Professorial Persona Quintessential Lecturer

You share meaningful information with students and deepen their understanding through your assignments.

Tips to Try

  1. Create homework assignments that support students in learning through their struggles
  2. Make your passion for chemistry contagious  
  3. Maximize practice in problem-solving with recitations/discussion sections or optional study sessions 
  4. Toss some Q&A Checks for Understanding or Problem-Solving Pauses into your lecture

Top Resources for You

More practice
makes perfect

Does your course include weekly problem-solving small group meetings? It easily can! Here's a WEBINAR RECORDING with Professors Scott Reid and Tara Todd sharing best practices on recitation/discussion sections. See how they control for section-leader variation and ensure students have a wide breadth of questions to work on.

make homework
a learning experience

From grading policies to scaffolded questions, assignment settings to built-in pedagogical feedback – small changes go a long way in transforming your homework assignments into impactful learning experiences. Here's a quick guide on ways your assignments can help students learn from their mistakes and build mastery.

Student Still
Having Misconceptions?

Sometimes simplifying complex chemistry concepts can unintentionally lead to student misconceptions. Dr. Hans-Dieter Barke, author of "Misconceptions in Chemistry: Addressing Perceptions in Chemical Education," shares common pitfalls and ways instructors can prevent these issues.

professor Sam Banerjee

A high-quality online homework platform provides greater comprehension and engagement for students. Sam finds Aktiv Chemistry to be far "more impactful" than other platforms: With the Lewis structure drawing tool, students successfully create and understand their diagrams. With dimensional analysis modules, students visually grasp "how to arrange the units in the correct way..."

Making passion palpable
Live webinar

Following up on her recent ACS presentation, Prof. Beverly Meinzer shares her journey from lecture-driven to student-centered, explaining the specific ways she adjusted her approach to engage students. From positive reinforcement to mobile-friendly tech, hear the strategies that have been most impactful.

Jnl of Chem Ed:
"Introduction to Active Learning in Organic Chemistry"

A clear, succinct article that outlines and summarizes different active learning practices that fit well into any chemistry class (not just organic!). From integrating peer-led activities to pre-lecture questions that get students ready for lecture, in-class q&a polls/activities to POGIL. Well worth the quick read for inspiration and ideas.


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