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Teaching & Learning Resources

This page includes resources for while you are teaching (e.g. student engagement, fostering self-directed learners, etc.) For resources on course (re)design, see Courses & Curriculum.

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Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL)

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education publishes a trans-disciplinary, peer-reviewed publication that seeks to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Selections from Vol. 9 Issue 2:
• Audio Feedback: Student and Teaching Assistant Perspectives on an Alternative Mode of Feedback for Written Assignments
• Turnitin(r) Use at a Canadian University
• Textbook Affordability and Student Acceptance of eTextbooks: An Institutional Case-study
• Performance, Preference, and Perception in Experiential Learning Assessment
• Using Appreciative Inquiry to Understand the Role of Teaching Practices in Student Well-being at a Research-Intensive University
• Book Review: Overcoming Student Learning Bottlenecks: Decode the Critical Thinking of Your Discipline

Access articles at


Guides & Comprehensive Lists of Teaching Tips

  • University of Waterloo has over 100 succinct documents providing useful tips on educational technologies, planning courses and assignments, assessing students, creating a positive learning environment, lecturing and presenting, learning activities, professional development, and tips for students. Includes a search feature. 
  • Teaching Tips by the Learning & Teaching Office (LTO, Ryerson University), ranging from general classroom strategies, teaching techniques, supporting your students, assessment and evaluation, technology enhanced classroom, and professional development. 
  • University of Calgary has developed a Guide to Providing Evidence of Teaching to help identify and record various elements of teaching and learning practices.


Working with English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners?

(Note: they are not all "International Students")

  • Learn more about supporting EAL learners, who they are, the challenges they face, and preventing problems before they arise (also see Universal Design for Learning above). Credit: The Learning & Teaching Office, Ryerson University. 
  • Supporting EAL writers (LTO, Ryerson University)


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