- 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.
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.