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The Toolbox

The Toolbox is a professional development electronic newsletter that offers innovative, learner-centered strategies for improving teaching and learning for college students. It is published bimonthly, and subscriptions are free.

Current Issue

Volume 19, Issue 1
A model for pulling wisdom from group discussion
Classroom discussions are one of the most engaging and effective elements of a first-year seminar, and this issue shares a model that can help instructors move past information distribution to wisdom generation. Problem-solving models have been used in myriad fields to help participants take ownership of their challenges and solutions, and in a classroom setting, it can harness the power of peers learning from one another.

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.

The Toolbox Collection, Vol. 4: Digital Learning
With the global COVID-19 pandemic forcing educators to transition to online instruction, this compendium of past issues focuses on connecting and communicating with students, assignments and assessment, and resources for the online classroom.

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