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Morrill Hall at Iowa State University

Five strategies for a successful start for your students (Teaching Tip)

January brings with it the comfortable familiarity of a completed fall semester and the newness and opportunities of a spring semester waiting to begin. Before the first day of the semester, consider these strategies to promote student success. Welcome students. Send a welcoming email or Canvas announcement to your class (see the communication strategies page). Let students … Continue reading Five strategies for a successful start for your students (Teaching Tip)

Welcome Back

Welcome Back! As a kick-off to the new semester, I wanted to share a recent article from The Chronicle about Syllabus Day titled, The Absolute Worst Way to Start the Semester. It got me thinking how to maximize time with my students on the first day of class this fall. It is a quick read … Continue reading Welcome Back