Promoting a growth mindset in law students by dropping the feedback sandwich for meaningful assessment feedback.

Improving law school feedback: Dropping the sandwich

Over the last few weeks, some fascinating articles about feedback for law students have appeared in my inbox. But they seemed to be inconsistent. Should we drop the feedback sandwich? The first was this short but engaging post from February on the ‘feedback sandwich’ by Carrie Sperling over on the Best Practices for Legal Education …

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Helping Students Become 21st-Century “Crap Detectors” (via Touro College Learning and Teaching Exchange)

I came across this helpful article on 'Helping Students Become 21st-Century “Crap Detectors” ' over on the Touro College Learning and Teaching Exchange blog written by Dennis Urban. The immediacy and prevalence of online sources in modern classrooms mean that many of our law students are more inclined to use Google as a research tool than …

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Want to Make Learning Stick? Make it Harder

Want to Make Learning Stick? Make it Harder

Spacing and interleaving might sound like unusual pedagogical practices, but they might just be worth employing with your law students. In Want to Make Learning Stick? Make it Harder over on Age of Awareness at Medium, Nick Soderstrom argues for the adoption of some different techniques to improve learning outcomes. Spaced out... Cramming and long periods …

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An Open Letter to My Teaching Colleagues – via Medium

Be kind. To yourself, to your colleagues, to your students, ... , and the misunderstanding public. Know that what you do is meaningful and has purpose and not everyone can do what you do. Remember how very unique you really are. I came across this short piece written by a school teacher.  While it is …

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