How to Teach a Good First Day of Class

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First impressions are powerful, and the thoughts, feelings and expectations that students form about your course during the first day will follow them throughout the term. This month’s Interesting Read is a practical advice guide that offers key principles, implementation strategies, and resources to help you make the first day as effective as possible.


Lang, James M. (2019). How to teach a good first day of class. Chronicle of Higher Education, January 4. 

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