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 Dalhousie University, a series of tips on engaging first year students and helping them succeed.
* 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”.
The way we teach is just as important as the content itself.
Our online course quality rubric has been updated to include additional information on regular and substantive interaction. Check out the update standards and related resources.
Faculty Focus has a new article to provide tips on helping students study with their smartphones.
Faculty Focus Live is a great podcast to help instructors with tips, tricks, and other ideas.
Check out this article from Faculty Focus, which contains strategies to create a sense of belonging in a distance learning classroom while supporting equity and inclusion.
Define civility and online etiquette for your students.
One of the more powerful ways to connect students to learning is to tell a story.
Encouraging student collaboration is one of the best ways of helping students learn about each other and from each other. Collaboration in the classroom can take many forms.
For most of us, enthusiasm is pretty much synonymous with our vocation and infused in our daily interactions as educators.
Compassionate assistance to students begins with the ‘basics’.