Web Resources

General Teaching Resources

"Building Inclusive and Democratic Classroom"

These links offer useful strategies and tips on how to create an inclusive and democratic classroom environment (courtesy of Dr. Danielle Wallace, Department of Africana-World Studies). 






“What effective teachers do right and what ineffective teachers do wrong?”

This is a blog post on effective teaching from Stanford University Teaching Commons Resources.


“Six Ways to Discourage Learning”

This essay discusses six things to avoid such as insufficient wait time and non-specific feedback questions, and more. (from the American Astronomical Society website)



10 Tips on Effective Powerpoint Slides

This webpage discuss the do’s and don’ts to make PPT presentation effective. (from Garr Reynolds Communication Consultant’s website)



Resources for the First Day(s) of Class

The University of Michigan CRLT website provides links to several web resources on strategies for the beginning of the semester. http://www.crlt.umich.edu/tstrategies/tsfdc


 “Know Your Teaching Patterns: Sometimes Simple Changes Have the Biggest Impact”

Do you notice that you have a recurring pattern in your teaching? A blog post on pattern shifting in teaching. (from UC Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning website)



Magna Publication Resources on teaching

This website includes different kinds of resource on various pedagogy topics (e.g., 20 minute programs on various topics, digital libraries, online courses).



A collection of video presentations on pedagogy related topics (e.g., Stereotype threat: how does it affect us and what can we do about it? Why should students bother to come to class? (from Stanford University Teaching Commons Resources)



A collection of teaching resources by discipline, compiled by the University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. http://www.crlt.umich.edu/tstrategies/disciplinaryresources


“Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices”

An online essay on plagiarism published by the Council of Writing Program Administrators.




Classroom Assessment Techniques (CAT) and Student Feedback


CAT commonly refers to ungraded student feedback collection as a method to improve classroom teaching. Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG) offers free instrument templates to gather student feedback on class experience in various disciplines.



More ideas for CAT from George Washington University website



Video about how to use Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”) in the classroom

(Video produced by University of Colorado)




Creating an Inclusive Classroom


“Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom”

An online essay by Lee Warren on handling conflicts and difficult moments in the classroom. (from the Harvard University website) http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/hotmoments.html


“Teaching Racially Diverse College Classrooms”

An online essay from Harvard University’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.



On Creating an Inclusive Classroom

An online essay on inclusive classrooms from the University of Michigan website. There is a useful section reflecting on frequent assumptions by teachers. http://crlt.umich.edu/gsis/p3_1


Reducing Negative Consequences of Stereotyping in Academic Settings

A website created by social psychologists, which discusses the research and issues regarding stereotype threats. http://www.reducingstereotypethreat.org/




Innovative Approaches for Engaging Students


Problem-based Learning (PBL) at the University of Delaware (organizing classes and/or assignments around solving problems together). http://www.udel.edu/inst/


Reacting to the Past at Barnard College (teaching history and other subjects using elaborate role playing classroom games). https://reacting.barnard.edu/about


National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science at University of Buffalo (SUNY) (using case study in sciences). http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/


The World Association for Case Method & Research Application (using case study in various disciplines).  http://www.wacra.org/


About “Flipped Classroom”

Flipped Learning Network. http://www.flippedlearning.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

Online community of educators using flipped learning. http://flippedclassroom.org/



Service Learning and Community Engagement


“Practical Guide for Integrating Civic Responsibility into the Curriculum”

A free downloadable resource on integrating service and curriculum. (from the Corporation for National & Community Service website)



National Service Learning Clearinghouse. http://www.flippedlearning.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1


Service Learning Course Design Tips

The Center for Service & Learning at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis website provides useful resources for service learning course designs. http://csl.iupui.edu/teaching-research/curriculum/course-design/index.shtml


Strategies in Clinical Teaching.

Web resource for supporting clinical teaching. Compiled by Kansas University School of Medicine. http://wichita.kumc.edu/preceptor/introduction.html


Faculty Professional Development

Sample Teaching Portfolios from the University of Virginia website

If you are looking for models for a teaching portfolio, this webpage has links to several sample portfolios. http://cte.virginia.edu/resources/developing-a-teaching-portfolio/


The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity offers professional development programs for paid members.



Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI)

TPI has an online questionnaire that helps teachers to summarize and identify their own ideas about teaching. http://www.teachingperspectives.com/tpi/