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Teaching Tips and Resources

To facilitate the growth of effective instructors, we have gathered and developed the following strategies and approaches that recognize the responsibility instructors have to provide students a range of learning opportunities and environments. We have also included information about important legal and ethical responsibilities that instructors need to be aware of, career development materials, and other helpful information. To access information on the topics listed below, please see the Graduate Assistant Teaching Handbook.

Please Note: The GA Teaching Handbook is updated before each academic year. The 2020-2021 handbook will be uploaded later this summer. 

Legal and Ethical Responsibilities 

  • Academic Dishonesty
  • Sexual Harassment Policies
  • Students with Disabilities in the Classroom
  • University of Wyoming Code of Ethical Conduct

Teaching Tips 

  • Active Learning for Deeper Understanding
  • Assisting Students in Distress
  • Developing a Relaxed and Confident Teaching Style
  • The Course Syllabus
  • Grading and Commenting on Student Work
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Information Literacy
  • Leading a Discussion
  • Monitoring Learning
  • Office Hour Strategies
  • Supporting Academic Integrity
  • Teaching a Lab Section
  • Teaching with Technology

Career Development 

  • The Teaching Portfolio
  • Writing a Teaching Statement

Other Helpful Information

Teaching Messages Collection - 44 tips from 37 different institutions

Syllabus example

Plagiarism Resources

ECTL Library

Our library is a wonderful resource for researching specific ideas regarding teaching and learning and includes many of the most well-liked and well-respected books on this subject. It is searchable via LibraryThing by clicking here. Visitors are welcome any time during our regular office hours to browse our library. We are happy to assist with research on teaching.

Contact Us

Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

1000 E. University, Dept. 3334

Coe Library 510

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-4847


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