Teaching Tips

Each Teaching Tip briefly presents a strategy that can be incorporated into your class to improve student learning, along with the research that supports it.

We’d love to get your feedback on these tips, so please drop us a line at learningresearch@northeastern.edu to let us know what you think.

Click on the links below to view each tip.  You can also browse our bite-sized Teaching Tidbits.

Teaching TipTheme
Active LearningActive/Experiential Learning
Advancing Student Learning with ePortfoliosOnline
Approaches to Effective Group WorkTeaching Essentials
Building Knowledge Through TransferActive/Experiential Learning
In-Class Activities for Deeper LearningActive/Experiential Learning
Course (Re)DesignTeaching Essentials
Creating Outcomes that Guide LearningAssessment/Rubrics
Critical ThinkingTeaching Essentials
Culturally Inclusive Teaching StrategiesDiversity/Inclusivity
Cumulative Final ExamsAssessment/Rubrics
Current Events in the ClassroomTeaching Essentials
Deepening Conceptual Understanding through Writing-to-LearnTeaching Essentials
Demonstrating Teaching Effectiveness Beyond TRACE ScoresAssessment/Rubrics
Developing a Learner-Center SyllabusTeaching Essentials
Developing RubricsAssessment/Rubrics
Effective In-Class DemonstrationsTeaching Essentials
Effective Classroom DiscussionsTeaching Essentials
Envisioning Online TeachingOnline
Evidence-Based TeachingTeaching Essentials
Facilitating Discussions Face-to-Face and OnlineTeaching Essentials
Gamification of LearningActive/Experiential Learning
Helping STEM Students Improve Their WritingSTEM
Hybrid Course DesignTeaching Essentials
Incorporating Contemplative Practices into ClassTeaching Essentials
Incorporating Students’ Experiential Learning into ClassActive/Experiential Learning
Leveraging the First Day of ClassTeaching Essentials
Leveraging Multimedia for LearningTeaching Technology
A Metacognitive Approach to TeachingTeaching Essentials
Midterm Course EvaluationAssessment/Rubrics
Motivating Online StudentsOnline
Problem- and Project-Based LearningActive/Experiential Learning
Re-envisioning LecturesTeaching Essentials
Reflect on the Learning Environments You CreateReflection
Reflecting on the Last Day of ClassReflection
Student Feedback TeamsAssessment/Rubrics
Teaching Amidst Class CancellationsTeaching Essentials
Teaching Philosophies that Encourage ReflectionReflection
Teaching Summer and Condensed CoursesTeaching Essentials
"Being There" in Online CoursesOnline
Crafting Effective Feedback for StudentsAssessment/Rubrics
Flipping the ClassroomActive/Experiential Learning
Promoting Intercultural Competence in ClassDiversity/Inclusivity
Integrating ReflectionReflection
Utilizing Team-Based LearningTeaching Essentials
Two-Stage Collaborative ExamsAssessment/Rubrics
Using Assessments to Enhance LearningAssessment/Rubrics
Using Clickers and Polling in ClassroomsTeaching Technology
Using Learning Analytics for LearningTeaching Essentials
Using Pausing to Promote LearningTeaching Essentials
Using Questions to Enhance LearningTeaching Essentials
Using Rubrics for Efficient and Effective Assessment of Student LearningAssessment/Rubrics
Using Students' Prior Knowledge and Experience to Enhance MotivationTeaching Essentials