Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!

Some of you might remember the phrase from Cabaret – ‘In any and every language, Welcome!’ If the pandemic taught us anything, it was the value of seeing and hearing from our students rather than talking to blank screens. You may have tried inviting (or even pleading with) students to turn on their cameras. ButContinue reading “Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!”

This is Serious – Humour Enhances Learning

Making your students laugh can help you get your message across in a way that means they may not even realise they’re learning something! There are some non-threatening ways that even the most serious of educators can find their funny. Why use humour in your teaching? There’s quite a bit of evidence that supports theContinue reading “This is Serious – Humour Enhances Learning”

Not another survey! 5 tips for drawing students to your survey

“Not another survey!” We all live in a survey world and so do students. I can empathise with how students feel. As a recent graduate myself, I recall receiving emails from several institutions and departments wanting my opinion about different things. Heck, I can’t even listen to my favourite tunes by Rita Ora or EDMContinue reading “Not another survey! 5 tips for drawing students to your survey”

Emotional highs: 5 ways to meaningfully engage university students

In early childhood, learning is often perceived with great joy and excitement. Children passionately talk about what they learned and demonstrate an intrinsic satisfaction to find things out. However, when they become older, many gradually lose their sense of intrinsic excitement to engage with learning. Some explain this phenomenon in relation to the increasing responsibilitiesContinue reading “Emotional highs: 5 ways to meaningfully engage university students”