Every two weeks throughout the academic year, the CFI sends out emails to share ideas, resources, programs, practices, and distilled research related to teaching and learning. Subscribers also have the opportunity to discuss the topics via the listserv.

If you are interested in joining the Toolbox listserv, simply send an email to listserv@listserv.jmu.edu with SUBSCRIBE TEACHING-TOOLBOX in the body of the email and nothing in the subject line. Please be sure to delete your automatic signature before sending the email.

While the Toolbox emails are disseminated only every two weeks, subscribers of the listserv may choose to interact more regularly. If you would like to receive these additional communications less frequently, you can adjust your settings (once you have subscribed) on listserv.jmu.edu. (You may need to set up a password first, if you haven't done so already.) Simply go to Subscriber's Corner, and click on [Settings] after TEACHING-TOOLBOX. There you can specify your "Subscription Type" (such as "Digest").

Please contact Emily Gravett at graveteo@jmu.edu if you have any trouble, if you have any suggestions for future topics, or if you would like to consider authoring an email.

2017-2018 Teaching Toolbox PDFs

Helping First-Generation College Students Succeed-Mar. 15, 2018

Understanding "Understanding"-Feb. 22, 2018

Teaching Students in a “Fake News” Era-Feb. 08, 2018

Using Peer Instruction for Effective Active Learning-Jan. 25, 2018

How to Get Students to Office Hours-Jan. 11, 2018

The Learning-Focused Syllabus-Dec. 14, 2017

POGIL: Not Just Problem-Based Learning-Nov. 30, 2017

The "Learning Styles" Myth-Nov. 09, 2017

Can Empathy Be Taught in the Classroom?-Oct. 26, 2017

A Quiet Revolution: Teaching Introverted Learners-Oct. 12,2017

Teaching in a Time of Tragedy-Oct. 03, 2017

Encouraging Student Participation in Large Classes-Sept. 28, 2017

Facilitating Dialogues, Not Monologues-Sept. 14, 2017

Disability Disclosure in the Classroom-Aug. 31, 2017 

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