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Effective Teaching: A Prime for Nurse Educators

5 CE Contact Hours

Quick Overview

This course strives to help nurse educators to become more effective instructors. Reasons for teaching and how practicing good teaching methods affect the classroom environment and student success are discussed. Strategies and tips for staying on track and getting organized as well as an overview of diverse teaching techniques to help instructors plan the best way to present information to students are also covered. In addition, this course explores the process of critical thinking to enhance your awareness of how to improve your students' performance as critical thinkers.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how your reasons for teaching influence student success in the classroom.

  2. Define teaching.

  3. Define key components of good teaching.

  4. Recognize the importance of planning.

  5. Identify ways to effectively plan a class.

  6. Compare and contrast the various teaching techniques.

  7. Learn to use a planning checklist.

  8. Explain how the teacher creates the learning environment in the classroom.

  9. Determine how the classroom environment influences student participation.

  10. Identify behavior in the classroom that might hinder the learning process.

  11. Identify ways that a student can have a win-win learning experience in the classroom.

  12. List actions that can help establish classroom control.

  13. Recognize appropriate strategies to deal with disruptive student behavior.

  14. Describe interventions to re-establish classroom control.

  15. List reasons for asking questions.

  16. Indicate how to select students to respond.

  17. Explain how the teacher should respond.

  18. List the different forms questions can take.

  19. List the characteristics of a good question.

  20. List strategies for effective classroom questioning.

  21. Define Bloom's Taxonomy.

  22. Outline the six levels of learning in Bloom's Taxonomy.

  23. Explain why critical thinking is so important for both teachers and students.

  24. Identify how previous knowledge can help and hinder the understanding of new information.

  25. Describe ways a teacher can assess students' critical thinking skills.

  26. Explain the role that values, assumptions, and opinions play in students' processing and evaluating what they are learning.

  27. Explain the characteristics of critical and non-critical thinkers.