Over time, every teacher develops his or her own style; what works for one instructor doesn’t necessarily work for another. Gather our best teachers together, and you will find among them a wide range of methods (discussion, lecture, case-based), media (overheads, PowerPoint, handouts), class participation (group presentations, pop-quizzes, learning games) and humor. But there are some basic guidelines that most good teachers follow that can help make your initial experience in the classroom a positive one for you and your students. Once you have become more comfortable, you can start to experiment with different strategies. Until then, always feel free to ask more experienced faculty for help.
Active learning, critical thinking and problem-solving
Encouraging discussion and responding to questions
Teaching with cases
Clinical and laboratory teaching skills
Managing the Classroom
Tips from SVM instructors