What Do Good Teachers Do?•Know their discipline inside and out•Start with the students rather than the discipline•Create a natural critical learning environment–Pose intriguing problems–Ask important and/or provocative questions–Help students understand the significance of the question–Give students authentic tasksSee: Bain, Ken (2004). What the Best College Teachers Do. Harvard University Press.
A Few More Things•Engage students in higher-order intellectual activity •Provide challenging but supportive conditions where–Learners have a sense of control–Believe their work will be considered fairly–Work collaboratively–Can fail, receive feedback, and try again•Assess their own efforts
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