Teaching Tips

New terminology can be overwhelming for students who are exposed to a new field of study.
Early, low-stakes assignments influence future performance and allow us to understand where our students are before and during their learning.
Take ACTION with a communication framework when a student makes a challenging comment by using certain practices to maintain a positive class environment.
Promote opportunities to increase access and reduce barriers to learning to enhance student success for all with diverse learning and/or life needs.
When we endeavor to teach students something new, it is important that we first consider what students already know.
Compilation of two blogs from hastac.org focused on basic engaged pedagogy methods and looking at how to teach difficult text using activist pedagogy.
Getting students to think metacognitively about the testing effect might have even more impact in how they study.
Icebreakers help us create a sense of community which is essential when we are going to work with people.
“The essence of free speech is that we allow people with whom we disagree to speak.”
Tips for helping students learn to communicate clearly, concisely and confidently.
Even as we try to develop our students’ power as critical thinkers, we must also keep in mind that memory is the foundation of learning.
Learn tips for analyzing feedback and how to handle opposites and outliers.
A course syllabus is more than a simple document that students refer to once or twice at the beginning of each course.
Learn about a simple strategy called “Start-Stop-Continue” that only takes about 15 minutes of class time.
Innovate teaching and learning using different types of technology in your classroom.
Neuroscience has played an increasing role in helping educators understand how the brain works in general and how learning happens in particular.
One way to manage student expectations is by being proactive and communicating your availability up-front and often.
Design and develop courses using UDL to ensure that students with a wide range of abilities can access and succeed in the general curriculum.
Reading prompts is considered to be a way to motivate students to read. It improves students’ comprehension and critical thinking skills by engaging them.
Examine the ways exams motivate (or demotivate) students and how to attempt to improve upon this process.
Consider writing in what may be a new domain for you, the scholarship of teaching and learning.
What's the solution to your problem solving problems? Asking brief questions!
Forge a stronger connection among writing, revision, and thinking practices so that students see these as continuous across parts of a class.
Integrate blogging into your course as an innovative way to engage students and deliver an active learning experience.
In a class that looks to students as just a hurdle to be jumped over, we need to think more deeply about what we do to communicate value.
Strategies for managing difficult moments/topics in class and how we can use the time as an opportunity to advance student learning.
Engage students with new approaches to the assignment by using digital technology.