The teacher uses a variety of student-centered strategies.

Click any of the student-centered strategies below to learn more about how you can implement the strategy in your course!

  • Active LearningActive learning is anything that is not passive; in other words, anything that does NOT involve students sitting and merely observing something (lecture, video, etc.). When engaged in active learning, students are doing things like moving, talking, touching, writing, and creating.
  • Classroom Assessment TechniquesClassroom Assessment Techniques or CATs are a classification of simple strategies for formative assessment. CATs are “quick and easy formative check-ins to help you gauge student knowledge, skills, attitude and preparedness in real time” (CELT Iowa State University). 
  • Significant FeedbackWhen we talk about providing significant feedback, we are aiming for feedback that is useful and supportive of a student’s continued learning. This can come from the instructor, peers, and self. 
  • Self-Assessment: Reflecting on the learning process is a skill that will serve students well. Utilizing student self-assessment or self-grading can lead to learning benefits.

Detailed pages coming soon:

  • High-Impact Practices 
  • Collaborative Learning 
  • Inquiry-Based Learning 

This page is dynamic, and strategies will continue to be added. Are there strategies we're missing? Contact ITL with what you would like to see added.