Pedagogy: Teaching Design and Practice

Content - in progress - will include: 

Basic Skills Initiative Database of Effective Practices of Teaching Basic Skills Students   contains programs, strategies, and practices that colleges submitted using two criteria: demonstrated student success and sufficient quantitative and/or qualitative data to substantiate their effectiveness.

Berkeley Compendium of Suggestions for Teaching with Excellence by Barbara Gross David, Lynn Wood, Robert C. Wilson. These were expanded into Tools for Teaching.

Classroom Assessment Techniques - Strategies to Check Student Learning, Iowa State University

The Educator's Reference Desk: A vast searchable database devoted to educational research.

Instructional design models

Institute of Learning Technologies, Teachers College Columbia University

Learning theories

Pedagogical tools/repository

Samples of:

      • rubrics
      • lesson plans
      • assessment tools
      • syllabi
      • Learning objects 
      • strategies to check student learning  

SBCC's Faculty Resource Center

SBCC Cartwright Learning Resource Center: Teaching & Learning Tools

Strategies for Teaching Thinking and Promoting Intellectual Development in Online Classes, by William Peirce (very thorough compilation of important information that is presented as an online workshop and applies to traditional teaching)

Teaching Students How to Learn (Meta-learning)

    • LRC workshops, resources, and services like Writing Center, Tutoring Center

    • Library workshops, courses  & resources

    • Counseling workshops and (PD) courses

The time management strategies found here are recommended by Chris Bates and Jack Ullom.


University of Oregon's Teaching Effectiveness Program 

Video presentations of workshops


Martin Ryder's Instructional Design Models, University of Colorado at Denver, School of Education




Teaching with Technology

Learning Principles and Practices from EDUCAUSE


Learning science research has identified a number of principles that can guide the selection of pedagogies and technologies to support successful learning. The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) emphasizes those principles, but goes a step farther by linking them to practices that work.

Content-Related Resources


MIT's OpenCourseware - free course materials for use by educators, students, and lifelong learners


Scientific American site, with online newsletter


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


 PBS Resources for use with Lessons/Assignments


PBS Teachers' Resources. This link is an example of one of the many online multimedia programs.  The topic is the human genome, "Cracking the Code".


MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching; Discipline Communities for Higher Ed


Sonoma State's Critical Thinking Consortium offers one in depth section for university/college use on ways to foster the thinking abilities in your curriculum.


California's Digital Library Explore collections, images and text from the University of California's Digital Library