Teaching

Your Course Syllabus

The first thing students look for on the first day of class is the syllabus. The syllabus gives them an idea of what to expect for grading, when important assignments are due and how much homework to expect.

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Your Teaching's Impact on Undergraduates

Whether you teach a lab, recitation or lecture or work with students in a resource room as a tutor, you function as a role model and a mentor, serving the needs of undergraduate students in ways that many faculty can’t. But how?

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Grading

The One-Word Journal

This is a simple technique described by Angelo and Cross (1991) to encourage students to read and to reflect on what they read.

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Helping Troubled Students

Conflicts with troubled students can happen when you least expect them. From a student angry about a bad grade to a one who comes to you for help with a personal problem, it’s wise to be prepared.

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Navigating Graduate School
Wellness

Strategies for Getting Students to Read

Classroom research suggests that, for any given day and assignment, only 20-30% of the students have completed the assigned course reading, which means instructors are often attempting to facilitate learning when the majority of students have not

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Using Games to Teach, Motivate and Engage Students

Growing evidence indicates that games allow students to focus well enough to learn better. The Oct.

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End-of-Semester Grading

Are you overwhelmed at the prospect of grading student papers and exams at the end of the term?

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Grading

Advice for Teaching Assistants

In brief, here are some tips for TAs from Professor Jan Tullis at Brown University.
• Consult with your professor to define your duties.

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What Makes a Good Teacher?

In his September 28, 2009, post in Tomorrow’s Professor, Rick Reis presented Dr. Peter Biedler’s list of 10 characteristics that make a good teacher. Here we offer a brief summary of five of those qualities for our readers to reflect on.

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New Graduate–Level Teaching Course

November 2011

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