Resources on planning and teaching Caltech courses are organized according to when you're most likely to need them:
- Before the course: textbooks, handbooks, syllabus/policy examples, course design, technology
- During the course: practices related to the Honor Code, grading and giving feedback, motivation, active learning, getting feedback
- Recitations, labs, and office hours: specific techniques for teaching in these special settings.
Before the course
- Textbooks and Course Reserves:
- Course Reserves (formerly Adopt-a-Text) (link): For electronic and physical course reserves as well as textbooks for student purchase.
- Faculty Handbook (link). See Ch. 9 for info related to teaching and students, including the Honor System.
- TA Handbook (document).http://www.writing.caltech.edu/faculty/collaborationpolicy
- Syllabus and Policies:
- Caltech Course Syllabus Template (document)
- Sample Collaboration Policies for Writing Assignments (link)
- Sample Collaboration Policies for other assignments (document)
- Collaboration Policy Checklist (document)
- Caltech Accessibility Services for Students (link)
- Course Design:
- Designing Problem Sets and Exams (document)
During the course
- Honor Code Resources:
- Fair Grading and Effective Feedback (document)
- Motivating Students: Beyond the Carrot and the Stick (document)
- Active Learning Methods (document)
Recitations, Labs, and Office Hours