Incorporate active and collaborative approaches to teaching and learning
Create class-based activities and assignments requiring higher order reasoning
Integrate experiential learning opportunities
Interact with students
Create an academically challenging environment
Show interest in the work of students
Be present and available
Practice inclusive teaching and diverse assessment – teach to a variety of learning styles, vary forms of classroom assessment, and provide opportunities for re-assessment
Provide opportunities for students to become engaged with other students as part of their academic programs
Demonstrate and communicate the ways you care about and believe in your students
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