Lyons: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Instructors (TOTW #2)

This is a post from the “Tip of the Week” series by Richard Lyons which is no longer available, although it is archived on Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine.  Below the post is a list of nine other resource from colleges and universities about making the most of the first day of class.

The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Instructors*

Habit 1: Be Proactive

  • Anticipate challenges
  • Alert Department Chair & other critical leaders to changes in plans

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

  • Identify learning objectives for your course
  • Develop assignments that address objectives
  • Provide a detailed, eye-appealing syllabus
  • Develop exam before you cover material in class

Habit 3: Put First Things First

  • Develop an agenda for each class meeting
  • Address critical learning objectives early in class meeting
  • Give ample coverage to everything upon which students are tested
  • Provide overview of next class meeting

See the full post at Internet Archive WayBackMachine.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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