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 - 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.

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

Posted as Teaching College students but it's applicable to High School students too!

What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain--recommended at Teach me to Teach

What the Best College Teachers Do [Hardcover] Ken Bain (Author)

10 Learning Design Strategies to Engage Learners [Infographic]

10 Learning Design Strategies to Engage Learners [Infographic] Comments: How do we engage ourselves as learners? Can we use our own prior knowledge and methods to engage other students?

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

From Professional to Professor

Moving from expert professional to college professor (clickable!

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.

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

Here’s a strategy whose simplicity belies its usefulness: every class period…

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.

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.

Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class

Bye-Bye Birdies: Sending The Kids Away to College - Tenured Radical - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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

Writing is easier when you have great class notes and reading notes. The Cornell notes method is an easy and effective note taking system that has been used by successful students since the

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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.

9 Awesome Classroom Activities That Teach Job Readiness Skills

Motivation, self-confidence, flexibility, teamwork, negotiation skills…

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10 Simple Ways to Get Your Students Moving and Learning

Get your secondary students moving to learn with these ten easy to use tips.

This is a great bulletin board to advertise your business classes before registration.

This is a great bulletin board to advertise your business classes before registration.

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