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10 Tips for Leading a Great Orientation Session

Practical steps you can take to make your teaching successful

Orientation marks incoming students’ first encounter with learning at the
. To help ensure that each orientation session is engaging and impactful, we have summed up some best practices that will help you make a great impression and lead a successful session. Here’s brief
and on our
. And here’s a
on leading engaging live sessions.


1. Begin with a warm greeting 👋😃

2. Share the agenda and objectives 🎯三

3. Engage people right from the beginning 🎬 😳

4. Spark curiosity 🎈💡

5. Share anecdotes 🗣

6. Avoid the overtalking trap 🤐

7. Use fewer slides 🖼

8. To include interaction in your live session, try one of these three effective teaching activities🙋‍♀️

9. Conclude with active reflection 🤔

10. End three minutes early ⏰

Reminders for Successful Sessions

Schedule breaks if you’re teaching for more than an hour 🕕

Provide a safe space 👁

Facilitate actively and with warmth 😃

Aim for inclusiveness 🎁

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