Chronicle of Higher Education Advice Guides
- How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive
- How to Hold a Better Class Discussion
- How to Make Your Teaching More Engaging
This 2020-21 series of articles by James M. Lang, author of Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, applies communication concepts related to audience attention, presentation structure, and pace to the classroom. The suggestions for the classroom are also applicable to other types of public speaking.
- Distracted Minds: Why Your Students Can’t Focus
- Distracted Minds: 3 Ways to Get Their Attention in Class
- Distracted Minds: The Role of Tempo in Good Teaching
- Distracted Minds: Your Classroom Can Be a Retreat in Dark Times
- Distracted Minds: Why You Should Teach Like a Poet
Small Changes in Teaching
This series of articles by James M. Lang from the Chronicle of Higher Education, author of Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons From the Science of Learning, 2016, apply basic communication principles to the classroom, such as: establish relationship with audience members; “tell them what you’re going to tell them;” help the audience stay engaged through clear transitions, repetition, connections to things they know, and active choice; “tell them what you told them;” remember that change is often incremental; and keep the end-goal in mind.
- The Minutes Before Class
- The First 5 Minutes of Class
- Making Connections
- The Last 5 Minutes of Class
- Giving Them a Say
- Space It Out
- Small Changes or Big Revolutions
- What Will Students Remember From Your Class in 20 Years?
Teaching More Effectively On-Line
This series by Flower Darby, author (with James Lang) of Small Teaching On-Line: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, applies communication and teaching concepts to various modes of hybrid, remote, and virtual teaching.
- 8 Strategies to Prevent Teaching Burnout, January 13, 2021
- 7 Ways to Assess Students Online and Minimize Cheating, September 24, 2020
- The Secret Weapon of Good Online Teaching: Discussion Forums, August 24, 2020
- 6 Quick Ways to Be More Inclusive in a Virtual Classroom, July 23, 2020
- 5 Ways to Connect With Online Students, June 26, 2020
- Sorry Not Sorry: Online Teaching Is Here to Stay, June 16, 2020
- 5 Low-Tech, Time-Saving Ways to Teach Online During Covid-19, April 14, 2020
- How to Recover the Joy of Teaching After an Online Pivot, March 24, 2020
- How to Be a Better Online Teacher, April 17, 2019