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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 1
Give a Little Nudge to Prompt Positive Outcomes
Nudges are low-cost interventions designed to influence our behavior by changing how or when choices are offered. In educational settings, nudges have been used to increase completion of the FAFSA, improve attendance, and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety, among others. The latest issue of The Toolbox explores how we can use small prompts in the classroom to produce positive outcomes for student performance and learning.

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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