How do you keep students motivated to learn? Here are 5 tips you can implement immediately in your class. 1. Allow the first 5–10 minutes of class for discussion. Creating a shared space to talk about non-cognitive issues, such as struggles with financial aid or added stress from jobs, shows students that you understand they … Continue reading 5 Ways to Promote an Academic Mindset (Especially in Corequisite Courses)
Collect data with sensors for classroom exploration. Involving students in the first step of the data collection process promotes engagement and interest. It's hard to collect accurate data in the real world. Students must learn to be aware of different variables that impact readings and to harness their critical thinking skills to troubleshoot often. Raspberry Pi … Continue reading Sensor data collection for class projects
Students fear failure and, too often, math. What are two things that can help? 1. A mastery-based approach to learning The word “mastery” gets thrown around a lot, but it’s not just a word to us at Hawkes Learning; it’s the core of what we do. This type of learning ensures students with different skill sets understand … Continue reading 2 videos to kill math intimidation
What's your reasoning? After critically thinking about their choices, Americans cast their votes today. (We hope!) There's a lot of misinformation out there. If students better understand sound arguments and reasoning, they can dissect the logic—or lack thereof—behind the daily barrage of candidates' speeches, social media posts, videos, and commercials. Such abilities are important today … Continue reading One question that helps students critically think (and vote!)
As a reminder, Hawkes Learning has partnered with Wyzant's tutoring service to give students another option for help. Students who use Hawkes materials receive a FREE $40 voucher on their first lesson for one-to-one instruction with coupon code HAWKES40. Students can compare qualifications, hourly rates, and reviews to find the right expert for them. Collaborate with tutors in Wyzant's … Continue reading Reminder! Wyzant tutoring available for students
The new Discovering Statistics and Data text offers 36 (and counting!) real data sets for free download. The companion website to the new Discovering Statistics and Data textbook, stat.hawkeslearning.com, supplies updated and relevant data sets, instructions on computational technologies, and access to data visualization tools and websites. These large data sets expose students to the kind of real-world data they will … Continue reading You focus on teaching. Let us provide the data.