Mark Twain said, "If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first." How can we help students do that?
Since when students study more, they perform better, and better performances are more fun to grade, a little effort in helping them find people to study with will make your teaching life a lot more pleasant, too.
Encourage students to speak to each other, not just to feed you "correct" answers to narrow questions.
When students can put less effort into learning the LMS, they can put more effort into learning course material.
A Danish proverb says, "He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning." But that doesn't mean it's easy to ask!
Students know that they learn better when they speak up in class--whether that is asking clarifying questions, sharing an idea, practicing an explanation, or inviting their peers to expand on their ideas. Still, it can be hard. Students may worry about their spoken English skills, especially for non-native speakersdislike or be surprised at their voice... Continue Reading →
This semester, you can help students complete their assignments with a few easy steps. These choices also tend to reduce student stress and cheating, which in turn reduces teacher stress.
Consistency will help students manage their time and help make sure that nothing (or fewer things) fall through the crack since it limits the changes in a semester full of them.