Site Content

Communication - Teaching Resources

TLC Workshop: Maximizing Student Performance in Lecture By Providing...

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “Maximizing Student Performance in Lecture By Providing Clear Expectations,” March 29, 2016. Presented by Dr. David Wren, Chemistry Department. Learn how to increase student performance and motivation by using different methods to…

Dr. David Wren, Chemistry Department

Multicultural Teaching: Information and Strategies

This collection of resources was put together by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan and provide a lot of information for a wide range of college teaching contexts, such as strategies to engage…

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

Learning Students’ Names

Learning student names is important for establishing a connection in your classroom and creating an open, supportive learning environment. This page, created by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Graduate Studies, contains numerous suggestions to help you learn students’ names in…

Office of Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Promoting Effective Classroom Participation

This resource discusses classroom participation and strategies to make classroom participation more effective. The article addresses the need to define what we mean by “participation”, how to encourage participation, and ideas for assessing participation. Read Promoting Effective Classroom Participation

Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo

Incivility in the College Classroom

A collection of articles curated by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan on dealing with incivility in the college classroom. The CRLT defines classroom incivility as “any action that interferes with a harmonious and…

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom

This article, written by Lee Warren from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard discusses handling “hot” moments in the classroom. Warren presents a true story and then discusses how to turn these types of moments into teachable moments….

Lee Warren, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University

Remind101: A Tool to Communicate with Students by Text

A common scenario we hear from instructors is that they send out information and reminders to students by email, only to have students ask them questions covered in these emails in class. If you’re exploring other ways to communicate with…