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Shani Fisher
In celebration of #internationalwomensday, our iclickerqoftheweek highlights a video from the new Marginal Revolution University series on Women in Economics. Check out the newly launched video on Janet Yellen.  "Though she lacked female role models, Janet Yellen remained steadfast in her interest in applying economics to help others--and in the… (Show more)
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Shani Fisher
Start your class off with a timely topic with the #iclickerqoftheweek. Ask your students to read Election Infrastructure and the Market for Voting Technology from our friends at Econofact before class (https://econofact.org/election-infrastructure-and-the-market-for-voting-technology via @econofactorg). Kick-off your classroom discussion with… (Show more)
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Shani Fisher
Engage your students before you launch into your lecture with the #iclickerqoftheweek!  Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, authors of Modern Principles of Economics, share their favorite question about the market for roses to help you talk about price on #valentinesday.  Have your students watch how the #invisiblehand delivers roses in this short… (Show more)
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Shani Fisher
Engage your students before you launch into your lecture with the #iclickerqoftheweek.  Our faculty advisor, Solina Lindahl (@SolinaLindahl), who teaches Principles of Economics at Cal Poly, SLO, shares questions related to the State of the Union address.  Let us know how you use these with your students!  *The correct answer is noted in bold.… (Show more)
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Shani Fisher
For all of you who #teachecon, our authors share an #iclickerqoftheweek with timely topics for Econ101. Eric Chiang, (@ProfessorChiang) author of Economics: Principles for A Changing World, Fifth Edition, starts us off with three questions on the #coronavirus  *The correct answer is noted with an asterisk.    Topic Coronavirus Epidemic Economic… (Show more)
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Kasey Greenbaum
Growing up in a rural community in northern Indiana, my family’s travels were limited. Once a year we might have gone on a drive to visit friends in another state or pitch a tent near Niagara Falls, my parents’ favorite destination. Despite our modest means, I always looked forward to “exploring the world” (even just to Canada) because it meant…
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Solina Lindahl
If you’ve been teaching more than a few days, you are undoubtedly aware of the plentiful and powerful arguments for active learning. (If you’re not, or are still skeptical, a great place to start is the excellent How Learning Works).  This books served as the foundation of the yearlong faculty learning community about best teaching and learning… (Show more)
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Steven Huang
  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019 Time Speaker Talk  1:00 - 1:10 PM Clay Bolton Welcome 1:15 - 1:40 PM Betsey Stevenson "Students Aren't Like Us, So How Can We Reach Them" 1:45 - 2:10 PM Marcy Baughman "Learning Science and Insight: How Data and Insights Can Support You" 2:15 - 2:40 PM Madhavi Venkatesan "Economics of Stability" 2:45 - 3:10 PM Dave…
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