A Table of Contents for the 14 teaching tips to help enrich the classroom experience. Use these tips as guides for student/teacher pain points and developing a productive classroom.
A low-stake learning activity that helps establish a sense of community at the start of the course and sets a steady foundation.
A tip to discuss the question of how much reading to assign, gaging feasibility for students, and understanding the core purpose for the reading.
Teaching Tip 2 - How Much Assigned Reading is Too Much or Too Little
Addressing the issue of getting students to do assigned readings and help for courses that involve discussions or analysis of readings.
Build on the premise that assessments are levers that can be used to increase student learning. These tools are set to aid in the students learning and reduce anxiety.
Teaching Tip 4- Assessments Techniques That Facilitate Learning and Reduce Cheating
Strategize assigning students to groups with consideration of project parameters and various student-types.
Addressing the need to scaffold student group projects and provides an approach that helps students structure project workflow & reduce group freeloaders.
Teaching Tip 6- Scaffolding Student Group Work
Create an engaging environment with a simple in-class learner centered formative assessment activity.
Teaching Tip 7- Quick In Class Learner-Centered-Teaching- Think-Share-Pair
How the learner-centered teaching style can be applied in small group work. The goal is to engage students and assesses prior/existing knowledge that is suitable for both large and small classes.
Teaching Tip 8- In Class- Learner-Centered Teaching, Small Group Work
Utilizing technology to get quick formative feedback and facilitates peer learning. This assists in improving teaching in real-time to benefit the students learning style and abilities.
What should be teaching’s primary purpose? Reviewing an article that asks students to describe what promotes good learning and how it can be applied in individual classrooms.
Structuring the way we ask questions to the students to gage where they are in understanding the material.
Tips for writing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and their use in informative and summative assessments.
Teaching Tip 12- Developing Good Multiple Choice (MCQs) Tests
Using student course/teacher evaluation (SETs) as a form of formative evaluation feedback and to collect information on the course and the instructor to identify strengths, weaknesses, and ways to improve.
Reflecting on the semester as it comes to a close and being prepared to start the next season strong.
Teaching Tip 14- Ending Well – Starting New
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