What do students want from
Follow through on what you tell me
Take some interest in me as a learner
Know your content
Explain assignments and my grades
Be available when you say you are
Return my emails
Night Introductions PowerPoint
Student Information Form
Clear grading criteria for the course &
Clear policies (attendance, lateness, late
assignments, make-up exams)
Ensure that students understand policies
Keep it Positive!
is paramount. We want to
create a fun, supportive, and valuable
learning community in EDUC 120.
Students can expect a supportive
learning environment. The professor will
be accountable and provide prompt and
frank feedback on students’ academic
work and commitment. (EDUC 120
Express Your Accountability to
Posted on my Bb sites:
I try to be very accountable to my students. Please
review the syllabus for my office hours, both on
campus and online. Email is the best way to
contact me outside of face-to-face classes and
on-campus office hours. I will respond to your
email or phone calls usually within 24 hours.
Course assignments will be returned within 7 days.
If you have a question or need feedback, do not
hesitate to get in touch with me!
I look forward to working with you this semester!
Here's to a great semester!
Be Proactive: Develop a
rapport with students and
between your students for a positive
Studies show that “caring” has a strong
influence on learning.
Learn students’ names ASAP
Use of peer learning strategies
Ask for ongoing student feedback
Be organized; Have a plan and share it
about college vs. high school?
Now we are paying for an education.
Brookhaven College: Classroom
Management: Dealing with Difficult
Sample Faculty Resources
The Center for Research on Teaching and
Learning, The University of Michigan
Managing Classroom Conflict, Center for
Faculty Excellence, UNCH, November 2004
On Campus: Center for Teaching & Learning
Keep student and your chair/director
Work with advising and if applicable,
Try to Make Classroom
Conflicts a Teaching Moment
do you want to achieve?
Listen activity and watch body language of
everyone, including yourself
Prepare for the next time
come to the frightening conclusion
that I am the decisive element in the
classroom. It’s my personal approach
that creates the climate. It’s my daily
mood that makes the weather. . . .
Haim Ginott, 1976
“If teaching were easy, everyone would
be doing it!” Anonymous