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Teaching strategies

Explore strategies for engaging students in learning.

Many of these strategies can be easily adapted to online learning using myCourses Discussions and Zoom.


Student wearing headphones looking at a laptop

How do I ensure that students come to class prepared?

Group of students having a meeting

How do I encourage discussion and get students to ask good questions?

Stack of sticky notes

How do I move away from traditional lectures and engage students in course content?

Group of students laughing and looking at a laptop

How do I set up groups and integrate group work and teamwork into my classes?

Rubiks cube

How do I get students to approach problem-solving in a creative way?

Two students looking at a computer

How do I get students to apply their learning to situations outside the classroom?

Student making a mind map of a whiteboard

How do I get students to synthesize what they do know, and reflect on what they dont?

Students looking at wall of sticky notes

How do I get students to become aware of their misconceptions?

What technologies are available, at McGill and beyond, to support my teaching?

Hochelaga rock

What are some Indigenous teaching strategies that I might consider using in my course?

Fountain pen

Writing Assignment Toolkit

Discover tools for creating effective writing assignments, as well as strategies for commenting on and assessing students' written work.


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