FIVE GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESSFUL TEACHING
1. Establish a Community of Learners and
Create a High-Challenge, Low-Risk
icebreaker the first day to help students feel comfortable
in the classroom; name placards made by folding 8 1/2 x 11 card
stock in half can be used on tables to help you and other
students learn names.
guidelines for the classroom experience, perhaps discussing
Understanding the Academy.
2. Avoid the Top 10 Teaching Mistakes
67 Mistakes, thinking
about your own classroom and what you might do to avoid these
3. Provide Help As Needed for Your Students
student is struggling in your class, discuss with the student
how to find help before it's too late!
Free Tutoring through the
Center (currently in the 400 building)
Counseling and Disability Services
in the Testing Center in the Library)
Front-loading the Consequences of Cheating: Understanding
Plagiarism in the
GALILEO help (and you can schedule classes in the
library for help there, too--call 248-2590 for librarian
4. Keep Track of Attendance
and Student Records
Attendance MUST be reported in Banner for first week
attendance by the deadline. In addition, keep careful records of
the last day attended of students who quit coming to class. All
class material should be archived for two years--if you move,
please turn in your archives to the division.
students sign in for every class on a sign-in sheet.
Faculty Manual for
BANNER instructions for recordkeeping and reporting.
5. Find the
Active Learning and Student Success Strategies
Teaching Tips Index
from Faculty Focus