Teaching Tips and Questions


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  • Welcome to Teaching Tips & Questions

    This is a community for discussion of all things related to teaching developmental sciences at the post-secondary level. Please share your experiences, challenges, and solutions with colleagues. With Covid-19 we are especially focusing on solutions and practices for moving instruction online.

    This community is primarily devoted to questions and answers. There is a separate community for exchanging materials (videos, assignments,...). We are working on building a library of curated teaching materials as well.

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  • What kinds of resources or advice would you like to see on this site? Some ideas: Online activities – lesson plans Readings Videos Assessment strategies/instruments Example syllabi (requirements, code of conduct language…) Recorded lectures. ...

  • Hi Angela, So glad my limited experience helped. Very challenging for sure. I am still trying to figure out how teach a lab class online. Breckie ------------------------------ Breckie (Ruth) Church Professor Northeastern Illinois University Chicago ...

  • Hi Breckie, Thanks for sharing your ideas with me! I like the ideas of having live lectures/discussion with smaller groups a lot! In my course, I have a project component which the student groups have to work on self-identified topic through-out the ...

  • Hi Angela, If you have a big class; I would suggest doing live lecture/discussion with smaller groups. This is doable and it really can be almost as satisfying as face-to-face--but the internet has to be cooperative---low bandwidth for any of the parties ...

  • Hi Candice, Ruth, and Jessica, Hello! I have the same concern. In Spring, I taught very large class and I had students who were from another side of the globe so it was impossible for me to have live classes. I eventually recorded my lectures so my students ...

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