OIDSurviving the First Quarter of Teaching


The first day of class

What will you do on the first day? It's a good idea to begin the class by introducing yourself. You might also explain what your goals will be for section.

Most importantly, you should take some time to think about how you will introduce students to the course material in a way that imparts your enthusiasm and encourages their active interest.

Rob Groves (Classics) talks about the first day.

Begin Instruction

For most discussion sections you only have 50 minutes per week.