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The First Day of Class

This is a chapter from the book Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis; Jossey-Bass Publishers: San Francisco, 1993. As suggested here, "The first day of class sets the tone for the rest of the term. It is natural for both students and instructors to feel anticipation, excitement, anxiety, and uncertainty. To pique students' interest and anticipation, convey your enthusiasm for the material and stimulate students' curiosity about topics that...

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