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Starting Strong- The First Day of Class

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Storrs Campus
online via WebEx

The first day of class can be a source of anxiety for students and instructors. Should I just give out the syllabus and call it a day? How much information can students actually remember? Should I go into course content already? But how about the students that will be adding/dropping my class in the first two weeks? And what am I supposed to make of research that suggests that less than 30 seconds of observation of a new teacher can predict end-of-semester teaching evaluations? In this talk, we will discuss strategies and ideas for a successful first day of class that can set the tone you want for the whole course.

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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) (primary), Rowe Building, UConn Master Calendar

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