In the three previous Trends (Fall 2013; Winter and Spring 2014) I addressed managing change through continuous improvement, identified the learning activities as building blocks for constructing a successful course, and addressed how to implement these learning strategies. Even as an experienced instructor I find it helpful to focus periodically on the basics of preparing to teach a class as if I was doing it for the first time.
This article provides suggestions for new instructors and reminders for experienced instructors on how to prepare your Accounting course and conduct classes most effectively. You are encouraged to adopt the suggestions that work, modify those that don’t quite fit, and completely discard the ones that do not work for you. As you read these, your imagination or memory of past experiences may stimulate you to create your own new teaching techniques.
This article is from the Accounting Instructors’ Report, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.
Contributor: Belverd E. Needles, Jr., Ph.D., CPA