Effective Teaching Practices

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Effective educational practices provide a framework for successful teaching and learning. These practices have been researched extensively across higher education and are provided as a starting point to assist instructors in designing and teaching their course. For the purpose of CELT’s website, the content has been summarized to salient points and links for additional information are included in each article.

Also included in this section is a Teaching Blunders to Avoid: 10 Worst Teaching Mistakes article. It is a quick read and covers the most common teaching mistakes instructors make that can derail other efforts to implement effective educational practices.

The following are selected resources that support effective educational practices:

Accessify Your Course

Accessible courses and course content require a little more planning and work upfront. This website provides resources that will help faculty members and instructional designers

Campus Resources to Support Students

Iowa State University has a comprehensive network of resources designed to support students throughout their undergraduate experience. Some of these resources are also in place

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Today’s university classrooms are more diverse than in the past. With this diversity of students comes the need to ensure the learning environments associated with

Managing Disruptive Classroom Behavior

The university encourages all instructors to strive for free and open communication within their classrooms. However, for student learning to be most effective, classrooms must

Quality Matters at Iowa State University

Below you will find the benefits of Quality Matters along with these three primary components: the rubric, the course review process, and professional development opportunities.

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

A group of cognitive psychologists, curriculum theorists and instructional researchers, and testing and assessment specialists published in 2001 a revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy with the

Universal Design for Learning Overview

What is Universal Design for Learning? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to curriculum and teaching that provides equal opportunities for learning to