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Teaching Tips: Creating a positive learning environment

The term universal design (UD) originated in the mid-1980s...
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As instructors and teaching assistants you often have...
According to recent advances in neuroscience research,...
Good teaching involves considering the strengths and needs...
Good course design involves considering the strengths and...
What are pronouns?

A pronoun is a part of speech that...
In large, crowded, undergraduate classes students can feel...
A trigger warning is a statement made prior to sharing...
Metacognition has been defined as “one’s...
In the context of higher education, the word “...
Motivation and learning are inextricably intertwined:...
Most people strive to be gracious and sensitive when...
Ensuring that courses and program activities include global...
Have you ever had to deal with a disruptive or highly...
Technology has become an integral part of students’...
Supervision of undergraduate and graduate student research...
Including well-designed library-based assignments in your...
Many instructors in engineering, math and science have...
The rules of “netiquette,” the do’s and...
Telling students what you really want

Language is a...
Both faculty members and teaching assistants (TAs) can...
What can you do as a instructor to encourage your students...
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Course outlines, or syllabi, are an integral part of course...
Early in the term


Introduce yourself to your class....
The first day of class can set the tone for the rest of the...
The first day of class sets the tone for the rest of the...
Some basic skills can help you to be a more effective...
Critical thinking is a high priority outcome of higher...
Although electronic communication has become a vital part...