What Are the Three Worst Mistakes to Make in the Classroom?
This fast, focused presentation zeroes in on a trio of potential higher education teaching pitfalls … one involving how you teach, one what you teach, and one whom you teach. You’ll come away with ideas you can use right away to avoid problems and create a positive, productive learning environment.
Create a positive learning environment
You work too hard in the classroom to let your efforts get derailed by common – and avoidable – mistakes.
Practice a little preventive medicine.
This Magna 20-Minute Mentor is full of valuable higher education teaching strategies as you teach face-to-face.
It's presented by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D., consultant, editor of The Teaching Professor and professor emerita at Penn State-Berks.
In this professional development program on CD we explain:
- How you balance the need to deliver content with spontaneous learning opportunities.
- How to avoid pre-judging students’ learning capacity.
- How you maintain an environment of opportunity for all students.
- How to optimize your professional development.
You’ll come away with ideas you can use right away to avoid problems and create a positive, productive learning environment.
Product Code: PM11CA
Maryellen Weimer has edited The Teaching Professor newsletter since 1987 and writes the Teaching Professor Blog.
The Teaching Professor Blog features a new weekly post from Maryellen on such topics as: the scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom policies, active learning, assessment, generational differences, and student performance.
She is a professor emerita of Teaching and Learning at Penn State Berks and won Penn State’s Milton S. Eisenhower award for distinguished teaching in 2005. Dr. Weimer has a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Penn State.
Dr. Weimer has consulted with over 450 colleges and universities on instructional issues and regularly keynotes national meetings and regional conferences throughout the US and Canada.
She has published several books, including: Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning: Professional Literature that Makes a Difference (Jossey-Bass, 2006), Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2002).
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