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    Curriculum Development and the 3 Models [+ Free Course Plan Template]

    Learner-centric curriculum development can improve engagement, participation and outcomes in any online or in-person learning environment

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    3 Ways to Balance Your Workload With Student Needs

    Innovative educators share their advice for putting student success at the forefront—without risking burnout

  3. 5 Productivity Tools to Enhance Course Organization and Preparation

    Combat distractions and procrastination as a professor by using these tools designed to help you save time and increase productivity

  4. 6 Ways Professors Can Combat Cheating in the Classroom

    From incorporating open-book testing, to utilizing secure online assessment technology, there are a number of ways professors can prevent…

  5. 8 Ways To Properly Integrate Textbooks Into Your Class

    If I had a dollar for every student who asked me, “Do we really need to get the textbook?” I’d be writing this article in Bali. From a…

  6. How To Spot Struggling Students Early and Help Them Succeed

    Karen Quevillon teaches writing and literature, online and in-class, across several colleges in Ontario, Canada. Here, she explains how you…

  7. 5 Strategies for Improving Your Course Evaluation Results

    There are good reasons colleges conduct student course evaluations, though you might be forgetting them as you skim through your results.…

  8. Pedagogy: What Educators Need to Know

    This article aims to offer you a good understanding of what ‘pedagogy’ is (and how to say it!), why it’s important and how pedagogy…

  9. 5 Innovative Professors On The Future of Higher Ed

    Top Hat’s panel of innovative educators have one piece of advice for rookie educators eager to start afresh in 2019—try something new,…

  10. Reflective Teaching: Some Tips To Get Started

    Some days, students respond well to your lesson; other days you can’t seem to get through. That’s where reflective teaching can help. As…

  11. How To Get The Title Professor: Career Steps to Take

    To the outsider, being a college or university professor seems like a great career. You get to work everyday in a field or subject you’re…

  12. A 19-Point Teaching Checklist For The First-Time Lecturer

    Top Hat Scholar and Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus of biology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Andrew Petto, offers a series of tips to…

  13. What Makes a Good Teacher in 2018: 3 Traits to Develop

    What makes a good teacher in higher education is not your level of knowledge, or even your ability to grade students quickly. It’s down to…

  14. Instructor vs Professor: What’s In An Academic Name?

    What should your students call you? Instructor? Professor? Doctor? Or do they just go with your first name? This guide will serve as an…

  15. How Profs Can Help Isolated Students Make Connections

    Happy holidays? That’s not always the case for many freshmen. As the first college semester comes to a close, many leave classes with…

  16. How to Organize a Lecture: Use This Free Planning Tool

    Every teacher knows what a pedagogical lecture plan is meant to achieve in the classroom. But if you want to know how to organize your…

  17. How to Squash Nerves and Ace Your First Lecture

    With class back in session, first-time profs may be feeling the pressure. An expert weighs in on how to deliver your best lecture possible,…

  18. Behind the Buzzwords: A Guide to Modern Education Jargon

    We’ve started a glossary to explain some of the more confusing education jargon used to describe modern teaching techniques and lesson…

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    Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class

    Use the vital first few minutes before class begins to bond with students, set a firm agenda, and build a sense of curiosity.