Many people view summer as the time to relax, have a cool drink by the pool, and catch up on all the fun reading you couldn’t get to during the semester. However, not everyone can indulge in vacation time over the summer, especially when you’re teaching during a summer session! Since this time is so different than the fall and spring terms, it’s sometimes hard to get into a rhythm and find exactly how you want to teach your shorter course. However, we found this list of tips from instructor Janet Mizrahi helpful in starting your summer session off to a success.
Some of her tips include:
- Being honest with students about the workload
- Creating daily activities that vary each time and keep students engaged
- Grading quickly and efficiently so students (and you!) don’t fall behind
Check out her full list of tips here, and let us know what tips you have for teaching summer courses in the comments!
Mizrahi, Janet. “Tips for Teaching Summer Session.” BizComBuzz. BizComBuzz, 22 pril 2015. Web. 24 June 2016.