The below resources are intended to help teachers facilitate positive relational turning points with their students as well as avoid potentially negative turning points with their students. The resources are organized by the types of relational turning points found in the research studies summarized here.
Instrumental and Consultation Turning Point Events
Student Information Sheet (.doc) - I have students complete and submit this form during the first week of classes. After reviewing their sheets a few times, I am able to remember and use their names by week two. Adapt the above attachment as you wish.
Facilitating Discussions - creating ground rules, encouraging participation, and group work strategies (Teaching & Resource Center at University of California, Berkeley)
Strategies for Engaging Students - making content relevant, involving students' affective responses, using technology (Center for Teaching, Learning, & Technology at Illinois State University)
Creating Lecture Content and Making Claims
Writing and Communicating Instructional Objectives - Tony Docan-Morgan offers guidelines for writing instructional objectives, which play a key role in creating lecture content (2007, in Basic Communication Course Best Practices: A Training Manual for Instructors, pp. 25-41. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company)
How to Create Memorable Lectures (.pdf) - practical advice for creating and delivering lectures that students remember (Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University)
Transgression, Ridicule, and Discipline Turning Point Events