May 4, 2016
Classroom presentation skills with an emphasis on pedagogical strategies and the perspective of the learner.
Apr 28, 2015
For Stanford grad students and postdocs (also open to other Stanford affiliates) Presented by Thomas Freeland, Ph.D.
Biocore Explorations participants in the lab.
Mar 11, 2015
Teaching one-time workshops can be challenging, but it's worth it. Here are some tips and ideas to get you started.
Hands holding a test tube
Feb 20, 2015
We often think that an ideal lecture is clear, concise, and easy to understand, but this may not be effective when students have incorrect prior knowledge.
Instructor lecturing, gesticulating. Photo by Rod Searcey for Stanford CTL.
Feb 5, 2015
Are your lecture slides helping or hindering your students' absorption of your material? Read how to reduce the "cognitive load," or the extra information presented that may get in the way.
Prof sitting side-by-side with a student. Photo by Rod Searcey for CTL.
Nov 2, 2014
Learning is now an integral part of the teaching process. Instead of only lecturing to students, instructors now engage students in many different active learning activities, including role playing, simulations, debates, case studies, small group learning, and problem-based learning. By Phyllis Blumberg.
Dr. Tom Freeland teaching, students listening
Jun 19, 2014
Why is speaking well important for both you and your students? Here's how good speaking helps learning and how to improve yours.
Apr 8, 2014
Profs combine lab and lecture to introduce students to the "messiness" of engineering.
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.
Jan 23, 2014
Stanford undergraduates are wonderfully smart and motivated.  They are also often over-committed and time constrained.  I’ll share some thoughts gleaned over the years for strategies to help engage such energetic, busy students in different as


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