The Socratic Method
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.” - attributed to Socrates
Why Students Don’t Read: Strategies to increase student preparation for class
Students who say that they did not complete assigned readings suggested three ways that instructors might increase their motivation to complete the reading assignment.
Activities for the Last Day of Class
As the end of the semester approaches, consider using some of these activities on your last day of class.
Self-Determination Theory, Motivation, and Your Classroom
Self-Determination Theory provides a framework to help you foster your students’ motivation.
Use Elements of Cognitive Constructivism to Design Effective Learning Activities
As teachers we want to inspire our students as they engage with learning content. We wish for more than a cursory glance or a one-time use of the material from our students. Building learning activities that use cognitive constructivism can help your students. Read more for some simple steps to keep in mind when building learning activities.
What Is True Education?
Your view of education will influence the way you approach your studies. President David O. McKay offers a perspective worthy of your consideration.
Six Thinking Hats
Using a visualization technique can be helpful. Sometimes all it takes is a simple change of a hat, whether literal or figurative, to help focus. To help with a broad range of perspectives, try on one or more of the hats in this article!
Team Teaching: A Brief Summary
There are a lot of things to consider when teaching a class with another teacher. There are also different ways to go about team teaching. Before you begin a class, or even if you’re in the middle of one, try reading this article for some useful insights into classroom team teaching.
Three Steps to Improve Your Teaching
These three key areas have been shown to make a real difference as you work to improve your students’ experience.
Social Presence and Interaction in the Online Classroom
Fostering a dynamic and interactive atmosphere for your blended or online class can be difficult. If the well is dry, this article has a large variety of suggestions to help stimulate discussion and participation among your students.