Classes Feeling Stale these Days? Add a Little Zing this Spring

Sometimes when you’ve taught the same course from year to year to year it starts feeling as worn and tiresome as a 100,000-mile car with squeaky A-frame bushings. You lose your enthusiasm in the classroom, and the students stop showing up. Incorporating a change or two, or a whole new pedagogical idea, can have you running on a new set of tires. Here’s a web site, TeachingHistory.org, with ideas that might add a few more miles to your course. Its primary audience is high-school teachers, but, remember, our department’s most-decorated teacher, Steve Noll, spent his first career in the grade-school classroom.

http://teachinghistory.org/best-practices

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