Faculty Workshop Series on Teaching and Student Learning
Click here to view video clips of Dr. De Gallow's
presentation on Teaching Today's Freshmen.
This page will be significantly expand to include many techniques (e.g.,
for helping freshman learn) and success stories with teaching freshman
but in the mean time ...
The first day:
Manage your anxiety for as Mark Twain once said, "There are
two kinds of public speakers – those who admit to their nervousness
and liars." Your department has confidence in you, project that confidence
and the students will too. So,
Believe in the importance of your teaching freshman. Your future
graduate student is probably somewhere in there.
Memorize the first few minutes of your first lecture/presentation.
Have a backup plan for delivering the material if all your audiovisual
materials become 'unavailable'. Do not always rely on technology to work.
At some point (usually the worst) it doesn't. Which leads to:
Test all audiovisual equipment. Needless to say, practice using
the equipment before your first day. Avail yourself of the hands-on workshops
given by the Multimedia Technology department.
Proofread all printed materials, syllabi, handouts, etc.. There
is a typo in there somewhere and it is usually the worst kind.
Review your main points. Make it easy for them to recognize them
Finally, your appearance and demeanor the first day is how the student
will ALWAYS remember you. At least this is something you have control
Faculty Workshop Series on Teaching and Student
Dr. De Gallow, Director, Instructional Resource Center
University of California, Irvine.
The College of Humanities, Arts , and Social Sciences in collaboration
with Computing and Communications hosted a presentation by Dr. De Gallow,
Director, Instructional Resource Center University of California, Irvine,
Teaching Today's Freshmen
or, Ozzy's Lifestyle Has Nothing to Do With the Nelson's
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