The MAA has just published a powerful new resource, a Guide to Evidence-Based Instructional Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics (MAA web site -- "Instructional Practices Guide"). It includes many insightful vignettes bringing student-centered instructional strategies alive, strategies that promote equitable access to mathematics for all students. (Full disclosure: It includes a vignette from a DAoM classroom :-) )
Instructional Practices Guide
Guide to Evidence-Based Instructional Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics
"Success in mathematics opens opportunities for students. A wealth of research literature exists on how mathematics instructors can facilitate rich, meaningful learning experiences and on what instructors can do to improve teaching and learning at the undergraduate level: Effective teaching and deep learning require student engagement with content both inside and outside the classroom. This Instructional Practices Guide aims to share effective, evidence-based practices instructors can use to facilitate meaningful learning for students of mathematics. Professional associations in the mathematical sciences along with state and national funding agencies are supporting efforts to radically transform the undergraduate education experience; it is truly an exciting time to be a mathematics instructor!
Mathematics instructors stand at a crossroads. We must gather the courage to take the difficult path of change. We must gather the courage to venture down the path of uncertainty and try new evidence-based strategies that actively engage students in the learning experience. We must gather the courage to advocate beyond our own classroom for student-centered instructional strategies that promote equitable access to mathematics for all students. We stand at a crossroads, and we must choose the path of transformation in order to fulfill our professional responsibility to our students. This Instructional Practices Guide can serve as a catalyst for community-wide transformation toward improved learning experiences and equitable access to mathematics for all students. Society deserves nothing less."