Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class -- Article with 4 suggestions on how to activate students' interest at the beginning of a class; although aimed at college students, the ideas presented will work equally well with K-12 students, including ELLs.

Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class

"How do you change academic culture? One reason that question gets asked a lot is that it’s so hard to answer. Another reason is that so much of academic culture needs changing.

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letting them know that your desire to hear their questions and concerns is not just a superficial courtesy (“Any questions? OK then…). Here’s a way to encourage students to take ownership of the course. After a brief introduction, distribute the…

First day of class: Meet Your Teacher

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letti

College teaching. Should be teaching any age.

I had a little chat with my students

Moving from expert professional to college professor (clickable! for more information)

From Professional to Professor

The training for college instructors differs from other teaching professions. College educators often come to the classroom as expert professionals. They come with a wealth of knowledge from the fi…

This model and template will help college, high school, and middle school teachers put together a syllabus that sets you and your students up for a great year. Continue Reading →

How to Write a Syllabus

How to Write a Syllabus - A well-designed syllabus is an essential tool for effectively managing a course. It gives students a clear understanding of your expectations and a road map for how the course will be conducted. When done right, a syllabus can pr

Want your college class to be exceptional? These strategies will make your teaching more engaging, effective, and satisfying for you and your students. | Cult of Pedagogy

5 Ways College Teachers Can Improve Their Instruction

Want your college class to be exceptional? These strategies will make your teaching more engaging, effective, and satisfying for you and your students. Cult of Pedagogy

Good list for engaging adult learners, very useful for community college teaching - "5 tips to help you see non-traditional students as different, and not difficult"

Engage adult learners with these tips for success from TeamUP, Cengage Learning's peer-to-peer faculty development group.

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Successful Beginnings for College Teaching (Teaching Techniques/Strategies Series, V. by Angela Provitera McGlynn

Managing Misbehavior in the College Classroom | Cult of Pedagogy

Managing Misbehavior in the College Classroom

Managing Misbehavior in the College Classroom - expecting behavior to be a non-issue at the college level, but finding that college students still need lots of guidance.

Here’s a strategy whose simplicity belies its usefulness: every class  period, as the students come into the classroom, put a question or prompt  on the board for the students to respond to, in writing. If you make this a  habit, it has a number of important benefits.      * It provides a clear break from the noise and distraction of the       outside world and the focus you want to instill during class. A brief       period—even five minutes—of quiet reflection and writing can help…

Start every class with a writing prompt

10 Learning Design Strategies to Engage Learners [Infographic]

10 Learning Design Strategies to Engage Learners These strategies can be used in the classroom to promote meaningful student engagement in learning.

Learning to be a better professor 101

The Best College Instructors

Educational infographic & Data Educational : The Best College Instructors. Image Description Educational : The Best College Instructors

This is an excellent graphic from the Huffington Post to help high school students understand what plagiarism is exactly so they can combat it now and in college.

Why Students Plagiarize And What Schools Can Do To Stop It (INFOGRAPHIC)

The College Plagiarism Infographic - e-Learning Infographicse-Learning Infographics

A more detailed explanation of the Cornell Method can be found here

A decent note taking method, could be good for teaching executive function skills for high school. Sylvan Tutors teach this method to all of our high school students.

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