A Collection of GIFTs

Great Ideas for Teaching

A Collection of GIFTs is a biannual newsletter of best teaching practices developed by MiraCosta's own. It is a collaborative effort of MiraCosta's Writing Center and Teaching Academy.

You may download the collection in part or whole. All downloads are in PDF format.

Collection Articles
Fall 2013 Collection 13.1

In This Issue...
Denise Stephenson, Editor


Giving Formative Assessment a Big Thumbs-Up!
Scott Fallstrom, Mathematics

  13.3 Use of Clickers in the Classroom
Pierre Goueth and Teresa Bolanos, Chemistry
  13.4 Think-Pair-Share With Flashcards: Low Tech, High Return
Rica Sirbaugh French, Physical Science
Fall 2012 Collection 12.1

In This Issue...
Denise Stephenson, Editor

  12.2 Daily Check-In
Steven Deineh, Librarian
  12.3 End-of-Semester Qualitative Assessment
Eric Carstensen, Business
  12.4 The Assignment That Never Was: A Student-Created Assignment
Tony Burman, Transfer Letters


Submissions are always welcome. There is rolling on-line publication and print distribution following FLEX week. What we look for:

Describe something that worked well in your classroom:

Please submit work to M/S 9 or dstephenson@miracosta.edu