By Jean-Pascal Beaudoin on Thursday, 02 February 2017
Category: Teaching and learning

Communication Tips for a Successful Teaching Experience

Effective teaching is about communicating and interacting wisely with students: Integrating substance and style to your messages allow you to optimize learning by supporting intellectual excitement and interpersonal rapport. Indeed, students learn best when instructors are interested and interesting!

Now, consider the following two questions: What and how is the course content communicated? How do you enhance the students-professor pedagogical relationship? Here are some tips to guide you in answering those questions:

One last advice: Have fun teaching, it is to everyone’s benefit!


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Richmond, V.P., Wrench, J.S., Gorham, J. (2009). Communication, Affect, & Learning in the Classroom, 3rd Edition. Printed in the United States. E-book, under the Creative Commons license. 267p. (Available in e-book format)

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