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Student Engagement

One of the biggest challenges facing professors today is how to keep students actively engaged in the classroom. This section offers solutions and activities aimed at making lectures more interesting, increasing participation, and improving your classroom to meet your students' needs.

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How to Support International Students

This Chapter Sampler covers international student experiences of the disruption to their studies due to COVID-19. It also explores how faculty members can support their students with effective support practices.

 

The Wonkhe Show: A Special Edition Episode Sponsored by Routledge

We have teamed up with the incredible team at Wonkhe to sponsor a special edition episode of their top-rated Podcast, the Wonkhe show. We are delighted to have been joined by several of our key Education authors to discuss the topic of building back the student experience in the year ahead. Listen now!

The Humanities: Practical and Timeless Skills for Life

In this snapshot we examine the issues Humanities departments are facing, and look at some responses to these issues, taking key areas of the humanities and asking why and how these areas can demonstrate their essentialness in our increasingly technological world.

Setting Expectations on the First Day of Class: 8 Steps Towards an Effective and Harmonious Learning Environment

Make sure you're prepared for the new term, read our infographic for all the tips on how to create the perfect environment for your teaching!

Supporting Students with Their Mental Health

This white paper examines the results of our recent surveys on student mental health and asks how Faculty members can support their students, offering advice on dealing with stigma, guiding students into good self-care practices and understanding the best way of sign-posting students to professional help when needed.

Advice for Teaching International Students

Teaching international students can offer up new challenges for faculty. Here is some key advice to assist you, whether you’re teaching international students online for the first time, or you have experience doing so.

 

Supporting Students with Dyslexia

This Freebook brings together chapters from across our range of books, helping you to fully understand dyslexia, and provides guidance to supporting your dyslexic students. Chapter one provides an introduction to the subject of dyslexia, defining the disorder.

Motivating Your Students to Read

It can often be difficult to get students to engage with their course reading, with excuses ranging from the books being too expensive to them simply being boring, often an excuse that comes from students who haven't learned active reading skills. This infographic provides some pointers to help you encourage your students to read.

Understanding Gen Z Students

This infographic on "9 Findings on Student Learning Preferences to Help Improve Your Classroom" is excerpted from Generation Z: A Century in the Making by Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace.

Three 'F-Words' to Make Boring Ideas Interesting

Want to make your lectures more exciting for your students? Start by learning and understanding the three fundamental "f-words" that are instrumental in teaching: fascination, fun, and fumbling.

The Benefits of Students as Curriculum Co-Creators

Allowing students to participate in course development creates a more active learning environment and can provide a lot of additional benefits for you and your students. Explore three ways to incorporate student participation in your teaching.

Student Retention in Higher Education

This FreeBook has been created to highlight some of the main factors that influence student retention figures, as well as some of the steps that can be taken to improve them, providing a selection of excerpts from our key books in this area.

Student Recruitment in Higher Education

This FreeBook has been created to highlight some of the main factors that influence student recruitment across the higher education sector.

 

Student Wellness

As a lecturer, how do you support your students' mental health? Academic staff can play a central role in identifying struggling students and encouraging them to access support. We hope this collection of chapters gives you some helpful advice to better understand a student's mental health and offer coping strategies while they seek professional support.

5 Key Tips for College Student Wellness

This Snapshot will help your students be the best they can be this semester! Ensure that the students on your campus have all the strategies they need to help them succeed, both in their academic and their personal lives.