Teaching Strategies Overview

This article is intended to help you explore four key aspects of teaching: activating prior knowledge, teaching new content, developing... ... Read More
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Designing Class Discussions

There are many strategies and technologies available to maximize the impact of discussion in your course. If your teaching centers... ... Read More
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Engaging Students with the Reading

This article explores five strategies for helping students engage thoroughly and thoughtfully with reading assignments. Use the techniques that resonate with... ... Read More
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Articulating Shared Values

In all communities, both virtual and in-person, balancing freedom/openness and inclusivity/safety is a fundamental tension. This includes helping students set high expectations for... ... Read More
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Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)

CATs are Classroom Assessment Techniques. They are quick activities that help educators gauge students’ knowledge, skills and attitude development. CATs can... ... Read More
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Collaborative Classrooms

by Dr. Miriam Horne, Associate Professor, CORE; edited by Caroline Toy, CLT Collaborative classrooms provide benefits for student learning and... ... Read More
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Classroom Expectations

How do you provide consistent patterns and rules that support the learning of all students? Are you able to set... ... Read More
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Developing Community with Breakout Discussion Groups and Other Group Work

Breakout group activities during synchronous class sessions can be a great way to build community, and although they require a bit more initial setup for video class sessions than in a fully in-person classroom, once you have the basic infrastructure in place, breakout groups are quite easy to manage. In fact, in some ways the management of virtual breakout groups is easier than in-person breakout groups. ... Read More
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Getting Started with Remote Teaching

NOTE: This article is intended for faculty in Champlain’s traditional campus-based programs who find themselves temporarily teaching remotely. It does... ... Read More
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Building Community at the Start of Your Course

The first day of class is a very important one in terms of creating community in any course, and particularly so in a flex-hybrid course. In fact, you can even start building community in advance of the first day. ... Read More
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