10 Things I Learned Teaching First Year Inquiry

Suzanne Crosta, Faculty of Humanities

  1. Design activities that will generate questions.
  2. Redefine my role: coordinator, resource person, mediator, counsellor, etc.
  3. Help students dela with the loss of the textbook.
  4. Show students your concern about absenteeism.
  5. Enhance group learning by devising a series of self-group assessment instruments.
  6. Five minute summaries of lessons, exercises, discussions and assessments.
  7. Students need feedback as soon as possible.
  8. Students need second opportunity to see how they are progressing.
  9. Students need help in narrowing down their central question.
  10. Remind students that they pick at your brain.