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The Toolbox

The Toolbox is a bimonthly, electronic newsletter that includes articles and research about practical strategies for improving teaching and learning for college students. 

Current Issue

Volume 18, Issue 2
Harnessing the Power of Self-Explanation for Deeper Learning
Self-explanation is a strategy for increasing learning by encouraging students to monitor their evolving understanding of material. This issue of The Toolbox offers several methods for incorporating self-explanation into the classroom.

The Toolbox Collection

The Toolbox Collection is a five-volume series that gives vital topics from previous issues of The Toolbox an added focus, while providing context for 2019 and beyond.  


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