Best Teaching Practices

Best practices begin with good course design. 

The first step in designing engaging course content is ensuring it supports your course outcomes or objectives. Covering a lot of material does not guarantee your students are learning. Providing time and opportunities for your students to be able to do something with information is key in getting them to transfer that knowledge into long-term memory. Streamlining content and establishing priorities for learning increases student engagement because it makes it obvious to students that their work is tied to course outcomes.