What do the best teachers do? What are their most important strategies and characteristics? Recent researches identify 5 fundamental strategies for helping students learn, which my brother J. Clark and I spoke about in a recent podcast.
In a recent research study, I studied the teaching strategies and characteristics of award-winning instructors in higher education to see how they use Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction. The study confirmed that these principles are used by excellent teachers and provides some powerful examples of how flexible these principles are. You can read the article at the link below:
What are your experiences with these principles? How do you make sure to apply them consistently and effectively?