Quick Starts 


FDC Quick Starts in teaching are concise documents designed to:

  • give you quick insight into effective pedagogical practices and principles
  • serve as handy reference documents as you follow these tips
  • summarize important research findings on teaching and learning
  • introduce you to topics that you can explore further through our other professional development opportunities and services

5 Principles of Effective Instruction

6 Tips for Teaching with Principles of Adult Learning Theory

15 Tips for Giving Effective Feedback When Time is Short

22 Tips for Teaching First-Generation College StudentsPDF File

How to Create Effective Summer & Intersession Classes

How to Foster Critical Thinking

How to Get Everyone Talking In Class

How to Help Students in Distress

How to Turn Your Teaching into Scholarship

Planning Effective Use of Collaborative Learning

Using Midterm Course Evaluations

Using and Understanding Unusual Letter GradesPDF File

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