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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Wisdom | New blog by Vanessa Davis

Making class fun and exciting often helps with retention and team building exercises

Catching "zzz's" in computer class | New comment by Jeff Suckling

20 minutes for each teaching component is a great way to schedule in a "state change' during the class day. Sitting for any longer and for example, continuing to lecture would just lead to lights...

Learning from mistakes | New comment by Sally Morgan

I'm glad you are relaxing!  After teaching for 23 years I still have a few times when I doubt myself!  I finally realized that I can't know everything even though I wish I did, and now I ...

An instructor's best resource | New blog by Sally Morgan

I have the best group of co-workers.  These fellow instructors work together, we help each other and learn from each other.  They are the best resource!  I have also discovered through ...

Culinary world | New blog by Monica Gill

I really enjoyed taking this coarse, I enjoyed refreshing my mind with some of the already practices I use is a classroom setting. Thank you for making the coarse so interesting.

Our Syllabus and our grading: how they fit together | New comment by Michael Taylor

The unstated goal of every student is to earn a good grade, as opposed to 'learning'.  I like the idea of showing them how easy it is to make the 'grade', as a means of limiting their focus to...

Excellent information | New blog by June Nakamura

One of the things I can use right away was learned near the end of the course.   Not being uneasy about doing the right thing poorly and recognizing that this is part of the learning process and...

Learning from mistakes | New blog by Melvi de la Cruz

I think being a new instructor I overwhelmed myself with too many what if's, like "what if my students don't take me seriously," "What if I make a fool out of myself," as well as others. After going t...

Stress part 2 | New comment by JIM TANG

It is important to find a way to get rid of the stress! I usually take a short nap, or watch TV for at least half an hour, just to release the stress, and tried to forget the bad experiences that I...

Re-evaluating | New blog by Haydee Lopez

This course helped me to re-evaluate certain things that I've been doing and also giving me new insights.