Teaching Tips Roundup
For most, the academic year begins next month, and teachers are gearing up for the first day of class. Start well with these essays, tutorials, and suggestions:
Build a Great Syllabus
How Do I Create an Effective Syllabus? – Instructions for making your syllabus approachable and learner-centered.
The Chronicle of Higher Ed‘s guide to creating a syllabus – There’s a LOT here. The “Course Goals” section is particularly valuable. There’s also a nice guide to crafting an attendance policy.
Have a Fantastic First Day
Make the Most of a First Day of Class – How to introduce yourself effectively, set the tone for the course, understand studetns’ baseline knowledge, and more.
How to Teach a Good First Day of Class – Four core principles to shape your planning for Day One.
First Day of Class – Short, to the point guide for an optimal first day.
Other Advice for the First Day and Every Day
Avoid Overprepping with Pattern Teaching – Streamline course prep with interchangeable segments; use them like Legos and build a class.
A Different Way to Deliver Student Feedback – A STEM professor offers a system of feedback based on the performing arts.
How to Overcome Zoom Fatigue – If you’re teaching online this semester, these tips can help your class connect and coalesce.Home Page Image