Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategies

Once you review the mode for course delivery, choose from several teaching strategies to support the diverse learners (see Universal Design for Learning) at Iowa State University.

Each of the teaching strategies below have overviews, and additional resources along with several proven methods to engage students in their learning regardless of the course delivery.

Focuses from the teacher delivering course content to the student actively engaging with the course content.


The lecture is the manner of speaking immeasurably to influence your students’ attentiveness and learning.

Reverses the typical lecture and homework elements of a course.

Steps to ensure that all students feel welcomed and supported in the classroom.

Involves teaching methods designed to cultivate deepened awareness, concentration, and insight.

Students discover, develop, test, and present their work through various stages of activity—they learn by doing.

Seeks to engage individuals in activities that combine both community service and academic learning.

Provides a framework for a flipped course experience. Students prepare before class and then spend the majority of class time solving problems

How to make sound pedagogical choices about the effects of using particular tools for student learning.