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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. Small Steps to Start Implementing a Trauma-Informed Practice in Your Course

    Mon Nov 6, 2023 07:30 AM
  2. Taking a New Approach to Get Students to Come to Your Office Hours

    Mon Oct 30, 2023 07:30 AM
  3. Why You May Want to Roll the Dice and Introduce Game-based Learning Into Your Course

    Mon Oct 23, 2023 07:30 AM
  4. From a “Student Deficit” to “Course Deficit” Approach to Addressing Equity Gaps

    Mon Oct 16, 2023 07:30 AM
  5. Using a Collaborative Reflection Tool to Guide and Model Group Projects

    Mon Oct 9, 2023 07:30 AM
  6. Meme-ingful Teaching: Utilizing and Incorporating Memes in the Classroom

    Mon Oct 2, 2023 07:30 AM
  7. Teaching in 10 Words

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

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

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

    Mon Sep 4, 2023 07:30 AM
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