First Days of Class
Goals for First Day of Class: Merlot video case stories: http://elixr.merlot.org/case-stories/course-preparation--design/first-day-of-class/goals-for-first-day-of-class7
Making the Most of the First Day of Class, Carnegie Mellon University: http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/designteach/teach/firstday.html
First Day of Class: What Can/Should We Do? L. Dee Fink: http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/lt/programs/new_faculty/2008/Materials_0808/1_dayofclass_article1.pdf
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Clement, M. C. (2007). Ten things to make the first day (and the rest) of the semester successful. The Teaching Professor, 21(7), 1-3.
Gaffney, J. D. H., & Whitaker, J. T. (2015). Making the Most of Your First Day of Class. The Physics Teacher, 53(3), 137–139.
Sayre, W. G., & Sayre, N. E. (1999). A Good Beginning. Journal of Chemical Education, 76(5), 621.
Smith, G. (2008) First-day questions for the learner-centered classroom. National Teaching and Learning Forum, 17(5), 1-4.
Weimer, M. Five Things to do on the First Day of Class. (2013). The Teaching Professor Blog: www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/five-things-to-do-on-the-first-day-of-class/
Student Engagement Techniques, Elizabeth Barkley, 2010
Teaching What You Don't Know, Theresa Huston, 2009
Tools for Teaching, 2nd ed., Barbara Davis, 2009