Classroom Best Practices

  • 4 Time Management Tips for Instructors

    4 Time Management Tips for Instructors

    Better time management means instructors can focus on having better classes while enjoying more free time.

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  • How to Engage Shy Students in the Classroom

    How to Engage Shy Students in the Classroom

    Engaging everyone can only make the classroom experience more enjoyable and interesting for each student.

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  • 5 Effective Methods of Feedback for Student Success

    5 Effective Methods of Feedback for Student Success

    Feedback is crucial to ensuring students are learning and learning well. Different forms of feedback can ease student minds while lowering instructor stress.

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  • Handling Possible Cases of Academic Dishonesty

    Handling Possible Cases of Academic Dishonesty

    Encountering possible cases of plagiarism and academic dishonesty is always disappointing. Having a plan in place to approach these challenges makes it easier.

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  • Giving the “Right” Grade: Advice on A vs. B vs. C vs. D Work

    Giving the “Right” Grade: Advice on A vs. B vs. C vs. D Work

    Setting clear standards and criteria makes it easier for students to know what instructors are looking for as well as making assignments easier to grade.

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  • 7 Tips to Balance Teaching With Grading

    7 Tips to Balance Teaching With Grading

    Grading assignments can be stressful, but there are ways to prevent it from being overwhelming.

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  • It's Not the Students - It's the Access

    It's Not the Students - It's the Access

    For some students, getting course materials can be challenging and set them behind for the rest of the semester. Early access is helping instructors & students make an impact from day one.

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  • How to Effectively Communicate With Your Students

    How to Effectively Communicate With Your Students

    Emails don't always get read. Students are already packing up within the final 2 minutes of class. So how do you make sure students know important announcements?

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  • Break the Cycle of Classroom Hand-Holding. Teach Independence.

    Break the Cycle of Classroom Hand-Holding. Teach Independence.

    Creating a classroom that fosters accountability and equity can help lay a foundation of independence that students can take with them through their lives.

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  • The Two R's: The  Role of Faculty in  Recruitment and Retention

    The Two R's: The Role of Faculty in Recruitment and Retention

    Today, student recruitment is often done digitally. The reality is that faculty actually has the most personal and meaningful impact on students.

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  • 4 Ways to Support Non-Traditional Students

    4 Ways to Support Non-Traditional Students

    Non-traditional students have different needs and expectations than the typical student. Are you accommodating them in your classroom?

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  • Control the Clock – 5 Time Management Tips for Instructors

    Control the Clock – 5 Time Management Tips for Instructors

    Students and instructors always seem to be running against the clock. Fortunately, a few things can be done to make everyone's lives a little easier.

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  • Equity in Practice: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Our Students

    Equity in Practice: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Our Students

    It's vital to create an inclusive, safe and empowering classroom so students can learn from not only their instructor but each other as well.

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  • Get to Know Your Resources – Campus, Publisher, and Free Materials

    Get to Know Your Resources – Campus, Publisher, and Free Materials

    A guide to resources that can increase student engagement and create more impactful classes.

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  • Handling Office Hours for a Large Lecture Course

    Handling Office Hours for a Large Lecture Course

    Large lecture classes provide opportunity to teach differently, so it should be no surprise that office hours should be handled differently too.

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  • Five Strategies for Becoming an Expert, Life-Long Learner

    Five Strategies for Becoming an Expert, Life-Long Learner

    One of the best things students develop in college is a love for learning. These are 5 steps instructors can apply in the classroom to create curiosity within students for life.

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  • How to Manage Your Time as an Instructor

    How to Manage Your Time as an Instructor

    A few tips and tricks can go a long way to a smooth running classroom.

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  • Solving Classroom Pain Points with SmartBook1:30

    Solving Classroom Pain Points with SmartBook

    An instructor shares how using Connect helps him hold his students accountable for doing the readings he assigns before class.

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  • Managing Your Time & Handling Plagiarism

    Managing Your Time & Handling Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is an unfortunate part of teaching, but clear expectations can minimize how often instructors must confront it.

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  • How to Manage Other People’s Time

    How to Manage Other People’s Time

    Time management is a learned process much like any other discipline. Help students gain skills to accomplish tasks on time that they can carry throughout their lives.

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