This chapter focuses on effective teaching strategies that include ideas for lectures, discussions, group activities, and assignments. The overall goal is not only to show incoming faculty of color the connection between these four areas, but also to discuss the combined dynamism in efforts to engage students in the learning process. Harlow's research is important to note as she analyzed how student's social and cultural expectations about race impacted professor's emotional labor and management. He found that Black professor's work, and by extension work by faculty of color, in the classroom is different and more complex than that of their white colleagues. Many institutions require that faculty members have their teaching efforts evaluated on a regular basis. These assessments traditionally include reviewing faculty syllabi and student evaluations, in addition to in-class teaching observations and self-assessments from faculty. Several researchers have noted the importance of critical thinking within and across the curriculum.