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A Revised "How-To" Guide
Faculty often ask us what they can do to “get out of lecture mode” in their classrooms. After completing a CAE Teaching Excellence Workshop, participants commonly report back that Think-Pair-Share is the technique they plan to try first. We agree it's a great place to start! So how do you effectively implement Think-Pair-Share in the classroom? Through years of classroom experimentation, we've come up with a set of steps and phrases we find motivate students to earnestly engage with your TPS ... More >>
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More Teaching Strategies Image High Performance Grading:
Reducing Your Time Behind the Red Pen
Many of the questions we receive in our workshops revolve around assessment—more specifically, grading. How is it in a class of 200 we could possible do anything... More >>
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How One Physics Education Researcher Landed in Astronomy
In This Month’s Teaching Strategy, we hear from Sébastien Cormier about his education and career path, and how it crossed with CAE and our Collaboration of Astronomy... More >>
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We Are not Alone!
if you've read the "About Us" page, then you may already know that the NASA Center for Astronomy Education is dedicated to connecting practicing astronomy instructors... More >>
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Seeing the Universe through NASA's Eyes
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Tiny Mimas, Huge Rings
Saturn's icy moon Mimas is dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings.... Read More >>

CAE is housed in the Astronomy Dept. at the Univ. of Arizona's Steward Observatory. CAE is funded through the generous contributions of the NASA JPL Exoplanet Exploration Public Engagement Program. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0715517, a CCLI Phase III Grant for the Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars (CATS). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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