Teach Your Course-Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Teach Your Course

Many of the decisions affecting the success of a course take place well before the first day of class. Careful planning at the course design stage not only makes teaching easier and more enjoyable, it also facilitates student learning. Once your course is planned, teaching involves implementing your course design on a day-to-day level.

Here you can find information on how to:

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  1. Effective teaching involves acquiring relevant knowledge about students and using that knowledge to inform our course design and classroom teaching.  |  MORE
  2. Effective teaching involves aligning the three major components of instruction: learning objectives, assessments, and instructional activities.  |  MORE
  3. Effective teaching involves articulating explicit expectations regarding learning objectives and policies.  |  MORE
  4. Effective teaching involves prioritizing the knowledge, skills and attitudes we choose to focus on.  |  MORE
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