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Tips for Online Instructors: Managing Files, Feedback, and Workload

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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

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

Back to school All About Me Bag - This is something that I did last year at the beginning of the school year.  The kids loved it and it's a fun way to get to know each other so I am going to do it again!  Simply give the kids a brown paper bag on the first day of school, have them bring it back the next day with four things in it that they can use to tell the class about themselves.

I love doing about me bags. I had to do one for speech in high school. Students take a brown paper bag and fill it with objects that go along with facts about themselves. I would also have the students decorate the outside and then present it to the teach

10 Team-Building Games For The First Day Of Class. I like a few of these.

What are icebreaker teamwork games? Icebreaker teamwork games should be used for introductory purposes. These activities are categorized as “name games”, “get

Promoting Research while Advancing Instruction, Part 1 | Faculty Focus.  In this article, Buller explains his new framework that focuses on learning, innovation, and academic citizenship instead of on teaching, research, and service.

Promoting Research while Advancing Instruction, Part 1

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

There’s no discounting the importance of the first day of class. Here are a few novel activities for making the most of that first day.

Fostering Student Interaction in the Online Classroom

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but al…

What NOT to Do the First Day of School

I think some of it is a little extreme, but overall I agree! Ten things not to do the first day of school including brief explanations on their importance.

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First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

There’s no discounting the importance of the first day of class. Here are a few novel activities for making the most of that first day.

What Every New Teacher Should Know About the First Day of Class

Going into a new class on the first day can be exciting and intimidating for new teachers and experienced teachers alike. Depending on your teaching situation there are a lot of variables t

Going into a new class on the first day can be exciting and intimidating for new…

Going into a new class on the first day can be exciting and intimidating for new teachers and experienced teachers alike. Depending on your teaching situation there are a lot of variables t

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