5 Ways College Teachers Can Improve Their Instruction | Cult of Pedagogy - Want your college class to be exceptional? These strategies will make your teaching more engaging, effective, and satisfying for you and your students.
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…
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.
Motivation, self-confidence, flexibility, teamwork, negotiation skills, respect…. Want to see more of these characteristics in your students? Find out how here. These soft skills are great for high school teachers and students.
Ice breakers are fun activities to get students more acquainted with one another. They create a fun environment to help build relationships with new people. College students often have an icebreaker activity on the first day of class.
Literacy Centers for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade (November)