Recent Teaching Tips

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Establishing Independent Students, by Rachael Brothers

Fostering Learning Retention, by Rachael Brothers

Master Teacher Initiative Teaching Tips

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Welcome to the Master Teacher Initiative Teaching Tips. Please click on the folders, below, to view the list of teaching tips. To view a complete tip, click on the title of the teaching tip.

Academic Integrity
Accessibility: Digital Media
Active Learning
Assessment: Tests/Quizzes/Questioning
A Good Verb is Hard to Ignore: Info
Composing Essay Questions: Info
Composing Matching Questions: Info
Composing Multiple Choice Questions: Info
Composing Short Answer Questions: Info
Composing True/False Questions: Info
Designing Quantitative Tests: Remember the "Golden Rule": This Teaching Tip describes methods that will help teachers design tests that students will perceive as being fair. Info
Finals: Conducting Effective Review Sessions: Tips for maximizing the effectiveness of final exam review sessions. Info
Grading Class Participation: Info
Grading Final Examinations and Projects: Info
How’s It Going So Far?: A suggestion for getting "quick" feedback from your students. Info
In-Class Student Assessment Techniques: This tip links to an article about simple classroom assessment techniques that focus on the quality of learning and provide feedback to both the student and the professor. Info
Interpreting Biserial Correlation Scores: Info
Power Formula for Classroom Questioning: Info
Preparing Your Students for Final Exams: Observations on creating final exams. Info
Stump the Prof: A Quiz Game: An engaging quiz game. Students attempt professor entrapment for points. Oh! That's right, and for fun. Info
Testing on What You Teach: Info
The Quiz: A Quick Assessment Tool: Things to keep in mind when creating quiz questions. Info
What About the Questions You Ask?: A six-point primer to improve your in-class questioning technique. Info
Cheating and Plagiarism
Class Administration/Classroom Models
Classroom Behavior
Commencement Addresses/Inspiration
Copyright Essentials
Course Design and Evaluation
Creativity and the Classroom
Current Issues in Higher Education
Discussion Strategies
Distance/Online Strategies
Experiential Education
First Day Tips
Funny Stuff
Lesson Planning
Lecture Tips
Professional Matters
Student Centered Instruction
Teaching in the Disciplines
Teaching Strategies
Teaching with Technology