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Five Steps to a Successful Class Start!

July 25, 2016 | By Barbara Carder
Teaching Effectiveness

A good start is critical to a successful class. Modeling active learning right from the start will show students that they are in an interactive environment and will be expected to actively participate in the learning process.

Follow these steps to ensure that your class gets off to a roaring good start!


8 icebreakers adapted for online student communities. www.simplek12.com/tlc/classroom

Garrett, J. & Clement, M. (2013, August 12). Advice for the first day of class: Today we will. http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/effective-classroom-management/

Weimer, M. (2016). 5 things to do on the first day of class. http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/

About the Author

Barbara Carder

Barbara Carder holds a Master of Science in Marketing & Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication, both from Franklin University.