There comes a moment in your teaching career when you are assigned a new course. It may be your very first time leading a classroom, or you may be a seasoned professional tackling a special topics class.
Please read my post, On Teaching Fashion: Do They Hear What I Hear? for Worn Through. I share some of my hard-earned tips for gauging what your students are retaining from your lectures. Teaching a course for the first time is challenging, but not impossible. Learn how to balance everything and still get the students to remember the course content.