Leading Discussions

Leading discussions requires a teacher not only to have an idea of what should be covered and where the discussion should go, but also to have the skills to track and improvise on what occurs in real time in the classroom...

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Feedback vs. evaluation: Getting past the reluctance to deliver negative feedback

Keith BakerWhen Dr. Keith Baker, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Anesthesia Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, gives medical residents feedback, he emphasizes a “learning orientation” (where the goal is mastery), rather than a “performance orientation” (where the goal is validation of abilities).

Community discussion forums (Canvas)

Instructors have multiple opportunities via the Canvas learning management system to provide week-by-week course updates to students, including community discussion forums.