teaching

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Michigan State University will help improve the preparation of thousands of future professors as part of a national network focused on improving teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its… Read More »

Graduate assistant receives MSU citation for excellence in teaching

Graduate assistant receives MSU citation for excellence in teaching

Betsy Anne Ferrer, a graduate teaching assistant who studies teacher education in the Michigan State University College of Education, was awarded an Excellence-in-Teaching Citation at the All-University Awards Convocation 2012. This  award is given to graduate teaching assistants who have distinguished themselves by the care they have given and the skill they have shown in meeting their classroom responsibilities. It… Read More »

See Think Wonder: Floden comments on teaching trends

See Think Wonder: Floden comments on teaching trends

A new teaching exercise called See Think Wonder is picking up steam in several Metro Detroit schools. Part of an approach called “visible thinking,” See Think Wonder promotes class discussion and invites students to explore their critical thinking skills. This new method sharply contrasts the current teaching trend that’s developed as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act; according to researchers at Harvard University, there’s “less… Read More »

Teach adults? Get the new graduate certificate

Teach adults? Get the new graduate certificate

Michigan State University now offers a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for educators working in a variety of postsecondary settings. Whether they are taking college courses or participating in less-formal workshops and training opportunities, adult learners need instructors who understand what teaching strategies work best in each particular context. The new three-course certificate program… Read More »

Kinesiology student wins MSU teaching award

Kinesiology student wins MSU teaching award

Kinesiology doctoral student Erin Kuffel has received one of six 2011 Excellence-In-Teaching Citations presented to outstanding graduate teaching assistants at Michigan State University. The awards were presented on Feb. 8, 2011 at the Wharton Center. Kuffel uses innovative strategies while teaching several courses for kinesiology majors, and she serves as lead instructor for the exercise… Read More »