Video Resources on Pedagogical Issues
The Syracuse resource, titled "Critical Incidents in College Teaching," comprises a series of 15 vignettes designed to facilitate a discussion of challenging teaching situations, including topics such as relationships with advisors, peers, and students, issues of sexual harassment and so on. Each of these vignettes, each 30-90 seconds, raises an issue without resolving it. Each thus provides a springboard for discussion of that issue, and a short opener that could be used with students or in a program meeting as a discussion prompt.
Video 1: a cell phone distracts a classmate
Video 2: two dudes are way off-task
Video 3: students discuss a professor’s “unfair” grading
Video 4: a role play is set up; students are irritated by the role assumptions
Video 5: Didn’t anyone do the reading?
Video 6: Most students are absent, at a rally. What to do with the rest of the class?
Video 7: teacher returns homework, complains everyone missed a calculus problem: a student
Video 8: a peer teacher seeks counsel about accommodating student disability
Video 9: teacher challenges material-sharing during an open-book exam
Video 10: a colleague asks for time you can’t give
Video 11: two novice teachers discuss needing a skill they haven’t seen used before
Video 12: a low-performing student relates a fabric of personal problems in her meeting in your
Video 13: two students in a lab group complain about a non-performing peer
Video 14: is help in class being supplied unfairly, or with gender-bias?
Video 15: two professors discuss a plagiarism incident.
The U. of Minnesota site offers a variety of tutorials (text-based), ranging from topics such as effective instructional use of PowerPoint, constructing a syllabus, managing classroom conflict, and managing student challenges to active learning strategies.