Cross Paper #1 examines classroom assessment and classroom research (CA/CR). Cross outlines the basic characteristics of CA/CR and makes an argument for its use in community college classrooms as an innovative tool for reform efforts, professional development, and increased learning.
Cross Paper #5 discusses helping students to become motivated, engaged, and learn well within and outside of traditional education. The paper addresses what has been shown to motivate students as well as how motivation is influenced. It also includes tips for educators seeking to apply this information in classrooms.
Cross Paper #7 discusses techniques for educators to utilize in connecting with students and improving learning experiences. The paper addresses “active learning” and how educators can initiate and achieve it in classrooms.