The Office for Support in Learning and Teaching Excellence (SLATE) is designed to assist learners and educators in the development and use of effective learning and teaching methods. SLATE serves as a collaborative partner with learners, faculty, and staff to develop the tools needed to support successful learning in a variety of learning environments.
Teaching Tip: Wait Time
Sometimes with the rush to cover so much information we can forget to give people enough time to process. This can be true in large and small group settings, as well as when we are interacting one-on-one. When giving a lecture, or even just posing a question in the clinic or lab, teachers often share their ideas before providing enough time for others to generate a thoughtful response. We encourage you to be aware of this challenge and build in more wait time.