Keep these important teaching and learning principles in mind…
- Enhance student and faculty contact
- Increase opportunities for student-teacher interaction in the classroom.
- Promote diverse work groups and teams
- Maximize opportunities for students to work in diverse groups or teams.
- Support interactive and engaged learning
- Provide interactive learning experiences to improve engagement and retention.
- Increase classroom communication
- Increase opportunities for students to share their ideas with faculty and peers.
- Make student thinking (and learning) visible
- Provide tools to make thinking visible in class, including interactive technologies.
- Expect increased participation
- Increase opportunities for students to learn how to collaborate effectively.
- Adapt to different styles and strategies
- Support a variety of teaching and learning styles and strategies.
*Adapted from Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson, “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education” (1987) https://www.utc.edu/walker-center-teaching-learning/teaching-resources/7-principles.php