A professor opts to limit his syllabus to a single, two-sided page. He reports the sky has not fallen.
Two instructors allow students to choose their own attendance policy. The result: More show up to class.
The first day of class is crucial both for your students and for you.
You’re a faculty member, not a trained counselor. But you can play a significant role in guiding a struggling student.
"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.
High standards coupled with high expectations — including encouragement, not derision — create real student success.
Why faculty members should come up with more ambitious goals for class discussion than just getting students to talk.
Do you really think talking down to undergraduates makes them want to work hard in your class?
"Everything I learned as an undergraduate is out of date. The same will be true for my students in 25 years."
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.
You often have several chances to intervene and shift the dynamics of a workplace situation that is on course to end badly.
The best way to start motivating students to do well in your course is to ask them what they want out of the class.
Let go of the fantasy that you must use every minute of a strictly planned class schedule to introduce, explain, clarify, and cover.