Tips on teaching college courses (also applies to most classroom teaching) from my book Instructor’s Manual to Accompany Kagan and Segal’s Psychology: An Introduction (6th ed.). While predating the availability of online devices by teachers and students both in and outside of the classroom, the principles and tips presented here are still valid and useful for teachers and trainers in a variety of settings.
From 1995 to 1998, I conducted numerous workshops for college faculties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and South Dakota as a protege of Dr. Mel Silberman, professor Psychoeducational Processes at Temple University and author of several popular books on active learning and training. In collaboration with Silberman, and based on his book Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject (1996, Allyn and Bacon), I developed the following handouts that I used in my workshops. While predating the use of online devices by teachers and students both in and outside of the classroom, which expands the options for active learning, the concepts presented here are still valid and useful classroom tools.
Tips for trainers and facilitators from my articles in the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal
Tips on Assessment. It is important that teachers be clear on what criteria they will use in assessing student learning. The time and energy teachers spend developing detailed instructions for assignments and grading rubrics will be saved explaining and justifying grades to students. Here are some guidelines and rubrics I have developed and continue to use for grading psychology research papers and PowerPoint presentations.