Big Idea - Classroom Management Strategies

There are many strategies to consider that can help students effectively manage their way through your course.

Photo of Dr. Larry Ragan For example, Dr. Larry Ragan, Director of Faculty Development at Penn State University World Campus suggests regularly using the announcements area of the course management system to communicate to students.

Within the announcements area, Larry always posts a photo. To alert students that a new announcement has been posted, he changes the image.

Depending on the number of announcements he makes, the photo will change up to three times per week.

Larry's students tell him his strategy is helpful – a quick glance to the announcements area with an updated photo is a quick visual clue to remind them there is something new they need to read.

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