Instructors need to know how to manage the flow of instruction in their classes while engaging all of their students in the learning process.   Managing student behavior is a necessity if courses are going to achieve the stated goals and objectives.  This group is for educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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Common Instructor Mistakes | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Sherrie Cisneros

Instructors must show leadership at all times. Displaying respect and caring, competent attitude will avoid classroom conflict. Also being consistent and not a buddy to students will provide positive...

Managing Student Behavior | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Sherrie Cisneros

Disputive students must be confronted for the sake of the other students. Set boundaries and always listen, encouraging a written compliant to difuse situation. 

Dealing with Challenging Students | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Sherrie Cisneros

As an instructor, I may have to address inattentive students. It is the instructor's role to engage the student and find out what motivates and causing the disengagement. Always address the student...

Setting the Stage for Success | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Sherrie Cisneros

Provide team builders for motivation and to get to know each other. Set boundaries from the beginning with grading and late assignments. Always make notes about what is worked well in the class and...

Common Instructor Mistakes | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Rita Armstrong

Being organized plays a major role in also delivering the course material in a efficient manner. I think it also build confidence to an instructor who has never taught before. As an instructor I have...

Managing Student Behavior | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Rita Armstrong

I have found that setting the tone from day one to include expectations, rules and policy is imperative. I have seen to many times where the faculty literally get ran over by the students. There is...

Dealing with Challenging Students | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Rita Armstrong

I really like the idea of the use it wisely cards to limit the vocal students and to aid in curtailing their behavior. I just may try that when I teach next term.  

The Road to Stress Free Living | Origin: ED110 | New comment by Kwinn Doran

75 to 90 percent of student visits to doctor or health office are stress related

Making More Time for You | Origin: ED110 | New comment by Kwinn Doran

Checking emails and taking care of clerical tasks at fixed points in the day to maximize efficiency. 

Taking Control of Your Time | Origin: ED110 | New comment by Kwinn Doran

To do lists are a first step to time management (and also provide the foundation for later aspects of it as well)