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Tips for Online Instructors: Managing Files, Feedback, and Workload

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letting them know that your desire to hear their questions and concerns is not just a superficial courtesy (“Any questions? OK then…). Here’s a way to encourage students to take ownership of the course. After a brief introduction, distribute the…

First day of class: Meet Your Teacher

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letti

Promoting Research while Advancing Instruction, Part 1 | Faculty Focus.  In this article, Buller explains his new framework that focuses on learning, innovation, and academic citizenship instead of on teaching, research, and service.

Promoting Research while Advancing Instruction, Part 1

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

There’s no discounting the importance of the first day of class. Here are a few novel activities for making the most of that first day.

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but al…

What NOT to Do the First Day of School

The first day of school sets the tone for the whole year. Here's 10 things you DON'T want to do. Great back-to-school advice for teacheres

What Every New Teacher Should Know About the First Day of Class

Going into a new class on the first day can be exciting and intimidating for new teachers and experienced teachers alike. Depending on your teaching situation there are a lot of variables t

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First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

There’s no discounting the importance of the first day of class. Here are a few novel activities for making the most of that first day.

First week.... I let my kids paint a self portrait then I write their name in bold back marker and place it on the wall so they never have to ask how to spell a classmate's name.....they love it. AND....I just use the long construction paper....no copies!

First week. I let my kids paint a self portrait then I write their name in bold back marker and place it on the wall so they never have to ask how to spell a classmate's name.I just use the long construction paper.no copies!

Education: A free printable for the first day of class!

Kristen Santey I really like this idea of an all about me for students. This allows the teacher to see students interests and it helps teachers to connect with their students. This can be used at any grade level.

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