Think of the information on this site as you would a menu. It provides a variety of strategies, tools and resources from which to pick and choose.
The strategies on this site are based on research. They are also based on ideas and techniques that other University of Texas faculty have found to be effective in supporting student well-being. When considering the strategies or ideas you’d like to try, think about your personal interactions and teaching style. Not every strategy is the right fit, so pick one that feels comfortable and do it well. Some are easier than others to embed. According to students, some of the simplest ideas can have a huge impact when done authentically.
I’M IN KIND OF A LARGER CLASS, BUT MY PROFESSOR KNOWS EVERY PERSON’S NAME BY WEEK TWO… I REALLY APPRECIATED IT. I THINK THAT SMALL THING MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE.