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 Marquita Scott

Prepare early, have a game plan for how class will run, prepare extra material and take notes about what went right and what went wrong. I think these tips will help things run smoothly and anything...

Managing Student Behavior | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Marquita Scott

When managing a student's poor behavior having them engage in a task to lodge a complaint is helpful.  Have a policy in place for lodging complaints, have them write down the complaint. When...

Dealing with Challenging Students | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Marquita Scott

Being observant from day 1 is helpful to determine who may need encouragement, who needs to be reigned in and who might be manipulative.  Realizing these things early allows intervention that...

Setting the Stage for Success | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Marquita Scott

The syllabus needs to be clear and expectations need to be set up front to set to tone of the course.

Common Instructor Mistakes | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Janee Covey

It was good to have the reminder that, while I may be nervous, I know the subject matter more than my students and that they are looking to me to be the SME. I will remind myself to slow down when...

Managing Student Behavior | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Janee Covey

I like the advice on holding students' attention, and for giving several smaller exams throughout the term rather than one final.  

Dealing with Challenging Students | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Janee Covey

Great strategies to deal with various, potentially challenging, personality types.  

Setting the Stage for Success | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Janee Covey

Setting the expectation of missing/late work early on and frequently to help set students up for success.

Common Instructor Mistakes | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Rosemarie Carneiro

Instructor image is everything. Being judged by your students from the first day of class sets the tone for the remainder of the the time together.  Its important to present yourself in a...

Managing Student Behavior | Origin: ED104 | New comment by Rosemarie Carneiro

Paying close attention to your students will allow you to recognize any problems within the classroom. By recognizing the problems ahead of time an Instructor is able to keep issues from developing...