excerpt from my Ohio University masters project on Dave LaBelle, one of my teachers from Western Kentucky University. It features interviews with LaBelle and several of his students. The project also includes another 8 sections which go into further detail about Dave and his life as a photographer and a teacher.

Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes

Diana Laufenberg shares 3 surprising things she has learned about teaching — including a key insight about learning from mistakes.

E.O. Wilson: Advice to young scientists

“The world needs you, badly,” begins celebrated biologist E.O. Wilson in his letter to a young scientist. Previewing his upcoming book, he gives advice collected from a lifetime of experience — reminding us that wonder and creativity are the center of the scientific life.

Faculty Collaborate to Improve Online Education

Professors are building new software to simplify lecture recording, host course material online, spark discussion among students and teachers and share Stanford courses. Others are testing these new tools in the classroom.

Fulbright Workshop on Effective University Teaching in STEM Fields

The Fulbright Workshop on Effective University Teaching in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Fields offered participants practical and interactive sessions led by faculty experienced with effective university teaching in STEM fields. The seminars provided useful knowledge and tools to improve teaching practices in order to enhance student learning.

How To Be An Excellent Teacher

Looking for a tutorial on How To Be An Excellent Teacher? This practical tutorial explains accurately how it’s done, and will help you get good at teaching methods. Enjoy this advice video from the world’s most comprehensive library of free factual video content online.

Interactive Teaching Methods

Profile of Chandralekha Singh’s interactive teaching style.

Jeremy Rifkin: „The empathic civilization“

In this talk from RSA Animate, bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways it has shaped human development and society.

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms

In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools‘ dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.

Learning & Teaching Conference

Learning & Teaching Conference – 13th of December 2011.

Mark Zeigler wins Teaching Award

Mark Zeigler wins Distinguished Teacher Award at Florida State’s Faculty Awards.

Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology

Martin Seligman talks about psychology — as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?

Modeling Effective Teaching Techniques

Teaching is extremely complex. At the most fundamental level, however, to be effective, the teacher must engage learners mentally to find out what they are thinking. Dr. Mike Clough, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, says that if you do those two things well, the payoff is tremendous. Watch this 7 1/2-minute clip to see Dr. Clough model several techniques that may be used in small or large classes to engage students mentally and reveal their thinking while he leads a class on how to teach effectively.

Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ — and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. He shares what he learned about teaching to a global classroom.

Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil

Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge.

Ray Kurzweil: A university for the coming singularity

Ray Kurzweil’s latest graphs show that technology’s breakneck advances will only accelerate — recession or not. He unveils his new project, Singularity University, to study oncoming tech and guide it to benefit humanity.

Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning

Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world.

Richard Buckland: Wikis in University Teaching and Learning

53 Useful things you can do with Wikis in your teaching. Richard Buckland has been using Wikis in his large class (100-500 students) teaching in Engineering and Computer Science since 2000. He has found some amazing things which can be done with Wikis, and made many many mistakes. This video is a summary of 4 of those interesting things, each requiring an increasing amount of courage, which could easily be adopted by other teachers.

Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do „homework“ in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

Shawn Patrick: Teaching With Video

Video can be a powerful teaching tool perhaps especially when it can demonstrate a process that would be difficult for students to see in person. That was the premise behind a video project designed by Dr. Shawn Patrick at Texas State University-San Marcos. She wanted her students to be able to see an expert demonstrate a counseling model that they can use in their work. With assistance from her university’s Grants for Instructional Technology program, a two-DVD set was produced that explains the model and that shows the model in action during a real counseling session.In this profile of Dr. Patrick, she talks about her work, the counseling model and student reaction to the DVDs.

Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course

Shimon Schocken and Noam Nisan developed a curriculum for their students to build a computer, piece by piece. When they put the course online — giving away the tools, simulators, chip specifications and other building blocks — they were surprised that thousands jumped at the opportunity to learn, working independently as well as organizing their own classes in the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). A call to forget about grades and tap into the self-motivation to learn.

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids‘ natural talents can flourish.

Sugata Mitra’s new experiments in self-teaching

Indian education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

Taylor Mali: What teachers make

Ever heard the phrase „Those who can’t do, teach“? At the Bowery Poetry Club, slam poet Taylor Mali begs to differ, and delivers a powerful, 3-minute response on behalf of educators everywhere.

Teaching Methods

Professors Grace Wang, Julia Sapin, Kendra Douglas, Julia Sapin, and Vinit Jagdish describe how they will incorporate some of the new teaching methods they have seen demonstrated by their colleagues in the Faculty GUR Group at Western Washington University.

The Myth of the Super Teacher

This presentation was a part of „Tomorrow’s Teacher: Paths to Prestige and Effectiveness,“ a session held May 18, 2012 at EWA’s 65th National Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania.