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.
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 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.