A review of tips for teaching applied statistics from Statistical Sage

Hello All,

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.

  1. A great class has to start with a great syllabus.  https://statisticalsage.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/backward-design-and-syllabus-formation/
  2. 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/
  3. 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/ 
  4. 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/
  5. 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/
  6. 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/
  7. Make sure to start that first class out, right! https://statisticalsage.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/first-day-of-class-starting-off-right/
  8. 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!



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