A funny thing happens when you decide to believe that most students are trustworthy: They mostly prove you right.
A professor opts to limit his syllabus to a single, two-sided page. He reports the sky has not fallen.
The first day of class is crucial both for your students and for you.
"Transformative" teaching is exhausting. Here are some suggestions on how to lessen the load.
It’s not just about inflicting one more test before the semester ends. There are ways to make it meaningful.
Why faculty members should come up with more ambitious goals for class discussion than just getting students to talk.
A former dean chronicles the challenges of returning to full-time teaching.
The more that students believe they can succeed in your course, the more motivated they will be to try.
The best way to start motivating students to do well in your course is to ask them what they want out of the class.
It is precisely because students had no choice in taking a required course that we should offer them more choices within it.