By Ish Stabosz
Center for Creative Instruction & Technology
Delaware Technical Community College
Stanton Campus

Now that a new year is upon us and spring semester is underway, it’s a good time to look back and remember what happened here at Forward Thinking in 2015. Here are our top 5 most-viewed posts from last year.

If you’re new to the blog, these are worth catching up on. They will give you a good snapshot of why others are following Forward Thinking. If you want to join the community, just check out our 3 Easy Ways to Follow Forward Thinking.

If you’ve been with us for a while, and you like what you’ve seen, consider inviting a friend or colleague to the Forward Thinking community by sending them the link to one or more of these.

#5 – Who Gives a Hoot about Kahoot?

If you haven’t used Kahoot! in your class yet, you don’t know what student engagement looks like. This online student response system turned quiz show was a favorite at Delaware Tech’s Instructional Innovation Conference 2015, and I keep hearing more from instructors about how much their students love it.

#4 – Four Corners (Or How to Get Your Students Up and Moving)

College classrooms don’t have to be the static lecture halls that we dealt with, and this post demonstrates just one of the many strategies you can use to get your students out of their seats.

#3 – I Wish My Teacher Knew

Have you ever wondered what your students were really thinking? The stuff that they wanted to share with you but didn’t know how? Well, one nursing instructor decided to find out…

#2 – “Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning” in Action (Part 1)

This is the first installment in a nine part series examining the book Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning by Jan Chappuis, in which the author explains practical ways that instructors can use formative assessments to guide student learning by helping them answer the questions Where am I going?, Where am I now?, and What can I do to close the gap?


the #1


post from 2015 is…

(drum roll please)

Teaching, Learning, and the Halcyon Fold

A story of study habits, low stakes assessment, and gladiatorial combat.


I hope you enjoy looking back on what 2015 had to offer here at Forward Thinking, and here’s to an even better year in 2016!

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