Engaging Students

Students in class, eagerly discussing. Photo by Rod Searcey for Stanford CTL.
Oct 23, 2014
How do you engage all your students in an activity if they have a wide range of backgrounds? Use "challenge problems."
Male and female students bending over a table, examining something together
Sep 9, 2014
Got questions about active learning? Find out why it's effective, what it takes to integrate it into your class, how it benefits you and your students, and more.
Female African-American student at table, writing, with other students in background. Photo by Rod Searcey for CTL.
Jul 14, 2014
A surprising number of this writing instructor’s undergrad students publish their research papers. Here’s how she inspires them to do it.
Classroom, male Caucasian student in foreground listening, taking notes
May 8, 2014
What makes teaching first-years different from teaching more advanced students? Certain issues are much more important. Here are classroom tactics to address them.
Close-up of colorful pills
May 6, 2014
Students are often "allergic" to group work, with its scheduling nightmares and accountability issues, even though it can be so valuable. Here are some effective remedies.
First-year Stanford students on move-in day, jubilant
Apr 18, 2014
What makes teaching first-years different from teaching more advanced students? What to keep in mind to help first-year students get a great start to their college academic experience.
White male student speaking in class, serious
Apr 11, 2014
How do 18-year-olds view learning? How do you enlarge their views and relate to them? Some answers from Stanford professors.
Apr 3, 2014
Have you considered how your students’ identities influence how they experience your teaching? A recent panel session at Stanford discussed how identity, motivation, and stereotype threat impact learning.
Mar 19, 2014
Three classroom scaffolds proven to help retain and support women students in STEM--and benefit other students as well.
Feb 17, 2014
What if you prepare a great talk but it's not what your audience expects? Save yourself from blank stares by articulating your goals.

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