Another semester is about to start. To help people who are new to Statistical Sage or even for those of you who visit here often, I thought it helpful to review some key prior postings on the teaching of applied statistics. I have included tips along with the links to the posts from Statistical Sage.
- A great class has to start with a great syllabus. https://statisticalsage.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/backward-design-and-syllabus-formation/
- Even for those of you who don’t want to teach applied statistics, you can still do a great job and even have fun doing it. https://statisticalsage.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/so-you-dont-want-to-teach-stats/
- Great ideas can come from anywhere … so keep on the look out. (and please share them with us when you have them). https://statisticalsage.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/great-ideas-can-come-from-anywhere/ https://statisticalsage.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/using-current-research-to-help-students-understand-concpets-in-applied-statistics/
- Don’t forget to apply the concepts of Cognitive Development to the classroom. https://statisticalsage.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/applying-the-science-of-cognitive-development-to-the-classroom/
- Talk with (or read) others who have experience in teaching applied statistics; they can serve as a wealth of knowledge and help you to minimize errors and maximize learning (both yours and your students). https://statisticalsage.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/bonnie-and-hals-five-tips-to-teaching-statistics/
- Applied statistics is more than just calculations. It is important that you get students thinking about statistics. https://statisticalsage.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/more-than-calculations-guiding-students-to-thinking-with-statistics/
- Make sure to start that first class out, right! https://statisticalsage.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/first-day-of-class-starting-off-right/
- Don’t forget to have fun teaching!!! https://statisticalsage.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/having-fun-teaching-applied-statistics/
I hope that everyone has a very productive fall semester, and that students’ excuses are few and class attendance is high!