There are a variety of useful and effective teaching strategies beyond the use of lecture.  While lecturing can be a very effective method of conveying information to students, there are a wide variety of other types of presentation strategies for instructors and participation activities for students.  The most effective type of teaching strategy will depend on the nature of the course, the goals of the course, and the instructor.  In this section, a variety of different teaching strategies will be presented and explored, suggestions will be offered to integrate some of these strategies into the classroom, and additional information will be provided to help instructors learn more about the diversity of teaching methods.

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Further Resources

A Brief Summary of the Best Practices in College Teaching

Implement Effective Instructional Strategies

Strategies for Effective Teaching in the Laboratory Class

Helpful Articles

Facilitating Group Discussions: Understanding Group Development and Dynamics – Kathy Takayama

Orienting Students to an “Inside-Out Course”: Establishing a Classroom Culture of Interactive, Coolperative Learning – Karlene Ferrante

PowerPoint: What is the Point – Eugene V. Gallagher and Michael Reder

Creating a Culture of Co-Learners with Problem-Based Learning – Kristi L. Arndt

The Phenomenon of Large Classes and Practical Suggestions for Teaching Them – Frank Gillespie

Effective Classroom Discussions – William E. Cashin

Active Learning Strategies in Face-to-Face Courses – Barbara J. Mills

Effective Lecturing – William E. Cashin

Improving Instructors’ Speaking Skills – Nancy R. Goulden

The Flipped Classroom – Anne M. Braseby