On-Demand Videos

Videos to get you up to speed and answer your questions about teaching and learning. 

MAGNA 20 MINUTE MENTOR VIDEOS

We've subscribed to on-demand 20 Minute Mentor videos to help you fit professional development into your busy schedule. The video programs deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations on topics including blended and online learning, classroom management, course design, grading and feedback, student engagement, and more. 

To access the 20 Minute Mentor videos, email Faculty Development (or call us at 962-6022) to obtain an access code and instructions.

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COPYRIGHT FOR COURSES (and one other thing)

UMN copyright specialist Nancy Sims spoke at the University of St. Thomas on November 1, 2015, about the issues and challenges of copyright from a faculty member’s perspective. Watch the presentation.


DISCUSSION TECHNIQUES WITH STEPHEN BROOKFIELD

Dr. Stephen Brookfield highlighting five reasons why discussions fail and techniques to get students talking in class. Each video includes a text transcript.


THE SYNCHRONOUS CLASSROOM: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Clips from the January 27, 2015 faculty panel with Dr. Candace Chou, Ms. Jo Montie, Dr. Sarah Noonan and Dr. Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan discussing how they choose when to use synchronous online activities along with tips and faculty best practices for using synchronous classes.


HOW TO HELP A STUDENT IN DISTRESS

UST has many different departments that contribute to the well being of our students. Learn how you can help a student in distress.

 


Considering the Courage and Practice of Teaching

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A Magna program recorded on November 6, 2012 by Dr. Maryellen Weimer & Dr. Parker J. Palmer. Maryellen and Parker discuss the following ideas:

  • Why does effective teaching require courage?
  • How does knowing why you teach change the way you teach?
  • Many teachers lose heart as the years go by. What is required for healing?
  • If your objective is to create a community in your classroom, how do you set rules and policies that support learning?
  • For many, instruction is either teacher-centered or learner-centered. Can good teaching be both?
  • What should we do about our short-comings as teachers?