Teaching Strategy Resource Shelf

What Faculty Can Do to Support Student Notetaking Skills

Published Date:June 12, 2014

What Faculty Can Do to Support Student Notetaking Skills. It is problematic when students take incomplete and/or inadequate notes, especially when the content is on essential, often complex material.  There are a number of strategies that the instructor can do during the lecture to enhance students’ notetaking.  Here are some of them from the U. of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.  

Published Date: June 12, 2014


The Final Class Sessions: Providing Closure

Published Date:May 2, 2014

The Final Class Sessions: Providing Closure. The end of the semester can be stressful for instructors as well as students. If you have a few minutes in this last session, take the opportunity for all to reflect about where the students started and how much they have learned. Here are some tips from the University of Minnesota. Click here to read the strategies.

Published Date: May 2, 2014


What Do You Do on the Last Day of Class?

Published Date:May 2, 2014

What Do You Do on the Last Day of Class?  Much of the literature on the last day of class notes three primary uses of this last class session: final examination preparation, completing course evaluations, and reflecting on the course. Given the importance of this last day it is worth just a bit of effort to think through the best use of your final minutes of the course.  Here are some thoughts from UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Published Date: May 2, 2014


Preparing the Final Exam

Published Date:April 10, 2014

Preparing the Final Exam. As the semester is coming close to an end, now is a good time for instructors to start thinking about the final exams. A common complaint is that the finals do not always test the kinds of knowledge that was asked for in the homework or quizzes or presented in exams. Whether this perception is accurate or not, it’s still an excellent starting point in preparing your exam.  Here are some helpful strategies offered by the teaching center at Berkeley University. 

Published Date: April 10, 2014


Strategies When Writing Objective and Subjective Exams

Published Date:April 10, 2014

Strategies When Writing Objective and Subjective Exams.  When deciding the structure of your exams, here are two articles to assist you when creating objective (e.g., multiple-choice or true/false tests) and subjective (e.g., essay and short-answer) exams.  

 

Published Date: April 10, 2014


Four Student Misconceptions about Learning

Published Date:March 31, 2014

 Four Student Misconceptions about Learning. "Efficient and effective learning starts with a proper mindset," Stephen Chew  writes in "Helping Students to Get the Most Out of Studying." Chew continues, pointing out what most of us know firsthand, students harbor some fairly serious misconceptions that undermine their efforts to learn such as “learning is fast” and “I’m really good at multi-tasking.”  Click here to read the article.  

Published Date: March 31, 2014