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Great Ideas for the First Day of Class: Home

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Books August 21, 2014

Lang, J. M. (2009). On course: A week-by-week guide to your first semester of college teaching. Harvard University Press.

Robison, S. (2013). The Peak Performing Professor: A Practical Guide to Productivity and Happiness. John Wiley & Sons.

First Day of Classes Resources Available through IUP LIbraries

What Should You Do on the First Day of Classes?

Bassett, J. F., & Nix, P. (2011). Students' First Day of Class Preferences: Factor Structure and Individual Differences. North American Journal of Psychology, 13(3), 373-381. http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=buh&AN=75255848&site=eds-live

Winston, F. (2007). First Day Sociology: Using Student Introductions to Illustrate the Concept of Norms. Teaching Sociology, 35(2), 161-165. http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/ login.aspx?direct=true&db=sih&AN=25117758&site=eds-live

Hermann, A. D., & Foster, D. A. (2008). Fostering approachability and classroom participation during the first day of class: Evidence for a reciprocal interview activity. Active Learning In Higher Education, 9(2), 139-151. doi:10.1177/1469787408090840. http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eue&AN=508077270&site=eds-live

St Clair, D. (2015). A simple suggestion for reducing first-time online student anxiety. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 11 (1), 129-135.   http://jolt.merlot.org/vol11no1/StClair_0315.pdf 

Van Dyke, F., & White, A. (2004). A Tool to Use the First Day of Calculus. Primus, 14(3), 213-229. http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=EJ939744&site=eds-live

Cowan, M. M., & Piepgrass, K. W. (1997). The first day of class on a two-year campus: what students really want us to know about their science classroom experiences. Journal Of College Science Teaching, (2), 104. http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=eue&AN=507921696&site=eds-live

First-day class activities. (1998). Teaching English in the Two Year College, 25(2), 161. http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.20344738&site=eds-live

Gannon, Kevin. (2016).  The Absolute Worst Way to Start the First Day of Classes. https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1498-the-absolute-worst-way-to-start-the-semester

Higgins, P. (2001). Excitement on the First Day?  College Teaching, 49(1), 2.  http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsgao&AN=edsgcl.71188217&site=eds-live

Weimer, Maryellen. (2017).  First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning.