Recent Teaching Tips

10 Commandments of Lecturing, by Rachael Brothers

5 Ways Online Teaching Positively Affects Your Classroom, by Rachael Brothers

Stay On Course With the Daily Class Session Guide, by Barbara Hooper, PhD

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
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
Two Ways to Use Gamification in Your Classroom: Info
5 Tips from a Recent College Graduate: Info
Are Fs Due to Inability, Weak Preparation, or Lack of Effort?: Info
Do Unusually High Average Grades Indicate Faculty Giving Unjustifiable Grades?: Info
Enhance Your Lectures: Make them More Active: Four Simple ways to enhance the basic lecture class with active-learning components Info
How Effective are Traditional Instruction Methods?: Info
Lecture Intros: Don't Just Dive In: A simple method for starting lectures: tell your students what you're going to tell them. Info
Lectures: In Conclusion: Info
Lectures: Structuring the Body: An explanation of chunking information for easier student absorption. Info
Putting the "Sticky" in Lectures: A simple how-to suggestion for designing effective lectures. Info
Reducing or Eliminating Fs, Even in Hard Classes: Info
Stop it! You’re Killing Me! Retooling Your Lecture: This Teaching Tip explores livening up lectures by implementing active instructional methods in the classroom. Info
Tricks of theTrade: Teaching in Large Classrooms: Info
What's On the Agenda?: Info
Professional Matters
Student Centered Instruction
Teaching in the Disciplines
Teaching Strategies
Teaching with Technology