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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.

The 2020-2021 GTA Teaching Handbook can be found here. 


In the Classroom

  • Prepare
  • Know and Interact with Students
  • Using a Syllabus
  • Discussions
  • Supporting Student Work During Lab
  • Office Hours
  • Principles of Academic Integrity
  • Rubrics and Scoring Guidelines
  • Learning from Student Work
  • Midterm Reality Check
  • Diverse Ways of Knowing and Learning
  • Students with Disabilities 

Professional Development

  • Develop Professionalism and Leadership Qualities, Including a Sense of Humor 
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Multimedia Teaching Platforms
  • Teaching Statement and Portfolio
  • Professional Development Resources


  • Resources for Graduate Assistants with Teaching Responsibilities
  • University Counselor Center Services
  • Veteran Students
  • WyoCourses Instructional Support
  • Training
  • Sexual Harassment 
  • General Community Resources 

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


The John P. "Jack" Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Wyoming.

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