Active Learning Strategies and Easy to Implement Ideas for Nursing Instructors
Infuse the first day of your course with an active learning syllabus review in the form of a syllabus scavenger hunt. 🔎
This activity allows you to transform a regular case study into a nursing prioritization scenario using popsicle sticks 🍡
Using an Exam Wrapper in the time immediately following an exam is ideal for reflection and improving nursing student exam scores. 📝
Nurse educators are challenged with connecting knowledge to practice. The fishbone analysis is an awesome clinical judgment activity. 🐟
Getting those end-of-term reviews can feel like a roller coaster you don’t want to be on. 🎢 Yet, a long list of research shows the importance of utilizing feedback to improve performance. But those comments often feel yucky. Why is that?
In order to teach nursing clinical judgment, we need to be exploring the highest levels of Bloom’s taxonomy in our classrooms. But what activities can we use to have students “create?” 🎨
A patient blog can be rich with opportunities for learning about the emotional, spiritual and psychosocial complications of a disease. 📝
An excellent activity to jazz up an already exisiting case study. This future predicting activity is quick to implement and will have your students learning anticipation. 🔮
These guidelines for group work 👨👩👦👦 will help you get started or fine-tune your nursing flipped classroom.
Looking to create virtual “locked” rooms? This video will take you step-by-step through creating a virtual nursing escape room in Google Forms. 🙌🏼
Many of the ideas here have focused on active teaching techniques in the classroom. Here is an activity for nursing students in clinical! 🏥
Caring is a cornerstone of nursing. So how do we teach it? 💫
An exit ticket is a great classroom assessment technique but how does it translate to synchronous online learning? Here’s an idea 💡
The idea here is simple – use a quiz as a discussion tool rather than a point-worthy event. It even includes a note section so students can hardly help themselves from writing things down. ✍🏽📝
A twist on the classic 80’s TV show will have students laughing and learning. While the monetary reward is not the same, the learning rewards are top-notch. 💵💰💵
Deciding when to give and hold meds is tough. This is a simple yes/no format game that gives the data and asks “Would you give this med?” 💊💊
Students often ask me for a study guide before an exam. What better way than to have them create one! 📝
Working to get students comfortable giving report? This idea will take you through the steps to create an interactive telephone conference.
This activity is a variation on a traditional 1:1 debate that will help students to collaborate, discuss and develop communication skills. 🦜