# Teaching Tips

## Introduce the growth mindset

Students pursue more effective learning strategies when they see intellectual abilities as malleable i.e. have a growth mindset rather than innate i.e. having a fixed mindset. Students with a growth mindset are more willing to learn from mistakes and challenge themselves.

## Integrate active learning

During the lecture, engage your students in problem solving, discussing or debating content, practicing skills, or presenting or summarizing information.

## Encourage questions

By encouraging students to ask questions, you gain insights into parts of your explanation that were unclear and better understand what students find difficult about the topic.

## Require students to self-assess

You can ask students to re-explain a topic to a neighbor or solve a problem that requires them to apply a new idea or skill. Students might otherwise assume that they understand the content better than they do.

## Ask students for feedback

Ask for students' feedback and in written form.

## Structure collaboration

To ensure that all students have access to an information support network, provide structured collaboration opportunities where students can get to know each other.

Reference: http://csteachingtips.org/

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