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    Higher Ed Institutions Need to Address Teacher Burnout. Here’s How.

    Academic burnout is rampant. Here are some ways that institutions can better support their educators, starting with mentorship and…

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    3 Students Speak Their Minds on Mental Health

    Whether it’s promoting campus resources or making studying a collaborative process, here’s how you can keep student mental health top of…

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    Finding Focus While Learning with ADHD

    Why my final, COVID-struck year at university turned out to be better than expected

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    6 Key Takeaways from Top Hat Summer Camp

    Top Hat Summer Camp 2022 was packed with dynamic discussions that engaged our attendees. Here are answers to the most common questions you…

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    Elevating the Student Experience Starts with “Small Data”

    Faculty need real-time insights to spot the early signs of struggle and scale the mentorship and support students need for academic success

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    20 Ways Professors Can Make Their Classes More Inclusive

    Inclusive teaching and learning spaces ensure all students not only feel a sense of belonging but have what they need to reach their…

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    Why Student Feedback Might Not Be Sticking—And How to Fix It

    Two professors prove that personalized feedback leads to better engagement, connection and persistence in higher ed

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    Not ‘Just for Credit:’ Keeping Non-Majors Engaged In Your Course

    Students may enter your course from different programs. Here’s how to measure student engagement and drive value for every learner.

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    Democratic Course Management: Giving Students More Control and Autonomy In Class

    Two educators let their students decide what and how to learn. Here’s the difference it’s made on engagement, persistence and…

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    Workforce Readiness Begins By Nurturing These 5 Essential Skills

    Today’s employers give priority to candidates who demonstrate emotional intelligence, communication skills and can think critically.…

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    8 Must-Read Books During Summer 2022

    These eight titles released by empowering female academics will help you reflect on your teaching and gear up for an exciting term ahead

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    20 Formative Assessment Examples To Use In Your College Classroom

    Informal assessments are an easy way to stay connected with your students and understand their progress in your course

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    ‘Oops’ and ‘Ouch:’ How to Manage Difficult Classroom Conversations

    Provocative topics shouldn’t be suppressed, but rather respectfully challenged and acknowledged. Here’s how to get started.

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    A Marathon, Not A Sprint: The Hidden Power of Instructional Scaffolding

    Sharpen critical thinking skills with this teaching approach that puts reflection, feedback and collaboration front and center

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    Curriculum Development and the 3 Models – Updated 2022 [+ Free Course Plan Template]

    Learner-centric curriculum development can improve engagement, participation and outcomes in any online or in-person learning environment

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    7 Ways Dr. Christopher Emdin Reaches the Soul to Teach the Mind

    The award-winning ‘ratchetdemic’ educator and best-selling author on embracing our own vulnerabilities and struggles to connect…

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    Students First, Curriculum Second: In Conversation With Bryan Dewsbury

    An expert on equitable teaching weighs in on how to support underrepresented students

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    From Faculty to ‘Cognitive Coach:’ 4 Lessons from Dr. José Antonio Bowen

    Tap into relationships, resilience and reflection in your course policies and assessments and watch student outcomes soar

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    The 3 Phases of Curiosity: A Conversation with Cathy Davidson

    Learning by doing, self-directed lessons and re-thinking the role of research are keys to sparking curiosity in higher ed

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    Meet Your 2022 Top Hat Educator Award Recipients

    Top Hat is honoring three faculty members who have gone above and beyond to support their students