Learn why some parents inappropriately intervene when their children run into problems at college and why this should be a rallying call for action.
Learn techniques for preventing disruptive classroom behaviors and ensuring civility. Also learn how to prepare for and deal with threatening and violent behaviors.
Learn what advice award winning faculty members have for new college instructors.
As a college instructor, learn what you should do on the first day of class with tips from the book Tools for Teaching and advice from Paul A. Hummel, Ed.D.
Learn techniques for asking questions in the college classroom. Improve your effectiveness as a college instructor.
Learn how to help students who fear math, especially summer college students.
Understand why college instructors should not criticize students, especially not with sarcasm.
Understanding how complex the role of a college instructor and create a plan for self development.
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To be truly effective as a teacher you must begin with the end in mind - the learning outcomes or learning objectives for your course. … The purpose of an instructor is to help students achieve the learning outcomes of the course. The metaphorical image of an instructor at sea in a boat without a rudder is applicable to those who are not driven by this purpose.