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
5 Ways Online Teaching Positively Affects Your Classroom: Info
Blended Courses And ADDIE: Info
Brainstorming Course Vision, Goals and Outcomes: Info
Creating an Effective Syllabus: This tip gives an overview of how to create a standard syllabus plus four helpful links to web sites on syllabus designing. Info
Creating Course Topics, Assignments & Activities: Info
Designing Homework: This tip provides some suggestions for designing homework assignments that will help students to get the most out of your class. Info
Developing a Course Syllabus and Class Policies: Info
Developing Course Learning Objectives: A brief "How To..." for establishing course learning objectives. Info
Developing Evaluation Rubrics: Info
Developing Your Presentation of Course Content: Info
Getting Students to Read the Class Syllabus: This tip gives a few ideas for getting students to actually read the course syllabus. Info
MERLOT: A FREE Online Course Design Community: A brief review of—and link to—MERLOT, a free online resource for higher education teaching materials. Info
Six Tips for Handling Grade Complaints: A list of suggestions to include in the syllabus and first day class discussion regarding grades and grade complaints. Info
So...You've Never Taught "That" Class Before!: Exploring some "Do's" & "Don'ts" for developing and teaching a new course. Info
Stay On Course With the Daily Class Session Guide: Info
What is an Instructional Designer?: A brief description of what a professional Instructional Designer does. Info
Why Letter Grades? How about Using Words Instead?: Info
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