Classroom Management

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Academic Integrity - Information about ethical student behavior, preventing plagiarism, and using turnitin.com.

Best Practices - Provides suggestions for engaging students in discussions and links to external resources on how to negotiate challenging student-teacher interactions.

Class Observations - Faculty professional development can include regular classroom visits by peers. These observations are conducted only when requested by individual faculty members.

Classroom Security: Tips on handling emergencies and disruptions. Please also refer to the Office of Emergency Management's comprehensive plan.

Classroom Atmosphere: Diversity and Inclusion - Information about managing your environment and suggestions for setting a proper tone for students.

Widespread Absences Lesson Plan - Strategies you can use for your classes when large numbers of students are likely to be absent or even when they are not.

Non-native Speakers - Assistance for instructors or students who are non-native speakers of English.

UCF Policies - Information from the UCF Policies and Procedures Manual that is directly relevant for your teaching and classroom experiences.

World Café Discussion Method - A summary of the method developed by the World Café for hosting and mediating discussion in large groups.

 

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Mathilda Van Niekerk
College of Hospitality Management Mathilda     Van Niekerk My philosophy of teaching has developed over the course of many years of teaching and industry experience in South Africa and the USA.  Looking back on my career, I have found that my mission as a teacher has always been based on the following unchanging principles: I always want to ensure that my students un...

Josh Colwell
College of Sciences Josh  Colwell I joined UCF after 17 years at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I was a Research Scientist. There, I took every opportunity to teach, though teaching was outside my normal duties. My love of teaching was my primary motivation for moving to UCF. My emphasis is on the fundamental concepts rather than...

Ann Miller
College of Sciences Ann Miller My goals in the classes I teach are for students to not only develop foundational knowledge and skills in the topic area but also to develop enthusiasm about the subject, learn about themselves, and learn how to learn. Although these goals may be reached in different ways depending on the semester and the course,...