Instructional Practices

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Teaching Students to Become Professionals: The Heart of the Matter

February 27, 2020
Instructors care deeply about their students as novice professionals—here's how to make practical and meaningful decisions to foster professionalism in students. 

Competence, Trust, and Caring: Ensuring Credibility with Your Students

Competence, Trust, and Caring: Ensuring Credibility with Your Students

November 14, 2018
Being responsive to students (along with being fair, just, and a subject-matter expert) can greatly increase your credibility in their eyes.

Finding Your Classroom Management Sweet Spot

Finding Your Classroom Management Sweet Spot

September 20, 2018
Managing challenging student behaviour is not a new problem, nor is it a challenge that is likely to go away.

Natalie Van Deusen

Teaching Tips: How to Make a Lasting Impression During the First Class

August 30, 2018
The University of Alberta's 2018 Teaching Award Winners share tips for an engaging first day of class.

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Teaching PLUS

Improv-ing Teaching

January 13, 2020
CTL Educational Developer Graeme Pate speaks with Microbiology professor, Dr. Lisa Stein, about the benefits (and the scary side) of using improv in her post-secondary classroom.

Preventing Boredom in the Classroom

November 12, 2019
Banishing boredom in classrooms might be seen as an elusive goal. We know that banishing boredom takes both instructors and students, but what are some ways to begin? In this episode, we discuss common sources of boredom and explore strategies for banishing with Cheryl Poth from the CTL and Lia Daniels, Director of the Alberta Consortium for Motivation and Emotion in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.

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Catherine Kellogg

Facilitating Discussions with Dr. Catherine Kellogg

My Teaching Practice - Teaching students to read, write, and speak better

November 17, 2017
Inspiring Teaching
Catherine Kellogg, Professor, Political Science, University of Alberta