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What we want to do is talk in this 20 Minute Mentor, share some ideas about what you can do actually during the semester. Once it’s begun, you’re over the shock of having been assigned a large classroom, if it was a surprise, and you’re actually into the semester.

Kenneth L. Alford, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. After serving almost 30 years on active duty in the U.S. Army, he retired as a Colonel in 2008. While on active duty, Ken served in numerous personnel, automation, acquisition, and education assignments, including eight years teaching computer science and information technology at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and four years as Professor and Department Chair of the Strategic Leadership Department at the National Defense University in Washington, DC.

Tyler J. Griffin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Brigham Young University. With degrees in Electrical Engineering and Instructional Technology, combined with 18 years of professional teaching experience, Tyler has three major focal points in his work: (1) Best practices for teaching & learning (2) Best uses of technology to increase the scope and scale of learning, and (3) best practices for teacher development/inservice.

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What Works and What Doesn’t When Teaching Large Classes?