ERIC Number: ED294863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Five Tips To Improve Teaching. Research in Brief.
Researchers at the Institute for Research on Teaching (IRT) at Michigan State University studied how teacher behavior influences what youngsters learn and how teaching can be improved. IRT found that how teachers teach is as important to student learning as what they teach. IRT found that many teachers believe they do a good job and don't see the need to invest time and energy to improve the way they teach. However, most teachers are willing to change when given suggestions on improving teaching skills. IRT identified five key elements of effective teaching; these elements, briefly discussed in this document, are: (1) Set Goals; (2) Communicate Expectations; (3) Understand Content; (4) Closely Follow Instructional Materials; (5) Accept Responsibility. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For details about the research reported here, contact: Institute for Research on Teaching, Michigan State University, 318 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48224-1034.