Make sure you're prepared for the new term, read our infographic for all the tips on how to create the perfect environment for your teaching! 

  1. Be clear with your students about expectations:
    1. What are the learning objectives for the module? What participation do you expect from students? For example, is there an opportunity for discussion, do students need to raise their hand with a question? What expectations do you have about studnets reading their course textbooks? How will the module be assessed?
  2. Clearly communicate class rules
    1. Set clear boundaries with students about what is tolerated in class around phone use and other technology, food and drink, talking with other class participants.
  3. Explain what is needed to succeed on the course
    1. Make clear that good attendance, reading the required textbooks, taking part in group discussions can all help the student to succeed.
  4. Set the tone for the class
    1. Set a good example and make sure you're well-prepared for class - read the course textbook beforehand and get to know the ancillary content. Make sure you arrive ahead of time and are there to greet students with an approchable tone. Enthusiasm is infectious - convey your interest in the subject!
  5. Encourage a two-way dialogue
    1. Get to know your students and have a good understanding of their expectations of the course. Find our more about their motivations and experience with the subject.
  6. Monitor student wellness
    1. Setting an honest and open environment can help with monitoring the wellness of your students, have regular check-in if you feel individuals are struggling and need your support.
  7. Communicate teaching and learning strategies
    1. What teaching strategies will you be using on the course? What learning strategies can students use?
  8. Be mindful of individual learning and communication needs
    1. Get to know your students - are there any ways you can help those with individual learning needs or resources to help international students?