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Bloom's Taxonomy - The Glossary of Education Reform

Bloom’s taxonomy is a classification system used to define and distinguish different levels of human cognition—i.e., thinking, learning, and understanding. Educators have typically used Bloom’s taxonomy to inform or guide the development of assessments (tests and other evaluations of student learning), curriculum (units, lessons, projects, and other learning activities), and instructional methods such as questioning strategies. 
Chickering and Gamson: Seven Rules for Undergraduate Education
  • Seven principles that can help to improve undergraduate education are identified. Based on research on college teaching and learning, good practice in undergraduate education: 
    • (1) encourages contacts between students and faculty; 
    • (2) develops reciprocity and cooperation among students; 
    • (3) uses active learning techniques; 
    • (4) gives prompt feedback; 
    • (5) emphasizes time on task; 
    • (6) communicates high expectations and; 
    • (7) respects diverse talents and ways of learning.

  • Kolb's experiential learning theory works on two levels: a four-stage cycle of learning and four separate learning styles. Kolb's theory has a holistic perspective which includes experience, perception, cognition and behavior.
    • (1) Concrete Experience
    • (2) Reflective Observation
    • (3) Abstract Conceptualization
    • (4) Active Experimentation

Strategies for Teaching

This site has a list of video clips of strategies implemented by our very own SCOHS faculty! 

Constructive Feedback

Questioning Techniques

Collaboration and Student Engagement

Want to keep up-to-date with best practices in your classes?
Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom. The articles are quick reads consisting of 1-2 pages and give rich insights of best practices for face to face, online, and blended classrooms!   To subscribe to the free e-newsletter, fill out the form found on the About page of the Faculty Focus website. 

 "Picks of the Semester"

As the nation's preeminent e-learning provider, ATI offers programs that are instrumental in improving faculty, student and program outcomes. 
Below is a list of faculty development opportunities offered by ATI:


  • Concept Based Curriculum, Five Part Series
  • Curriculum Development, Five Part Series
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice-Putting All the Pieces Together
  • A Comprehensive Curriculum to Foster Civility, Professionalism, and Ethical practice
  • Competency based Simulation: Developing a high quality legally defensible Program
  • Creating a Simulation team
  • NCSBN Policy Guidelines for the BON in Simulation
  • The Role of Debriefing
  • Creating Active Learning Strategies for the Classroom
  • Developing and Online Course Using Best practice
  • Development of an Exceptional Abstract
  • Teaching Strategies to engage students in Online Courses Using Community of Inquiry
  • Scrambling the Active Learning Classroom: Achieving Balance between Lecture and Flipping

After completing any faculty development that is denoted with (C), click here to fill out the required information to generate a "Certificate of Completion". 

Before receiving the certificate, you will be required to complete a survey in reference to the faculty development offering. 

NOTE: You must put your email address in CORRECTLY in order for the certificate to be generated and emailed to you.