Teaching Large Classes

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Classroom Management

Clear and consistent expectations and course policies are keys to managing your class. As student enrollments increase, it’s important to think ahead about logistics, too.

How do you collect, assess, and record the external brain homework for each class for 200+ students?

Susan Verscheure
Human Physiology
(5:58)

Synopsis: Susan discusses her undergraduate teaching assistant program which allows her to efficiently collect and account for students’ homework.

Keywords: Human Physiology

Do you learn and use student names in the class? How important is this in a large class?

Susan Verscheure
Human Physiology
(4:29)

Synopsis: Susan describes her approach to learning names in a class of 220 students and the difference this makes in teaching a large class.

Keywords: Building Community, Human Physiology

How do you handle problems of texting and web surfing in class?

Susan Verscheure
Human Physiology
(3:20)

Synopsis: Susan explains that because her students are so actively engaged in learning in class, there is little need to engage in other distracting activities.

Keywords: Building Community, Human Physiology

Dave Dusseau
Business
(2:03)

Synopsis: Problems that Dave had in class when he only lectured have disappeared now that his class is structured on active learning throughout the class period. He also has a no computer rule.

Keywords: Building Community, Business

How important is establishing a relationship with the students in your large classes and how does this impact classroom management in an age of texting, emailing, and web surfing during class?

Ron Beghetto
Education
(4:51)

Synopsis: Ron speaks about several ways he tries to connect to students. He feels that teachers need to demonstrate that they respect students as individuals and know that they have lives outside the classroom.

Keywords: Building Community, Education

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