The way we teach is just as important as the content itself. As all students learn differently and come from different levels of ability, it’s necessary to use different instructional strategies to reach as many students as we can.
- Teaching First-Year Students – From Vanderbilt University, a resource that provides strategies and rationales specially for first year students.
- Teaching First‑Year Students – From Dalhousie University, a series of tips on engaging first year students and helping them succeed.
- Guest Post: Service is a Gift – A writing on enthusiasm and service by one of the college’s staff.
- Guest Post: Engaging Students in Class Discussion – A writing on class discussion and engagement by one of the college’s faculty.
- Course Netiquette & Civility for Online Discussions – Quick tips on online etiquette and civility for discussions.
- Informal Assessment with Polling Tools – Suggestions and tools for informally assessing a class using modern & fun polling tools.
- Student Collaboration in the Online Classroom – Concepts and tools for ways to have students collaborate in an online class.
- Student Collaboration in the Face-to-Face Classroom – Collaboration in the classroom can take many forms, but often will involve group work to teach one another while the instructor can serve as the “guide on the side”.
Connections to Life
- Guest Post: Applying Real Life Issues to Students Education – A writing on connecting real life issues to education helping to create relationships in learning written by one of the college’s faculty.