As the first round of exams arrives, share how you get your students ready. Do you post old exams and solutions? Ask students to write questions? What works best to help students feel prepared?
Electronic communication through Canvas, e-mail, or other means is a powerful way to connect with students. However, especially in larger classes, it can be a huge time commitment to keep up with a flood of messages. How do you set boundaries, direct students, or otherwise manage this kind of communication?
Encouraging students to be active in class by contributing to group or class-wide discussions is likely to keep them engaged and learning. But student comfort level with participation varies, and it’s a challenge, especially as class size grows, to accurately track participation and contributions. How do you encourage and track participation in your classes?
Research has shown that when an instructor knows student names, classroom interaction is dramatically increased. Instructors who know names are seen as more approachable, and even student-to-student interaction is increased. But learning names, especially in larger classes, can be a challenge. How do you work to learn students’ names?