Lucy Arthur

The Deconstruction Exercise

Try The Deconstruction Exercise if you want your students to reflect critically on underlying beliefs about sensitive issues around race – without unproductive blaming and shaming.

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Why can’t we be friends? PowerPoint and active learning

The classic PowerPoint presentation – bullet point-riddled slides clicked through almost as if to distract you from actually listening to a lecture – is the hallmark of a style of teaching that treats students as passive receivers of information. There’s an argument for ditching that slideshow altogether. But Powerpoint is a pretty essential tool for keeping a session on track. So do you need to throw the slide deck out with the monologue?

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Slack lost the showdown with Teams, and I’m still bitter about it.

Did it come down to our slack debating skills or the other guys’ superior team-work? Or is Microsoft Teams….really the better platform?

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Writing a blog post? Here are 7 things to avoid.

Avoiding these common traps will make it easier to start – and finish – that post.

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Calm your public speaking nerves

Your mind is primed to give a great class or talk, but your body is threatening to betray you. Helpful public speaking advice evaporates, because physically you feel that you’re about to have a nerve-induced meltdown. Sound familiar?

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