In 400 words, describe a successful teaching strategy  that you have used and that could be replicated by other instructors. We are especially interested in receiving Tactics specific to online classrooms.

  • State succinctly the context within which you use the strategy including: characteristics of your students, the institution and the course, when in the semester you use this tactic, and how long it takes.
  • State the pedagogical purpose of the strategy.
  • Describe the strategy itself in brief, clear language.
  • State why and how the strategy was effective – i.e., how it supports student learning, including some analysis that generalizes the principles at work that make the particular strategy transferable to different contexts and subject matter.
  • Please provide a title.
  • Please be sure to label each of these steps (making the Tactic easy for the reader to scan and comprehend).

In some cases you may want to change the order of the steps, particularly exchanging steps 2 and 3.

Brevity is key. Please do not exceed 400 words.

A successful Teaching Tactic will be transferable by the reader beyond the narrowly specific context of your course, your reading assignments, and your lecture notes.

Teaching Tactics do not require an abstract.

Manuscripts are accepted on an on-going basis.


Send manuscripts, inquires or questions, to:
Thomas Pearson
Editor, Wabash Center Journal on Teaching

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