Getting the most out of class without overpreparing

August 1, 2018

One of the biggest challenges for early-career instructors is learning not to overprepare for class, writes James M Lang. While instructors might do this for many admirable reasons, Lang notes that one of the most common is the belief that every minute of class time must be spent introducing, explaining, clarifying, and covering the course material. In this case, Lang recommends that instructors let the homework they have assigned do some of this work for them. The author then offers a toolkit containing four types of classroom activities to help instructors get the most out of their time in class. Chronicle of Higher Education