Best Teaching Practices

Best Practices

The words "best practices" written on a chalkboard


“Best practices” connect relevant educational research to in-course application to help instructors do the following:

  • Inject rigour into the curriculum and its presentation
  • Develop students’ thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Motivate, engage, and prompt students to learn

While the entire “Resources” section of the site addresses “best practices” for university-level teaching, this section covers other important but more “miscellaneous” issues not found under the specific topics listed in the left column.

Personalized Learning


Infographic: "Personalized Learning: Learn how you want to learn, Learn what you want to learn, Learn when you want to learn, Learn where you want to learn, Learn why you want to learn"


"Personalized Learning" (blog post) defines personalized learning as "the tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum and learning environments by learners or for learners in order to meet their different learning needs and aspirations" and states that, "Typically technology is used to facilitate personalized learning environments."