Ken Bain and James Lang have produced a rich body of literature that has helped transform the way we think about teaching and learning.
On this page we provide a few links to some of those resources. Over time the resources here will change and grow. Check back often.
Prior to the publication of his book Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, James Lang wrote a hugely popular series of columns for the Chronicle of Higher Education on small improvements that faculty could make to their courses and individual class periods.
We have linked to the six-part series below, where you will find research-supported strategies for enhancing the opening and closing minutes of your class period, for helping students make connections between the course material and the world around them, for spacing out the learning of your students, and for promoting a mastery orientation toward their learning by giving them greater control over their learning.