Pathway – Preparing For the First Lesson

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View the below video introduction to the learning path about preparing for the first lesson:

Additional Resources

Before the first lesson:

For resources on what to do before the first lesson, regardless of whether you are teaching in-person, online synchronously, or asynchronously, check out these hub posts:

Lesson planning:

To learn more about lesson planning for in-person, synchronous, and asynchronous teaching, check out the below hub posts:

You may also want to use our fillable BOPPPS lesson plan template to create your lesson plan.

Educational technologies:

For more information on educational technologies that you can use in your teaching at Conestoga, check out the resources below:

Welcoming students and planning for the first weeks of class:

To supplement this video, check out the below resources to learn more about welcoming students and planning for the first weeks of class:

Further Support

If you’d like to speak with a Teaching & Learning Consultant to support you further with preparing for your first lesson or with any other teaching and learning needs, please contact us at

We welcome your feedback on this pathway.

Sara Kafashan

Sara Kafashan, PhD, has worked in post-secondary education since 2009. With a Master’s in Neuroscience and Cognitive Applied Sciences and a PhD in Applied Social Psychology, she has prior teaching experience within the field of Social Sciences. Sara brings a lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and a focus on wellness strategies, to teaching and learning. She has expertise in inclusive and accessible educational practices, including curriculum development, resource creation, and engagement with various campus stakeholders.

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