Hand-picked ideas to make your laboratory course more effective, more efficient and more enjoyable:
Communicating laboratory class research results to the news: A real-world lesson in science communication
Nice story of how a laboratory course was improved by implementing the e-learning tool LabBuddy.
This paper shows why you really should consider using flowcharts in your laboratory exercises
Much lab work is group work. This paper () summarizes when and why carefully designed group assignments lead to better learning.
Very applicable to the laboratory classroom as well!
Although it takes quite some effort to design good (laboratory) preparation questions with feedback, it is worth your time.
Lab teachers should be trained to also give 'epistemic feedback' (requests for critical explanations and clarifications) in stead of only corrective ('wrong!') and suggestive ('try this') feedback.