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- Getting Your Classes on Track: Improving Your Teaching Skills
- Trainor, Sean
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- New to teaching? Struggling to balance your teaching and research obligations? Then attend this session for some easy-to-implement tips on how to maximize your teaching effectiveness while minimizing teaching-related headaches.
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Getting Your Classes on Track: Improving Your Teaching SkillsSean Trainor, Ph.D.Lecturer, Management Communication Center Warrington College of Business 26 October 2020
My Teaching BackgroundI have:â€¢11 years of experience during which Iâ€™ve taught â€¢~2,500 students in 25 course preps across 100 class sections in â€¢Four fields of study (including history, humanities, journalism, and professional communication) â€¢In person, online, and hyflex at â€¢Three institutions ranging from R1 state universities to a mid sized community college.
Understanding the AudienceHAVE TAUGHT IN THE PAST? ARE TEACHING RIGHT NOW? WILL BE TEACHING IN THE NEAR FUTURE? -how many of you:
Understanding the AudienceARE IN HUMANITIES FIELDS? ARE IN SOCIAL SCIENCE FIELDS? ARE IN APPLIED, BIOLOGICAL, OR PHYSICAL SCIENCES? -how many of you:
Todayâ€™s SessionPLANNING YOUR COURSE MANAGING THE CLASSROOM ASSESSING PERFORMANCE fifteen tips on:
PLANNING YOUR COURSE
Tip #1:PLANNING YOUR COURSEBuild your learning objectives around the 5 10 ideas / skills you want students to remember one year from now.
Tip #2:PLANNING YOUR COURSECheck out the classroom or CMS where youâ€™ll be teaching. Think about how this space will shape your class.
Tip #3:PLANNING YOUR COURSEIdentify the best pedagogical approach for your teaching space and learning goals.
Tip #4:PLANNING YOUR COURSECreate assignments that assess your learning goals. Then align your curriculum with your assignments.
Tip #5:Avoid reinventing the wheel. Borrow syllabi, assignments, and activities from friends, mentors, and past professors.PLANNING YOUR COURSE
MANAGING THE CLASSROOM
Tip #6:Learn studentsâ€™ names on the first day of class. Create an ungraded assignment to learn their background. MANAGING THE CLASSROOM
Tip #7:Set clear expectations around your standards and availability. And always explain your pedagogy.MANAGING THE CLASSROOM
Tip #8:Be confident. And confidently admit your mistakes.MANAGING THE CLASSROOM
Tip #9:Find a way to be entertaining without making your personality the center of the class.MANAGING THE CLASSROOM
Tip #10:Develop detailed lesson plans. But be flexible and embrace improvisation.MANAGING THE CLASSROOM
Tip #11:Use rubrics! Use rubrics! USE RUBRICS! ASSESSING PERFORMANCE
Tip #12:Require students to submit assignments electronically. Then create a â€œfeedback bankâ€ for common comments.ASSESSING PERFORMANCE
Tip #13:Ask your students for feedback. In class. In office hours. In surveys. Whenever!ASSESSING PERFORMANCE
Tip #14:Identify what a successful class looks like to you. Measure your performance against that yardstick.ASSESSING PERFORMANCE
Tip #15:Remember: youâ€™ve always got next semester. Education is all about iteration.ASSESSING PERFORMANCE
BE KIND!(to your students and yourself)
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