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Become a Teaching Rockstar: Simple Techniques to Motivate and Engage Students

Gladys Childs Texas Wesleyan University At the Lilly Conference in Austin in January 2016, I presented strategies on how to increase student motivation and engagement in required courses that are perceived to be very difficult (G. Childs Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning presentation, January 7, 2016).   This presentation was based on an attempt to solve my own difficulties with teaching required courses that most students were not interested in taking.  Focusing specifically on my Logic class, I embarked on a quest to change my pedagogy and enrich the milieu of my classroom to enhance student engagement.  Below is a list of things I found to be of extreme importance in the

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