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Teaching Tips

CETL Teaching Tips are a collection of “Aha!” moments from workshops, conferences, and teaching and learning faculty development that helps us better facilitate group work, engage more students in discussions, reflection our faculty roles, and more. These tips come from faculty at Oakland University and across the country. For questions, comments, or feedback about these tips, contact Christina Moore (

We’re happy to announce Rachel Smydra as the first guest editor of the Teaching Blog for the 2023-2024 academic year. If you would like to contribute a piece to the blog this year, please reach out to Rachel at

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  1. Teaching in 10 Words

    Mon Sep 25, 2023 07:30 AM
  2. Jumpstart Student Engagement and Curiosity with ABC

    Mon Sep 18, 2023 07:30 AM
  3. Increase Large Class Engagement with Mentimeter Polling

    Mon Sep 11, 2023 07:30 AM
  4. Early Feedback Leads to Student Success

    Mon Sep 4, 2023 07:30 AM
  5. QTR: Quality Time Remaining

    Mon Aug 28, 2023 07:30 AM
  6. Preparing Courses with AI in Mind

    Mon Aug 21, 2023 07:30 AM
  7. Creating an Intentional Communication System

    Mon Aug 14, 2023 07:30 AM
  8. Five Ideas for Seeing the Syllabus with Fresh Eyes

    Mon Aug 7, 2023 07:30 AM
  9. Syllabus Updates in Practice, Policy, and Personality

    Mon Jul 31, 2023 07:30 AM
  10. How to Prevent Dogs (and Computers) from Eating Student Work

    Mon Jun 19, 2023 07:30 AM
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