“Students from different walks of life converge in a classroom for learning. They have different capabilities and personalities, adding to the diversity that comes with learning institutions. As such, if you want to be an effective teacher, you need to formulate and implement creative and innovative strategies that are practical and meet the needs of students,” writes educator Scott Rios in a recent Faculty Focus article. In the story, Rios gives 10 practical tips to educators, including observing others’ teaching, engaging with students and same-subject colleagues, and developing students’ critical thinking skills.
Rios also discusses how finding one’s identity as an instructor can make a difference. “Ascertain what makes you curious, reasons for teaching, and what you love about your students,” he writes in the story.
For more practical teaching tips and strategies, visit the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Resources page.