Teaching

Academic Integrity: A Letter to My Students

Bill Taylor, professor emeritus of political science at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Ill., is deeply convinced that academic integrity on the part of both faculty and students is an essential part of any true educational experience.

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Teaching Documentation Program

February 2007

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Motivating Students

Students, especially those in nonelective courses, must be motivated to invest the time and effort necessary to succeed.

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Socratic Questioning

Socrates taught by asking questions, drawing out answers from his pupils to challenge the completeness and accuracy of their thinking. Here are the six types of questions Socrates posed:

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Learning Names

Knowing students’ names helps improve the classroom climate, but for many, learning a large number of names can be difficult and frustrating. But take heart!

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Preparing Students for Their Final Assignment

As the semester draws to a close, think about how to make the final assignment you require of students a learning experience they can carry with them as they move on in their course of studies.

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Create a Positive First Impression

First impressions matter in most situations and especially in the classroom. As a TA, you might be concerned about your role as an authority figure.

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What's in YOUR Syllabus?

One way to reach students early is to put in writing, and then discuss your course policies, requirements, tests and assignments with your students in class. If your syllabus is already written, use this checklist to test its adequacy.

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Understanding Who Our Students Are

August 2009

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How to be Fair and Ethical in the Classroom

Many aspects of the teaching assistant's rolemay create ethical dilemmas of one sort or another.

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