Category: 20-Minute Mentors

What Are Three Proven Ways to Manage My Online Discussion Board and Actively Engage Students?

This 20-Minute Mentor provides three areas for teachers to improve with discussion boards: engagement, community, and expertise, and specific strategies for doing so.

How Can Effective Note-taking Improve Online Student Learning?

This 20-Minute Mentor gives practical ideas for educators to guide student note-taking, specifically in the online classroom.

How Can I Gauge Online Learning Through Engaging Activities and Assignments?

This 20-Minute Mentor provides many ideas specific to online and remote teaching for activities, assignments, and assessments that gauge learning.

How Can I Maximize the First 10 Minutes of Remote Teaching to Spark Student Engagement?

This 20-Minute Mentor gives practical ideas for engaging students immediately with games, activities, or polls.

How Do I Create Questions that Stimulate Engaging Conversations in Online Discussion Boards?

This 20-Minute Mentor gives actionable advice on creating questions that promote critical thinking and generate meaningful discussion.

How Can I Make My Video Lectures Effective and Engaging?

This 20-Minute Mentor gives actionable ideas on how to make short, engaging videos that will align with the way students learn online.

What Are 5 Easy-To-Use Technologies That Have A Big Impact on Learning in the Online Classroom?

This 20-Minute Mentor describes five technologies, including the appropriate application and benefits of each, to create a personalized, interactive, impactful, and engaging learning experience.

How Can I Create a Meaningful Online Learning Experience for Students?

This 20-Minute Mentor shows the benefits of a learning paradigm (vs. a teaching paradigm) in the online classroom.

How Do I Infuse Equity into Any Online Class?

This session will explore what it means to teach equitably and identifies five equitable practices that you can incorporate into your online classes.

What Is the Best Way to Grade Participation?

Help your students understand the importance of class participation and how they can improve to become self-directed learners.

I’m Teaching Online Next Term. What Do I Have to Know?

This 20-Minute Mentor provides you with a 12-step framework for online teaching success.

How Do I Create a Climate for Learning in My Classroom?

Keeping the classroom climate positive is the responsibility of both sides. Learn valuable concepts you can put to work right away in every class.

How Can I Cost-Effectively Use Virtual Reality to Enhance Instruction?

This program explores the ways virtual reality is being used in education today, where teachers can find educational virtual reality content, and more.

How Can I Become a Better Online Instructor?

This program will present five practical strategies to level up online teaching so that instructors create more rewarding learning experiences for their students.

How Can I Guide Online Learning By Engaging with Students?

Gain practical approaches for engaging with online students, fostering connections between students, and for students to better relate to your content.

How Can I Spark Conversation in the Classroom?

This 20-Minute Mentor introduces four tried-and-true techniques to create a learning environment that is literally buzzing with student conversation.

How Can I Encourage Students to Stay Connected with Course Content After Class?

Learn techniques you can use to deepen student understanding of course material—after class is over—that you presented in the classroom.

How Can I Create a Platform for Difficult Conversations in the Online Classroom?

Explore a simple framework to engage in difficult conversations, apply it to applicable scenarios, and gain strategies to have successful resolutions to difficult topics.

What 5 Play-based Activities Can I Use to Create an Active, Learning-centered Class?

This informative program brings to life classroom-tested games that work to build student rapport and inject new life into lecture-heavy teaching.

How Can the Three C’s of Course Design Enhance Students’ Online Performance?

This informative program focuses on three key elements of effective online class design to better engage your online students and promote student success.