Video is a great way to welcome students to your course, set the tone for the week ahead, and summarize major points at the end of the week.
Think ahead about what topics you are teaching and whether hot moments might be triggered. Chances are you know when these moments might happen.
The body of evidence supporting the effectiveness of regular quizzes on assigned readings continues to grow. Here’s why they work.
The final class minutes can be best spent constructively assessing levels of student learning to disrupt illusions of fluency.
TAMPA is the acronym for a method of teaching critical thinking. It stands for Teach, Analyze, Model, Practice, and Assess.
We all endorse it and we all want our students to do it. We also claim to teach it. “It” is critical thinking, and very few of us actually teach it or even understand what it is (Paul & Elder, 2013). Research tells us that our students learn critical thinking only after we receive training in how to teach it and design our courses explicitly and intentionally to foster critical thinking skills (Abrami, Bernard, Borokhovski, Wade, Surkes, Tamim, & Zhang, 2008). We have to start by formulating assessable critical thinking learning outcomes and building our courses around them. Read more Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Practical Points ›