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Some teaching references:
- Seven Important Things to Do In Teaching Recitations.
- Encourage interaction by creating a safe environment in your classroom.
- Be prepared. One of the best ways to be prepared is by going to class.
- Know your audience. We almost always assume too much about the students. Give students a survey on the first day.
- Think about your purpose in presenting the material and structure the recitation to achieve that goal.
- Use the blackboard or other educational technologies to their best advantage.
- Keep track of how the students are doing.
- Keep track of how you are doing.
- Some Guidelines for Handling Problems, Pitfalls, Booby Traps, and Surprises (in Teaching), Orientation Workshop for New Faculty and Graduate Teaching Staff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, September 1994. (Revised August 2005)
- Never Use a Red Pen, And Other Maxims for Reflective Teaching," JM Schuster, 1998
- Teaching Tips: Six Common Non-Facilitating Teaching Behaviors, Sondra M. Napell, University of California, Berkeley. Reprinted from “Contemporary Education,” published by the School of Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. Vol. XLVII, No. 2, Winter, 1976.
- 10 Steps to becoming a Great Teacher, Joel, Teaching Community.
- The First Day, John Kaag, Chronicle of Higher Education, December 11, 2012.
- Day 1 of the Semester, Rob Jenkins, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 30, 2012
- And on the Last Day of Class, We'll Play Games, Andrew Cuff, Chronicle of Higher Education January 18, 2016.
- Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class, James M. Lang, Chronicle of Higher Education, January 11, 2016
- Dear Forums...: What do you do on the First Day of Class?, Vitae, July 31, 2015.
- The Torch or the Firehose: A Guide to Section Teaching, Arthur P. Mattock, MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory.
- Managing Your Academic Career: Strategies for Success, D. Royce Sadler