Connecting with students

Connect the material of your course to students’ interests. Take into account of the diversity in culture and area of study so you can engage a greater portion of the class.

To assist your lecture, consider incorporating:

  • authentic learning experiences
  • examples from current events or pop culture to show relevance
  • games
  • work professionals from the field to provide practical use of the discipline
  • a connection between everyday experience and the class material
  • opportunities to experience different viewpoints
  • the importance of the course to real-world application
  • information on clubs or organizations for students to experience more of the discipline
  • field trips to appropriate work sites
  • extra-curricular activities that involve your discipline and can help bridge understanding