teaching

Overview

Engaging students takes a combination of well-structured course design, lesson planning, meaningful assessments and a supportive class community. Well-structured courses and lessons help students focus on what is important and why it’s important, so they don’t feel overwhelmed or lost in the content. Meaningful assessments help students practice using the content in new ways and authentic situations, which gives them better preparation for their future. A supportive class community gives students more confidence when learning challenging content and creates an inviting environment that encourages them to return to class. 

 

 

This short video on motivating students is an introduction to how instructors combine these elements in their classes. Details about engaging and motivating students can be found throughout this website.

Contacts

Instructional Consultation
1130 Kerr Hall
oic@id.ucsb.edu
805-893-2972

TA Development Program
1130 Kerr Hall
id-tadp@ucsb.edu
805-893-2972