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Inspired College Teaching

Author : Maryellen Weimer
ISBN : 9780470602416
Genre : Education
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Praise for Inspired College Teaching "The thoughtfulness, personalization, and consideration Maryellen Weimer demonstrates in discussing the experience of faculty members; her ability to identify issues that are shared and solvable; and her suggestions and solutions to commonly experienced stressors and difficulties in college teaching are major strengths of this volume. In addition, her personal and professional reflections on her long career as a faculty member, writer, and faculty developer expose tantalizing research questions that young education researchers might want to examine. The originality of this volume is its exploration of and reflection on a faculty member's career from a long-term perspective. The focus on iterative self and course renewal is personal and thus practical. In a way, it is a 'workshop between book covers' or perhaps several workshops!" — Laura L. B. Border, director, Graduate Teacher Program and Collaborative Preparing Future Faculty Network, University of Colorado at Boulder "A book by Maryellen Weimer always displays her wonderful grasp of the literature on college teaching and learning, her ability to tell good stories, and her wit and wisdom. This one is no exception." —Nancy Van Note Chism, professor, Indiana University School of Education, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis "Although I work at a faculty teaching center and encounter many books on teaching, I have seen very few that span the full arc of the teaching career and what steps can be taken at each stage in order to retain vitality all the way through the way that this book does. I look forward to getting my own copy and using it as a resource in the faculty development activities of my center. It will have a wide readership." —Mano Singham, University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education, Case Western Reserve University

Effective College And University Teaching

Author : William Buskist
ISBN : 9781506319780
Genre : Psychology
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Using empirical research, Effective College and University Teaching: Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate gives faculty and graduate teaching assistants the tools for understanding why certain teaching practices work and how to adjust their teaching to changing classroom room and online environments. The majority of books on college and university teaching are "how to" books. This book takes a unique approach and provides both the rationale and a detailed guide for how to use and teach these practices to others. Written by leading scholars and expert master teachers, this book outlines, reviews, and discusses the best practices for preparing graduate students to become effective in their duties as teaching assistants and as teachers of record and for new faculty teaching earlier in their careers. The book provides full coverage of those topics central to developing efficacious training practices aimed at the professional development of teachers at the college and university level.

An Evidence Based Guide To College And University Teaching

Author : Aaron S. Richmond
ISBN : 9781317283263
Genre : Psychology
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What makes a good college teacher? This book provides an evidence- based answer to that question by presenting a set of "model teaching characteristics" that define what makes a good college teacher. Based on six fundamental areas of teaching competency known as Model Teaching Characteristics outlined by The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP), this book describes how college faculty from all disciplines and at all levels of experience can use these characteristics to evaluate, guide, and improve their teaching. Evidence based research supports the inclusion of each characteristic, each of which is illustrated through example, to help readers master the skills. Readers learn to evaluate their teaching abilities by providing guidance on what to document and how to accumulate and organize the evidence. Two introductory chapters outline the model teaching characteristics followed by six chapters, each devoted to one of the characteristics: training, instructional methods, course content, assessment, syllabus construction, and student evaluations. The book: -Features in each chapter self-evaluation surveys that help readers identify gaps between the model characteristics and their own teaching, case studies that illustrate common teaching problems, discussion questions that encourage critical thinking, and additional readings for further exploration. -Discusses the need to master teaching skills such as collaborative learning, listening, and using technology as well as discipline-specific knowledge. -Advocates for the use of student-learning outcomes to help teachers better evaluate student performance based on their achievement of specific learning goals. -Argues for the development of learning objectives that reflect the core of the discipline‘s theories and applications, strengthen basic liberal arts skills, and infuse ethical and diversity issues. -Discusses how to solicit student feedback and utilize these evaluations to improve teaching. Intended for professional development or teacher training courses offered in masters and doctoral programs in colleges and universities, this book is also an invaluable resource for faculty development centers, college and university administrators, and college teachers of all levels and disciplines, from novice to the most experienced, interested in becoming more effective teachers.

Philosophers In The Classroom

Author : Steven M. Cahn
ISBN : 9781624667466
Genre : Philosophy
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In these essays, 24 of our most celebrated professors of philosophy address the problem of how to teach philosophy today: how to make philosophy interesting and relevant; how to bring classic texts to life; how to serve all students; and how to align philosophy with more "practical" pursuits. Selected and introduced by three leaders in the world of philosophical education, the insights contained in this inspiring collection illuminate the challenges and possibilities of teaching the academy’s oldest discipline.

The Skillful Teacher

Author : Stephen D. Brookfield
ISBN : 9781119019862
Genre : Education
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Energize your classrooms with these key techniques for college teaching Students say the best teachers get them excited about learning, stretch their thinking, and keep them actively involved in class. But with increasingly diverse classrooms and constantly changing technology, each semester throws up new challenges for engaging students. Discover how to keep your teaching, and your students, energized with The Skillful Teacher, a practical guide to effective techniques, approaches, and methods for today's college classrooms. Providing insights, reflections, and advice from his four decades of college teaching, Stephen Brookfield now adapts his successful methods to teaching online, working with diverse student populations, and making classrooms truly inclusive. As well as being completely revised, updated, and rewritten, this edition adds six brand new chapters on: Teaching critical thinking Using play and creativity in the classroom Teaching in teams Helping students take responsibility for learning Teaching about racism Exercising teacher power responsibly Readers will delve into what learning feels like from a student's perspective, as well as absorb the wisdom of veteran college faculty with whom the author has worked. Themes from the bestselling previous editions remain, but are revisited and expanded with the perspective of an additional decade in the classroom. This authoritative guide is now even more comprehensive to better serve teachers looking to improve. Whether you are new to the classroom or are looking to rise to new challenges, The Skillful Teacher will provide answers, expand your repertoire of techniques, and invigorate your teaching and your classrooms.

The Learner Centered Curriculum

Author : Roxanne Cullen
ISBN : 9781118171028
Genre : Education
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Praise for The Learner-Centered Curriculum "Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a clear and practical framework for addressing the root of the problems of today's universities. The authors provide a lucid, actionable, and evidence-based prescription for building an integrated learning system to replace the hodgepodge of miscellany that we have inherited. They illustrate the kind of conversations and transformations that could raise the value of and change the prospects for higher education."—John Tagg, author, The Learning Paradigm College "This book offers a powerful, realistic, and much-needed plan for changing how learning happens in higher education. Anyone concerned about improving teaching and students' learning needs to read this book!"—Terry Doyle, author, Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment "To help achieve the imperative to make our universities more learner-centered, the authors focus on curriculum redesign and offer a solid theoretical approach combined with applied skills that institutional leaders and faculty can use to attain their goals. Shared governance, autonomous learning, assessment, technology, and physical space are among the elements discussed in this excellent book that universities will need to consider when developing a new curriculum that is more learner-centered."—Jolene Koester, president, California State University, Northridge "Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a thought-provoking resource with the compelling advantages and frameworks to create twenty-first-century student-centered, knowledge-centered, assessment-centered, and community-centered curriculum. This is a must-read for faculty and administrators committed to transforming their curriculum in order to educate better prepared graduates."—Deborah L. Ford, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside "This is the book that I have been looking for. Written by three leaders who have done the heavy lifting of leading real change, it's a book for every academic leader who understands that innovation is essential to the future of higher education."—Earl H. Potter, III, president, St. Cloud State University

Teaching Strategies For The College Classroom

Author : Maryellen Weimer Ph. D.
ISBN : 0912150033
Genre : Education
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This book is a classroom-tested “tool kit” for faculty members who want to develop their teaching practice. The 35 articles are drawn from the pages of The Teaching Professor newsletter and are written by college faculty. They contain concrete pedagogical strategies that have been tested in the classrooms and form a handbook of classroom strategies.

Inspiring Teaching

Author : Sharon Feiman-Nemser
ISBN : 1612507247
Genre : Education
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Lead Like The Legends

Author : David I. Steinberg
ISBN : 9781317364399
Genre : Education
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Based on the popular presentation of the same name, Lead Like the Legends uses the inspiring words of musical legends to help teachers and administrators learn the principles of effective leadership. The book is organized around 14 musical greats, including Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Marian Anderson, Carlos Santana, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Louis Armstrong. As you examine the words of wisdom from these artists, you’ll learn the keys to strong leadership, such as... being sincere; accepting no limits; leading with imagination; leading by participating; being daring and high energy; using teamwork; and being yourself. Each chapter includes motivational stories and examples from school leaders across the country, as well as reflection activities, self-assessments, and planning tools to help you implement the ideas. Whether you’re a teacher looking to enhance your skills or an administrator in charge of managing a school or district, you’ll come away from the book with fresh ideas and inspiration to help you on your journey.

Practically Speaking

Author : Kathleen T. Brinko
ISBN : 0913507873
Genre : Education
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The selections in this sourcebook offer a blend of research-based principles and practical advice to the instructional consultant. The first section, Skills and Techniques of Instructional Consultation, contains: (1) The Interactions of Teaching Improvement (Kathleen T. Brink); (2) Instructional Consulting: A Guide for Developing Professional Knowledge (L. Dee Fink); (3) The Creative Art of Effective Consultation (Laura L. B. Border); (4) The First Meeting with the Client (Bette LeSere Erickson and Mary Deane Sorcinelli); (5) Collecting Information Using Class Observation (Karron Lewis); (6) Small Group Methods for Collecting Information from Students (Richard Tiberius); (7) Collecting Information Using Videotape (Eric Kristensen); (8) Collecting Information Using Student Ratings (Michael Theall and Jennifer Franklin); (9) Data Review and Follow-Up Consultation (Bette LeSere Erickson and Mary Deane Sorcinelli); (10) Collaborative Consultation for International Faculty (Erin Porter and Ghislaine Kozuh); and (11) Consulting with Faculty in Small Groups (William C. Rando). Part 2, Programmatic Approaches to Instructional Consultation, contains: (12) Overview of Instructional Consultation in North America (Diane E. Morrison); (13) Microteaching, Teaching Laboratory, and Alliances for Change (Richard Tiberius); (14) Partners in Learning: Breaking Down the Barriers around Teaching (Myrna Smith); (15) Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) (Lisa Firing Lenze); (16) Instructional Skills Workshop Program: A Peer-Based Model for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning (Judy Wilbee); (17) The Teaching Improvement Process (Mary Deane Sorcinelli); and (18) Consideration in Setting Up a Peer Consultant Program (Michael Kerwin). Part 3, The Context of Instructional Consultation, contains: (19) Higher Education in North America (Charles Claxton); (20) Local Variables That Affect Consultation (Diane E. Morrison); (21) Variability among Faculty (Mary Ann Shea); (22) Faculty Face Student Diversity (Milton G. Spann, Jr. and Suella McCrimmon); (23) Effects of Classroom Environments (Gabriele Bauer); (24) Identifying and Assessing Your Consultation Style (Laura L. B. Border); (25) Developmental Stages of an Educational Consultant: Theoretical Perspective (Richard Tiberius, Jane Tipping, and Ronald Smith); and (26) A Personal Account of the Development of One Consultant (David Way). Part 4, Evaluating Instructional Consultation, contains: (27) Issues in Evaluating Consultation (Glenn R. Erickson); (28) Evaluating a Teaching Consultation Service (Glenn R. Erickson); and (29) Evaluating a Consultation Program for Part-Time Adjunct Faculty (Barbara J. Millis). The final section, Training Instructional Consultants, contains: (30) Instructional Consultants as Reflective Practitioners (Ronald Smith); (31) Training New Consultants in the Connecticut Community-Technical College System (Bill Searle and Patricia A. Cook); (32) Training New Consultants in the Kentucky Community-College System: The Teaching Consultants Workshop (Michael Kerwin and Judy Rhoads); (33) Training TAs as Consultants at the University of Michigan: Workshop for Peer Mentors (Beverly Black and Bronwen Gates); (34) Professional Development for Consultants at the University of Washingtons Center for Instructional Development and Research (Jody D. Nyquist and Donald H. Wulff); (35) Training New Consultants at Stanford University: The TA Consultants Program (Michele Marincovich); (36) Reflecting on Practice: Observing Ourselves Consulting (Barbara Hofer, Beverly Black, and Linda Acitelli); (37) Using Case Studies To Train Instructional Consultants (Barbara J. Millis); and (38) Professional Organizations of Instructional Consultants (Kathleen T. Brinko). Each source contains references. (SLD)

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