March 2009

Making the Most of the Last Day of Class

Often professors see the last day of class as a chance to clear up the unfinished business of a course, passing back papers, preparing students for the final exam, administering course evaluations etc. While these activities are important, the last day of class can also be an opportunity for students to reflect on and fully synthesize what they have learned in the course and to understand how they  might further their studies.  Here are some suggestions for activities you can use on the last day of class to help with these activities:  

Reflect on Teaching

Now that we are back to begin another term, we have a different sort of tip for you. Please take a few minutes, before thing get hopping again, to reflect on your teaching and experiences with the courses you offer. Give some thought to the two questions below, writing your responses will help to solidify your thinking and is highly recommended: