Teaching Take-Out

Miscellaneous Resources

25 Principles to Guide Pedagogy and the Design of Learning Environments
Empirically-grounded principles to guide pedagogy and the design of learning environments: Applying what we know about learning and how we can improve the teaching-learning interaction.

Tutorial: The Basics of APA Style
This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.

Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style
The FAQ answers questions about references, punctuation, grammar and writing style, and formatting in APA style.

Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Learning
This 2007 publication by the Institute for Education Sciences covers data-based instructional practices including spaced learning, interleaved problem-solving exercises, graphics, connecting abstract and concrete representations of concepts, and quizzing to promote learning.

Psychology Games and Puzzles
Spice up your teaching with the quiz "Are You Sigmund Freud," a session with "Eliza—Your Very Own Personal Person-Centered Therapist," brain teasers like "Interactive Lunacy," and games including "Sensation/Perception Jeopardy."

Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals: A Checklist of Criteria
This website from the Cornell University Library defines and gives examples of scholarly, general interest, popular, and sensational publications.

A Research Guide for Students
This website from Loyola Marymount University distinguishes among scholarly, popular, and trade publications.

Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology

The Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP) develops and distributes teaching and advising materials and provides services to teachers of psychology at all levels on behalf of The Society for the Teaching of Psychology.