Strategies that help eliminate overpreparing for classes: Opinion

December 21, 2020

Overpreparing for classes is a common faculty problem, writes Denise K Magner. The author explains that instructors should move past overpreparing for classes by allowing the homework they have assigned to introduce, explain, clarify, and cover important material. Magner writes that instructors can identify and refine a small number of strategies that they can use during classes; these strategies will both fill class time and provide valuable learning experiences for students. The author suggests that instructors try strategies such as beginning class with a writing exercise, using a “connection” question at the end of class, having students work in groups to annotate a text, or using electronic polling. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (International)