March 2006 | Vol. 4 No. 2
COVER PACKAGE: Tools for teaching
- Conversation starters
How you can get students to participate in classroom discussions that stimulate critical thinking.
- Learning to teach, teaching to learn
Want to be an effective teacher? Find creative ways to engage students–and yourself–in the material.
- Lights, camera, action
Movies, music and other media can enliven your classroom.
- Students teaching
Graduate students are gearing up to teach through preparatory programs and by honing their skills at community colleges and local universities.
- Tapping teamwork
Experts offer advice on using group work to activate student learning.
- What to expect in class discussions
How to handle troublesome students who talk too much, are shy, argue and debate, or are completely uninterested
- What's in a grade?
Set your grading criteria and stick to them, say experienced instructors.