Effective Teaching Activities

  • Real world activities
  • Can be understood at a variety of levels
  • Related to a real-world problem; solving a real problem
  • Fun: engaging, allows students to be successful
  • Allows students to work with data
  • Well-organized
  • Includes contextual information
  • Students explain things to each other
  • Require creative thinking or independent thought
  • Having a tangible, clear end product
  • Incorporates feedback to students before they are done
  • Uses familiar technology in a new way, or using new technology
  • Uses visual aids that are easily accessible
  • Allows students to formulate their own questions
  • Students compare methodologies

Additional ideas: email cormand@carleton.edu