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A Practical Guide to Effective Post Secondary Teaching and Learning

Chapter 2 - Organizing and Teaching to Meet Student Needs

2A. What are some key reminders about effective teaching and motivating students?

"A teacher as scholar is important, the teacher as a person is crucial, the teacher as an effective communicator is indispensible."

- J. Jordan


The University of Manitoba Handbook (2007), provides an overview of excellent teaching attributes from a student perspective.

Effective teaching is intimately connected to motivating students in our courses. Cameron (2007), in the University of Manitoba handbook, reminds us what we can do to assist students to achieve at a high level.

The University of Waterloo, as part of their teaching center teaching tips, provides an outstanding overview for motivating students and effective communication which are common traits in inspirational teaching.