The following points were devised by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson, and serve as an excellent guide to forming best teaching practices in higher education. You can find their article here.
Good practice in undergraduate education:
1. Encourages student-faculty contact focused on the academic agenda.
2. Develops cooperation among students by teaching them to work productively with others.
3. Encourages active learning such as thinking, doing, and thinking about what they are doing.
4. Gives prompt feedback and helps students figure out what to do in response.
5. Emphasizes time on task and provides lots of useful, productive, guided practice.
6. Communicates high expectations and encourages students to have high self-expectations.
7. Respects diverse talents and ways of learning, and encourages respect for intellectual diversity.