Thursday, July 3, 2008

Teaching Tip of the Week

Instead of throwing out the ubiquitous "Any questions?" at the end of class, try asking your students to recap or summarize the lesson or lecture. This will allow you to gauge their understanding of the material, which in turn will give you a chance to clarify or reinforce confusing material. Here are some examples of recap-style questions you might use:

How did Sherman's march impact the outcome of the Civil War?

What is the relationship between substance abuse and evolution, according to E.O. Smith?

Why did the Vikings have more than one fertility god?

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