Ten ways to make your teaching more effective

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