Ten ways to make your teaching more effective

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  • 1. TEN WAYS TO MAKE YOUR TEACHING MORE EFFECTIVE
    University of California at Berkeley
    Office of EducationalDevelopment
    ByKaterine Gmez Jimnez
  • 2. 1. AudienceAnalysis
    You are notthemostimportantperson in theroom.
  • 3. Who are thesepeople?
  • 4. In whatkind of settingwilltheyreceivetheinformation?
  • 5. Takeintoaccount
    Me, herenow
    Establishcognitive /behavioralobjectivesforyouraudience.
    What do I want my studentsto do?
    What do I want my studentstoknow?
  • 6. 2.Thefirstday, openings and closings
    Firstday:
    Introduce content
    Clarifyyourobjectives
    Establishtone and expectations.
  • 7. Opening
    Beginwithsomethingdifferent: (anecdote, question, currentevent)
    Ask someonetosummerizewhathappened in thelastsesion.
    Use a question box
    Set up a problem
  • 8. Closing
    Plan a rythmforyourclass.
    Set aside a time forquestions.
    Frame/suggestanapproachforassignedreading
  • 9. 3. Preparation
    Decide whatisessential, important and helpful.
    Set objectives
    Plan a lecturetocoverlessthanentireperiod.
    Divide thelectureintodiscretesegments
    Lecturefrom notes and outlinesratherthan a complete text.
  • 10. 4. Delivery
    Be natural.
    Vary yourpacing and voice.
    Use gesturestoemphasizepoints.
    Look at theaudience.
    Use thelanguagetocreatepictures.
    Observe thetechniques of others.
  • 11.
  • 12. 5. Credibility and commitment
    Credibilityisenhancedby
    Confidence
    Enthusiasm and interest in teaching
    Yourresearches and reflections.
  • 13. Commitmentisenhancedby
    Yourownexperiences, ideas, feelings.
    Relatingthefirstpersonapproachnotseparatedfromyourself and yoursubject.
    passion
  • 14. Deliveryistiedtoboth C&C
    Whatisimportant in establishingcredibility
    Verbal (wordsyousay) 7%
    Vocal (howyousoundwhenyousaythem) 38%
    Visual (howyou look whenyousaythem) 55%
  • 15. 6. Buildinginteraction
    Learningtakes place in an active environment.
    Asses me, here , now
    Share responsabilities.
    Makesureeverybodyunderstood.
  • 16. Howtobuildinteraction?
    Problemsolving, hypotheses, brainstorming, teamwork, assignactivities, mini-lectures, discussions.
    Moveyourself!
  • 17.
  • 18. 7. chalkboards
    Use thevisualstooutlinethevisualsfortheclass.
    Use theboard and theprojector.
    Donttalkwhileyouwrite.
    Limitthetextyouput in a slide.
    Have a plan foryourchalkboard.
    Visuals are complements, suplementsbutnotsubstitutes.
  • 19. 8.Handling questions
    Request and encouragequestions.
    Be aware of yourcomments.
    Makesureeveryonehearsthequestion.
    Clarifyquestions.
    Answerquestions as directly as posible.
    Be diplomaticwhenstudentsgetcomplicatedquestions.
  • 20. Howtodealwithquestions
  • 21. 9. Gettingfeedback
    Get regular feedback.
    Use eyecontact as a toolforcontinousfeedback.
    Conduct a midtermcoursereview.
    Borrowstudentsclassnotesfrom time to time.
    Arrangetohaveyourlecturevideotaped.
  • 22.
  • 23. 10. Test and grades
    Decide yourgoal in testing.
    Considertheformat of questions.
    Considertheformat of theexam as a whole.
    Takeyourown test, show itto a collegue.
    Makeyourgrading and testingpoliciesclearonthefirstdayof class.
  • 24. Try toorganizeinformationtomakestudentsfeelcomfortablewithstudy
  • 25. Thanks