Category: Teaching Skills

Maximize the first day of class

Classes at UCI have become larger, and teaching tools have become more complex. It can be easy to be concerned about the many administrative details your students need to understand in order to do well in your class. But the first day of class only comes once, and this is the moment when students are very[…]

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Three simple activities for class

Active learning can be simply described as determining what skills you want your students to improve, and then making time during class to help them practice that skill effectively. Some instructors fill all of class time with working problem sets, practicing vocal exercises, or writing case studies. Other instructors pause lecture for ten minutes to[…]

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