Timely Teaching Tips: Helping Students Maintain Momentum – Weeks 3 and 4 Winter 2023

Share strategies with students for maintaining motivation and well-being.

Winter begins what many faculty refer to as the “22 week term.” Students are adjusting to the darker days and rainy conditions, progressing through the term, and trying to plan ahead for summer opportunities. Dedicating a few minutes of class time to share strategies and resources with your students can make a big difference in helping them maintain their motivation and well-being.

Reading Strategies

Need effective strategies to get students to read assigned material before they attend class? Learn five research-based approaches from the Center for Teaching and Learning in Motivating Students to Complete Pre-Class Readings.

Boost Student Motivation

Looking for strategies to boost student motivation? See How You Can Help Students Get Things Done for a concise guide to successful approaches the Academic Success Center uses to discuss motivation with students, and tools that you can use to support your students.

Writing Consultants and Academic Coaches

Wondering how to help students find academic support? Trained peer writing consultants and academic coaches support student writing and research projects. Make an announcement in class or on Canvas about the Writing Center, or use email or a 1:1 conversation to recommend Academic Coaching. Your recommendations can normalize and encourage use of these resources.

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Additional Timely Events & Resources!

This is just the tip of the resources available to teaching faculty! Join us in a Spring term professional development event.

Browse the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) website.

Request a one-on-one consultation with a CTL faculty or one-on-one help from a technology expert.

In addition, CTL Fellows in participating colleges are ready to engage in pedagogical conversations.

Timely Teaching Tips Series

Find these tips useful? There are more! In this series of blog posts, useful tips roll out every two to three weeks of the term. These tips draw from the short, just-in-time tips that have appeared in the OSU Today since 2020. They are a result of the collaborative efforts between the Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technologies, along with the support from Ecampus, the Academic Success Center, OSU Libraries, University Relations and Marketing, and others.

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