Creating Teacher Presence
- Developing Teacher Presence in the Classroom - College of Business, University of Western Sydney. Ways to create a presence, broken into being prepared prior to class, establishing student rapport, and motivating students. Includes two small case studies of the strategies in action.
- How to Develop Teacher Presence and Command Attention in Class - Kerra Maddern. Information on how to mask potential nerves in the classroom, how to appear in control, and various practice exercises that can be done at home to improve overall classroom presence physically and vocally.
- How to Make Your Presence Felt in the Classroom - Kathy Oxtoby. Tips on how to find the middle ground between authoritative and approachable in the classroom, including how to greet your students, what body language to avoid, and how to make best use of the physical classroom space.
- The Myth of Teacher Presence - Tom Bennett. What the idea of teacher presence refers to, why it's impossible to quantify, and six tips for helping others to see you as having a strong presence.
- Top Tips for Trainee Teachers: Use Your Body Language to Control the Classroom - Flora Milne. Strategies for teachers to adopt for creating a known, calming presence within the classroom - includes tips for how to best deal with negative behavior and off-task students.
- What's the Most Important Part of Classroom Management? - Rocky Biasi, Human Connections. Importance of presence for teachers, how it is different and works with teaching strategies, and questions to ask about your mindset when entering the classroom - introductory video for a larger course.
- Face-to-Face Office Hours - Center for Teaching & Learning, University of Washington. Information on how to plan to effectively use office hours, and how to make them inviting and well-known to students.
- Good Body Language Improves Classroom Management - Teal Ruland, National Education Association. A list of body language dos and don'ts to help build a safe/supportive classroom environment and build positive rapport with students.
- Teaching Methods - Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, University of Central Florida. List of examples of different teaching methods for use in classroom, including active-learning, case-based learning, collaborative learning, and interactive teaching. Includes a large section about halfway down the page covering various tips for active lectures.
- Ten Ways to Make Lectures More Dynamic - BBC Active. A variety of ways to make lectures more interesting to the average student, ranging from introducing technology to how you choose to start and complete a lecture.
- Active Lecturing: The Potential of PowerPoint - Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota. Ways to plan out a PowerPoint presentation to make it more active for students and the teacher.
- Rapport Building: Creating Positive Emotional Contexts for Enhancing Teaching and Learning - William Buskist and Bryan K. Saville, Auburn University. Covers what rapport is between students and teachers, how can it be created and fostered, and student perspectives on it- includes tips for rapport-building in the classroom.
- How Can I Build and Maintain Classroom Rapport? - Troy Lescher, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Texas Teach Center. Strategies for building rapport, and how to maintain it once it has been created.
- Tips for Establishing a Rapport with Online Students - Errol Craig Sull. How to make more personal connections in the online classroom while keeping students interested and engaged
- Rapport in Distance Education - Elizabeth Murphy and Maria A. Rodriguez-Manzanares, Memorial University. Research article over the importance of proper rapport in distance (online) education, challenges to it, and indicators of successful rapport-building.
- Positive Classroom Environment and Student-Teacher Rapport... Preventing Challenging Behavior in the Classroom - Kareen Smith, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota. How communication impacts student rapport, how to effectively speak with students, and how be a good active listener - includes a list of activities to establish student rapport in (and out) of the classroom.
- Establishing Rapport: Personal Interaction and Learning - Neil Fleming, The Idea Center. Covers why rapport matters, the accuracy of student ratings of rapport, how to improve rapport, and how to better help students in the classroom.
- Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom - Rob Kelly. The importance of teacher presence in online/blended courses, how to design for it in the course, and how to make teacher engagement visible to students.
- Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom - Debbie Morrison. The impact of a lack of teacher presence on a student, the teacher's role in the classroom, and tips for creating a strong online presence.
- Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online: Quick Guide for New Online Faculty - J. V. Boettcher. Tips and guidelines for teachers to use in online classes, some focusing on how students see the teacher.
- Teacher Presence: Using Introductory Videos in Online and Hybrid Courses - Paula Jones, Kim Naugle, MaryAnn Kolloff. Study covering the importance of an introductory video as a way to establish teacher presence in the online setting for any course with an online component.
- 10 Ways to Enhance Instructor Presence in Online Programs - Lauren Wright, Courtney Moke, Deltak. Explanation of the idea of a community of inquiry, the role of faculty in online classes, ten ways to engage the average student in an online class.
See also: Lecturing without Tiring or Losing Your Voice, a recorded workshop by Rich Brown