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Spring into Teaching - First Impressions: Activities to Start the Semester Strong

Event Details

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Zoom or other Online application


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Kathleen De Los Santos

Center for Teaching and Learning


This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

Are you looking for ideas to start the semester that will immediately allow you to foster connections between you and your students, among students, and between students and the course content? Join this interactive session with Kirsten Helmer (CTL) to learn how you can make the most of your first moments with students. We will discuss easy-to-implement activities for the week leading up to the semester and the first day(s) of class. Leave the session inspired by ideas on how to give students a positive and clear first impression of what to expect from you and the course you are teaching.