Our teaching methods and activities have the power to engage all learners and keep ourselves engaged too. Here are some ideas for engaging teaching methods and activities.
What are some quick tips about engaging teaching methods?
- Durham College’s Learning Activity Bank has some great ideas including case studies, concept maps, and debates.
- Lecturing doesn’t have to be a snooze! The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Teaching Excellence has tips for lecturing effectively. They organize their tips in the following categories: prepare in advance, structure the lecture clearly, strive to engage the whole class, use effective presentation strategies, and use effective visual aids.
- These Active Learning Cards from the Center for Effective Teaching & Learning at Cal State LA have lots of great ideas for you to try.
- Check out The Teaching Hub from Fleming College and the weekly post on Engaging Teaching.
What resources do you recommend for a deep dive?
- Lynda.com Course – Understanding Blended Learning
- Higher Education Best Practices in Teaching and Learning by the National Education association provides “practical advice to college and university faculty non how to more effectively teaching higher education students.” Grab a coffee and get ready to go down the rabbit hole!
- The Open Faculty Patchbook has short patches about engaging teaching and learning written by our teaching and learning community.
Do you have any learning activities to add to this list? Well, don’t keep it to yourself! Hook us up with the details and we’ll add them here! LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca