For new and experienced teachers alike, our Very Short Guides overview a core pedagogical concept or practice in a single page.
In each, you’ll find a concise introduction, practical suggestions for easy implementation, and a few references to high-impact further reading. Read them all the way through for a comprehensive view of good teaching’s fundamentals, or choose the one that best meets your immediate needs. If you’d like to explore any of these topics in greater depth, please be in touch!
Syllabus and Assignment Design
Fundamentals of Syllabus Design
Establishing Learning Goals
Scaffolding Student Learning
High-stakes and Low-stakes Assignments
Fundamentals of Prompt Design
Assigning Real-world Genres
Designing Documents for Students
Establishing Policy and Procedure
In the Classroom
Building Classroom Community
Teaching with Lecture
Teaching with Small Groups
Teaching with PowerPoint
Teaching with the Whiteboard
Managing Difficult Class Dynamics
Assessment and Evaluation
The Very Short Guides were created by the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College and all Guides are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license.