Other Online Teaching Resources

Other Online Teaching Resources

Stanford Teaching Commons

Small Group Work: This brief article describes how a Chemistry instructor used small group work sessions to complement course lectures and engage students. The techniques used are adaptable for review sessions working on problem sets, case studies or even discussion.

Stanford Course Profiles

Browse this site for course profiles across all disciplines and including a variety of course formats.

Highlight: Real World Examples Help in Interpreting Statistics

Highlight: A MOOC for Growing an Organization (a course in the Graduate School of Business)

Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning: Teaching Your Course 

Faculty Focus: The Teaching Professor is a blog dedicated to pedagogy, ethics, and the intersection of teaching and research in academic careers.

10 Effective Classroom Management Techniques:  Contains 10 mini-articles that reference other more extensive articles and studies. This is a good starting point for those who want to examine these issues in depth.

Washington University: The Teaching Center

Increasing Student Participation: A succinct guide with strategies for fielding student questions and tips for interacting with all students in your class (talkative and not talkative).

The Economics Network: Learning and Teaching

The Handbook for Economics Lecturers & TAs: A comprehensive guide for new TAs.

The Pedagogy of Case Studies: How to use case studies effectively.

AEA Teaching ResourcesEconomics teaching advice and resources.

Games and classroom exercises: Ideas to add variety to your teaching.

Tenure, She Wrote: A blog written by women in a variety of fields across academia, all working toward tenure or tenure-track jobs.

Teaching While Dissertating: How to structure your course to manage your workload as a graduate student. This post will help you anticipate the time commitment attached to certain aspects of lecturing, course design, and, even, classroom policies.

Disrespect in the Classroom: This concise post will help you prepare for moments when your authority is directly challenged in the classroom. This post also contains links to other articles and written from a woman’s point of view.

Dressing for Academia: This post is written for women in academia and broadly discusses gender issues in academia while giving comprehensive advice on how to “put yourself together.”

Ted Talk: Amy Cuddy on Body Language

This thought-provoking, and wildly popular, Ted Talk is useful for anyone preparing for teaching, public speaking, or a job interview.

Preparing a Philosophy of Teaching Statement

Philosophy of Teaching Statements are notoriously challenging to write. Best written in the first person, these statements should reflect an individual approach to teaching and draw from personal experience as a TA, instructor or student.

The Chicago Center for Teaching offers individual consultations to help in writing and revising a Philosophy of Teaching Statement. The Center recommends Nancy Chism's essay on teaching statements as well as a rubric to guide your writing.

The University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching also offers helpful online resources including "Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy for the Academic Job Market."