Friday, June 04, 2010

First Day Tips Listing - Connect

Been reading and thinking about the first day of teaching. I've collected some URL's on first-day tips (see them at http://delicious.com/dpeter19/first-day). Starting to think about how these tips could be used by all faculty - regardless of new, part-time, adjunct status.
  • Greet students. Connect with them, and find commonality to share. Connecting with students can set them at ease and can set you at ease as well.
  • Share with them the relevance of the course. Let students know what they are learning, and how it will impact their lives.
  • Let your students know how you will teach, how you will expect them to participate - shared expectations are easier to achieve.
Just a thought, for now.

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