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- Letting 1Ls Leave the Nest March 23, 2017
- Alternative Group Work Activities March 21, 2017
- The Bluebook and the Purpose of Citations March 15, 2017
- Learning Theories and Law: Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism March 14, 2017
- Of Boardgames, Grading Rubrics, and Instructional Style March 9, 2017
- livnath2013 on Alternative Group Work Activities
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- “Hello” From Your RIPS Board | RIPS Law Librarian Blog on Deadline Extended: Contribute to the 25th National Legal Research Teach-In Kit Today!
- Anna Blaine on Could No News Be Good News?
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by Ashley Ahlbrand As I noted in a previous post, I am currently pursuing a graduate certificate in instructional design. The course I am taking this semester is heavily theory-based, and thus we have spent a good portion of the … Continue reading
by Ashley Ahlbrand For over twenty years, the National Legal Research Teach-In Kit has served as a source created by law librarians, for law librarians, on instruction, assessment, and other patron outreach activities. RIPS is a beautifully diverse SIS, and … Continue reading
by Ashley Ahlbrand With a new administration poised to take the helm this month, we can expect many changes in the federal government in the coming months. This can make teaching legal research, especially any lectures focused on government documents, … Continue reading
As the year draws to a close, the RIPS Teach-In is just warming up! The RIPS Teach-In Kit Committee is currently accepting submissions for the 2017 Teach-In Kit. The Teach-In Kit is a resource where law librarians can share their … Continue reading
by Ashley Ahlbrand Librarians are many things: caretakers, teachers, guides, support. These roles reflect the work that we do and the relationships we have with our patrons. Yet there is another role many of us fill, whether as a requirement … Continue reading
by Ashley Ahlbrand In my last post, I mentioned that I have started taking courses to earn my certificate in instructional design. I received a lot of feedback on this and thought I would post periodically on the topic. I … Continue reading
by Ashley Ahlbrand There are myriad organization systems and tools out there today, even entire books and classes dedicated to the topic. From project management sites to list-making apps to the tried-and-true pencil-to-paper to-do lists, there are any number of … Continue reading