As class sizes increase and university budgets tighten, lecturing remains a dominant teaching method (Goffe & Kauper, 2014; Smith & Valentine, 2012).
The first day of class can set the tone for the rest of the term. Here are some tips on how to set a positive classroom atmosphere and limit disruptions from the get-go.
Presentations are a common tool for which graduate students and faculty often receive training during their undergraduate and graduate course work.
Have you ever had to deal with a disruptive or highly emotional student?
Group work can be an effective method to motivate students, encourage active learning, and develop key critical-thinking, communication, and decision-making skills
Icebreakers are short activities, often at the beginning of courses, tutorials, and meetings, that provide an opportunity for students to engage with instructors, TAs, and one another.
Having a diversity of skills and ideas within a group often enriches the group process and can improve the final product.
Initiating and sustaining a lively, productive discussion are among the most challenging activities for an instructor
Active learning is based on constructivism, a learning theory that asserts that learners construct their own understanding of a topic by building upon their prior knowledge
Effective question strategies capture students' attention, foster student involvement, and facilitate a positive, active learning environment