65: Five Ways College Teachers Can Improve Their Instruction
What is the job of a teacher?
Ultimately, a teacher must understand the principles behind marketing regarding communication and comprehending where a student comes from. A teacher must understand a student's need and their job is not just to teach, but to get a student to be a different and better person.
What are some important questions to ask students on the first day of class ?
What is the most important thing a student wants to get out of the class/out of the program/out of the Major? What specific obstacles are they facing? What one thing do they wish professors knew about the way they work?
What is the concept of cold-calling in the classroom?
Instead of calling only on students who raise their hands to answer questions, this technique prompts teachers to call on students randomly. But, teachers cannot use this to catch a student when they are not paying attention or else the student will resent the teacher. It has to be done genuinely and give students an opportunity to shine. Cold-calling must also be used consistently in every single class to spur participation.
How can professors help students understand content ?
Teachers should not just lecture. Their job is to take content and break it into bite size pieces while creating an experience that will make sense of the information. Group collaboration, videos, field trips, etc. allow for meaningful experiences that impact students beyond the classroom.
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Most people who teach at the college level do so without any formal training. In this episode, Norman Eng, author of Teaching College: The Ultimate Guide to Lecturing, Presenting, and Engaging Students, shares five strategies college teachers can use to be more successful in the classroom. To read the full blog post, go to https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/teaching-college
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