First Days of Class


The First Days of Class, DePaul University guide

Making the Most of the First Day of Class, Carnegie Mellon University guide

First Day Essentials, Western Washington University guide 

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Establishing a comfortable classroom from day one: student perceptions of the reciprocal interview. College Teaching, Case, M. et al. (2008) 

Ten things to make the first day (and the rest) of the semester successful. The Teaching Professor, Clement, M. C. (2007). 

Making the Most of Your First Day of Class. The Physics Teacher, Gaffney, J. D. H., & Whitaker, J. T. (2015).

A Good Beginning. Journal of Chemical Education, Sayre, W. G., & Sayre, N. E. (1999).

First-day questions for the learner-centered classroom. National Teaching and Learning Forum, Smith, G. (2008)


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Student Engagement Techniques, Elizabeth Barkley, 2010

Teaching What You Don't Know, Theresa Huston, 2009

Tools for Teaching, 2nd ed., Barbara Davis, 2009


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