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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

101 Things You Can Do in the First Three...

This site, developed by Joyce Povlacs Lunde for the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, includes 101 tips for the first three weeks of class. It discusses the following topics: Helping Students Make Transitions Directing Students Attention Challenging…

Joyce Povlacs Lunde, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Motivating Students

Presented as part of an FAQ series by the University of Oregon’s Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP), this series of tips addresses motivational issues such as: How do I encourage students to be active/interested? How do I deal with groups who…

Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP), University of Oregon

How to Gamify Your Course and Make Your Teaching...

Presentation for the TLC by T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Games offer many effective tools for motivating players to learn and practice and develop skills. Learning? Practice? Skill development? That’s what teaching is all about! During this workshop, Dr. Gellar-Goad…

Dr. T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Department of Classical Languages

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…

“Why Are We Doing This?” Establishing Relevance to Enhance...

This article by Jeff Fox is a Faculty Focus Article. Fox discusses the need to link clear learning outcomes to course assignments as well as establishing relevance every class period. “Why Are We Doing This?” Establishing Relevance to Enhance Student…

What Does Your Syllabus Say About You and Your...

This article by Maryellen Weimer comes from the Teaching Professor Blog, August 24, 2011. Weimer, is also the author of Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. In particular, Weimer addresses the tone you’re trying to set, as well as…

Maryellen Weimer

Motivating Students to be Better Writers

Power Point and handout. Discussed during the TLC workshop, “Motivating Students: Supporting Better Writing” Powerpoint: Motivating Students to be Better Writers Handout: Motivating Students to be Better Writers

Kristi Verbeke (Teaching and Learning Center)

Motivation: Keys to Learning

Discussed during the TLC Workshop, “Motivating Students: What You Need to Know,” February 20, 2013. Presentation: Motivation: Keys to Learning

Catherine Ross (Teaching and Learning Center)

Motivation and Metacognition: Learning to Learn

Discussed during the TLC workshop, “Teaching Students to Learn Without Sacrificing Content,” October 3, 2012. Handout: Motivation and Metacognition: Learning to Learn

Catherine Ross (Teaching and Learning Center)