Instructional Strategies

The classroom, whether it be on campus or virtual, draws students from different backgrounds with various experiences and abilities. Using a variety of  instructional strategies increases student engagement, critical thinking, connections to learning outcomes, and student success for all learners. Being an effective teacher requires the implementation of creative and innovative teaching strategies that work best for your course, your students, and your teaching style. 

Active Learning

Students benefit from a classroom structure that includes planned and purposeful opportunities to engage with content and each other.

Learning Technology

Learning technology is a collection of tools, software, hardware, and platforms that have the potential to improve teaching and learning.

Science of Learning

Research over many decades has established general principles of learning, and methods to efficiently impact learning.

Engaging
Students

Engagement involves the frequency and level participation: student-to-student, student-to-content, and student-to-instructor.

Engaging Online Students

Online engagement involves the frequency and level of participation: student-to-student, student-to-content, and student-to-instructor.

Research and Resources

Summarizing fundamental frameworks and theories that under-gird student motivation and outcomes and enhance the instructional environment.

Instructional Strategies Teaching Tips

Metacognition’s Role in Learning

Metacognition refers to thinking about one’s own thinking or being mindful of one’s thinking processes. Research studies have shown that metacognition is one of the most effective ways to improve students’ academic performance and to help students achieve their academic potential (Wilson and Conyers 110).

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