Teaching Tip #1:  Be Organized

If lecturing, put a short outline on the board or give handouts of the lecture.  Check off topics on the board as you go through the lecture.  Students will be reminded throughout the class period of where you have been and where you are going.


—Thanks to Gene Van Horn (UTC Biology and Environmental Sciences)

Teaching Tip #2:  Make a list 

Make a list of the favorite practices of your past teachers that helped you to learn.  Make another list of your least favorite practices of your past teachers.  Do the former and avoid the latter unless it will help the teaching process to bring in some of the unpleasant practices.
—Thanks to Gene Van Horn (UTC Biology and Environmental Sciences)

Teaching Tip #3: On Fear 

Use fear sparingly.  You might get students to study harder, but you might scare them away or cause them to give up too soon.  It does not hurt to warn the class that a final exam will be harder than previous examinations.  Sometimes mentioning difficulty will get their attention and help them resolve to conquer the material.  Let them know that it's not you against the students, but you and the students against the material.
—Thanks to Gene Van Horn (UTC Biology and Environmental Sciences)

Teaching Tip #4: On Grading

Return papers as soon as possible.  I try to return exams the next class period or post exam results in a timely manner.  You will not save any time by putting off grading.  You might even save time by avoiding having students coming by and asking about their grade.  If you put off grading exams, you might send the message that exams are not important, or that the students should not be concerned.
—Thanks to Gene Van Horn (UTC Biology and Environmental Sciences)

Teaching Tip #5:  Make it Worth Something 

Make it worth something if you want them to do it. Even the best students will not bother to keep a lab notebook or a journal if they don't think you will collect them, read them, or reward them with a few points.
—Gene Van Horn (UTC Biology and Environmental Sciences)

Teaching Tip #6: Don't Fear Silence

Students will eventually talk.  While we may think the silence is long, students need time to process your questions and to come up with answers.  Give them a chance to think and they will eventually talk.  In fact, you may want to silently count slowly to 10 or 15 to force yourself to wait enough time for students to think and respond.
—Kathleen Wheatley 

Teaching Tip #7:  Sample Quizzes and Tests

Provide students with sample quizzes and tests. Students can then become familiar with your style of asking questions and testing formats.
—Nicholas Boer 

Teaching Tip #8:  Get Feedback from Your Students

Periodically during the semester, especially at the end of a class in which much has happened, take five minutes to have students (anonymously) fill out index cards answering the following question: "What's the most significant thing you heard or the most significant thing that happened in class today?" Let students know that this doesn't just mean something that the instructor has said or done. The response could address any aspect of the class.  Complete a card answering the question yourself.
Later, read through all the responses, select one or more that are provocative enough to be useful in subsequent classes, then read them aloud, discuss the issues they raise, etc. Even if you're unable to use one or more responses to follow up directly, these provide a good snapshot assessment of what's happening for students. Their choices are almost always very diverse, and, not surprisingly, very different from what I have chosen as most significant. Inevitably, this exercise acts as a rudder to move my teaching and learning closer to the learning of the students.
—David Garrison 

Teaching Tip #9:  Be Clear

Make sure your syllabus is very clear about how student grades will be calculated.  Designate the percentages for each assignment, how much weight you will give each assignment and what your expectations for each assignment are.
—Susan McDonald and Charlie Stresino 

Teaching Tip #10:  Admit When You Don't Know 

Be willing to admit you don't know an answer or tell the students you'll look something up and get back to them.  This can promote ongoing learning.  Be sure to remember to get back with them on the answer.
—Debra Phillips

 

Source: https://www.utc.edu/academic-affairs/walker-center-for-teaching-and-learning/teaching-resources/pedagogical-strategies-and-techniques/teaching-tips