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These comprehensive A to Z guides will teach you how to tackle common problems and perform important tasks in your classroom and your career. Our expert writers walk you through everything you need to know, and provide links to research and additional resources.

  • Advice

    How to Run a Good Meeting

    You’ve been in your share of awful meetings. Here’s how to lead better ones.
  • Advice

    How to Make the Most of an Academic Conference

    Advice on navigating professional meetings in all formats — in person, virtual, and hybrid.
  • Advice

    How to Give Your Students Better Feedback With Technology

    Feedback can be a powerful force in college classrooms. This comprehensive guide will show you how to provide it in more effective ways.
  • New Semester

    How to Make Smart Choices About Tech for Your Course

    Choosing the right tech tools for your teaching means making strategic choices, weighing costs against payoffs, and staying laser-focused on your course goals — and that is what this guide aims to help you do.
  • Advice

    How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive

    This comprehensive guide offers a road map to make sure your classroom interactions and course design reach all students, not just some of them.
  • New Semester

    How to Hold a Better Class Discussion

    Good discussions involve taking risks, by the students and the professor. This comprehensive guide is filled with tips to help improve yours.
  • Advice

    How to Be a Better Online Teacher

    Many professors don’t know how to teach online, and may not know how to improve at it. Our comprehensive guide can help.
  • New Semester

    How to Make Your Teaching More Engaging

    Stimulate your students’ curiosity — and help them learn — using the tried-and-true techniques in this comprehensive guide.
  • New Semester

    How to Teach a Good First Day of Class

    The first day of class is crucial both for your students and for you. This guide will help you make opening day as effective as possible.
  • New Semester

    How to Create a Syllabus

    There’s never a bad time to re-examine and rethink how to write your syllabus. This guide walks you through everything you need to know, with specific tips and strategies, to craft an effective syllabus.