Teaching Best Practices & Lecture Feedback Template

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1. Lectures

1.1. Feedback from

1.1.1. John Doe overall content presentation relationship

1.2. Content

1.2.1. Start by checking in with them, before lecture why to make them comfortable to have them speak in the space, expand their comfort zone what how they're doing did they have any a-ha moments?

1.2.2. Key points what is the topic what is not the topic "if you only walk away with two things from this..." give them at the beginning and again at the end

1.2.3. Definitions Don't use jargon without introducing first they'll be lost Show your slides to a 5-year old "Mommy, what's ActiveRecord??"

1.2.4. Clarity Underscore non-obvious things & common mistakes

1.2.5. Demonstrate Knowledge of Topic

1.2.6. Talk about 'why' whenever possible, especially if audience seems at all disengaged

1.2.7. Give concrete examples Use standard examples used in docs: Users/Posts etc.

1.2.8. Topics Balance, Flow, Time Management

1.2.9. Meta Learning anything you taught beyond the specific technical topic possible examples how to be a DBC student EE / feelings how to learn

1.2.10. What's Next? feed the overachievers

1.3. Presentation

1.3.1. Voice Volume Loud and consistent vs. low and trailing off be loud check Tone Dynamic vs. monotone Speed Varied and generally slower Slowing down vs. using fillers ('uh', 'like')

1.3.2. Lighten/change it up why how add humor, like Jen's animals share quirky/unexpected info Sherif's "let's look at 5-10 things, 5 seconds on each" (calculated, mindful) swearing

1.3.3. Visual Aids Slides or no slides? If you use someone else's slides, you're likely to get screwed at some point Browse Rails Guides or other docs Live coding Start from scratch Give a simple example first before more complex ones

1.3.4. Time integrity address time at the beginning request permission or at least apologize if you're going over

1.3.5. Awareness of environment extra noise lights

1.4. Relationship with audience

1.4.1. Getting a feedback loop on audience understanding bad signs fidgeting using mobile phones silence confused questions good signs engaged questions forward lean smiles buzzing

1.4.2. What do they already know about the topic?

1.4.3. Make it interactive Make sure it's not a monologue At least ask questions Get them to do something Code Use whiteboards Vote understanding thumb-to-5 Pair/group time Get them out of their chairs

1.4.4. Answering questions 1. Validate question even by just specifically addressing what they're saying ask clarifying questions 2. Give the answer 3. Cut off if necessary excessive or off-topic questions "let me just give it to you so we don't struggle" after 45 seconds 4. Occasional follow ups does that make sense, did that answer your question? who was helped by that question?

1.4.5. Intangibles Be Yourself Use your own slides so you can be more comfortable But play the role of yourself with enthusiasm! They're watching... Empathy You get what it might be like to be them Communicating self-confidence this is why tone matters try to be loud and emphatic with your thoughts example Care about whether they learned something if they had a simple quiz right after, how would they do? ask them fist-to-5 how comfortable they feel with it

2. More

2.1. Sherif's ideas

2.1.1. more 10 min of lecture feedback

2.1.2. students helping design curriculum

2.1.3. public pair coding between two teachers teacher and student

2.1.4. teachers talking about their student experience here not hiding it out of shame