McKeachie’s Teaching Tips


Author: Wilbert McKeachie,Marilla Svinicki
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133936792
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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This indispensable handbook provides helpful strategies for dealing with both the everyday challenges of university teaching and those that arise in efforts to maximize learning for every student. The suggested strategies are supported by research and adaptable to specific classroom situations. Rather than suggest a “set of recipes” to be followed mechanically, the book gives instructors the tools they need to deal with the ever-changing dynamics of teaching and learning. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching Tips


Author: Wilbert James McKeachie,Marilla D. Svinicki
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495809449
Category: College teaching
Page: 432
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A pocket handbook for teaching at the university level. The book presents strategies along with enough theory to enable teachers to adapt them to their own situations. Featured issues include: using technology, experiential learning, policy, diversity and gender issues, and standards and accountability.

Tools for Teaching


Author: Barbara Gross Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470569450
Category: Education
Page: 608
View: 1992
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This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.

Handbook of Counselor Preparation


Author: Dr Karen Eriksen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972132
Category:
Page: N.A
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"Published in cooperation with the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)"

Teaching at Its Best

A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors
Author: Linda B. Nilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119107806
Category: Education
Page: 408
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The classic teaching toolbox, updated with new research and ideas Teaching at Its Best is the bestselling, research-based toolbox for college instructors at any level, in any higher education setting. Packed with practical guidance, proven techniques, and expert perspectives, this book helps instructors improve student learning both face-to-face and online. This new fourth edition features five new chapters on building critical thinking into course design, creating a welcoming classroom environment, helping students learn how to learn, giving and receiving feedback, and teaching in multiple modes, along with the latest research and new questions to facilitate faculty discussion. Topics include new coverage of the flipped classroom, cutting-edge technologies, self-regulated learning, the mental processes involved in learning and memory, and more, in the accessible format and easy-to-understand style that has made this book a much-valued resource among college faculty. Good instructors are always looking for ways to improve student learning. With college classrooms becoming increasingly varied by age, ability, and experience, the need for fresh ideas and techniques has never been greater. This book provides a wealth of research-backed practices that apply across the board. Teach students practical, real-world problem solving Interpret student ratings accurately Boost motivation and help students understand how they learn Explore alternative techniques, formats, activities, and exercises Given the ever-growing body of research on student learning, faculty now have many more choices of effective teaching strategies than they used to have, along with many more ways to achieve excellence in the classroom. Teaching at Its Best is an invaluable toolbox for refreshing your approach, and providing the exceptional education your students deserve.

Teaching in Social Work

An Educators' Guide to Theory and Practice
Author: Jeane W. Anastas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023152093X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Drawing from her extensive classroom and field experience, Jeane W. Anastas merges the "practice wisdom" of today's social work educators with contemporary theories on instruction and learning. Built around a teacher- and student-in-situation framework, Teaching in Social Work examines the effect of social issues, professional norms and needs, and various educational settings on the interactions among educators, students, and the subjects they learn. The result is a singular volume that focuses specifically on teaching within the field of social work, identifying the factors that result in effective educational outcomes. Anastas draws on the theories and selected research findings of higher education and social work education literature. She illuminates the critical aspects of teaching and learning as an adult, the best uses of different modalities of instruction, and the issues of diversity that influence all aspects of teaching and learning. Her book includes guest-authored chapters on field learning and the latest advances in teaching technology. It also engages with ethics, teaching and learning assessments, and faculty work in full-time social work education.

Teaching Psychology

A Step-By-Step Guide, Second Edition
Author: Sandra Goss Lucas,Douglas A. Bernstein
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317650255
Category: Education
Page: 316
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This volume provides thoroughly updated guidelines for preparing and teaching an entire course in psychology. Based on best principles and effective psychological and pedagogical research, it offers practical suggestions for planning a course, choosing teaching methods, integrating technology appropriately and effectively, developing student evaluation instruments and programs, and ideas for evaluation of your own teaching effectiveness. While research-based, this book was developed to be a basic outline of "what to do" when you teach. It is intended as a self-help guide for relatively inexperienced psychology teachers, whether graduate students or new faculty, but also as a core reading assignment for those who train psychology instructors. Experienced faculty who wish to hone their teaching skills will find the book useful, too.

Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience

The University of Washington's Growth in Faculty Teaching Study
Author: Catharine Hoffman Beyer,Edward Taylor,Gerald M. Gillmore
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438446055
Category: Education
Page: 254
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Shows what kind of changes college faculty make to their teaching and why they make them.

Effective Online Teaching

Foundations and Strategies for Student Success
Author: Tina Stavredes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118038802
Category: Education
Page: 284
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Effective Online Teaching is an essential resource that offers a clear understanding of how cognition and learning theory applies to online learning. This much-needed resource provides specific strategies for incorporating this knowledge into effective learner-centered teaching that gets results. The book includes strategies on motivation, tailored instruction, interaction, collaboration, monitoring and communication, time and information management, student concerns, and legal and ethical issues. Designed as a text for online instructors, the chapters can be used for self-directed learning or in a formal training setting in concert with the companion Training Manual and CD. "Tina Stavredes has done something sorely needed in the online teaching world —she has successfully combined solid theory and research with the practical application of instructor training. Both the book and the training manual are a 'must' for any online education organization. Bravo!"—Dr. Darcy W. Hardy, assistant vice provost for Technology Education Initiatives, University of Texas at San Antonio, and chair emerita, United States Distance Learning Association "Drawing from years of experience and solidly grounded in an understanding of the adult learner and learning, Stavredes offers dozens of helpful instructor strategies, activities, and resources to support adult learners' success in an online environment. Effective Online Teaching and its accompanying training manual is a 'must-have' set for online instructors in higher education, corporate, and government settings."—Sharan B. Merriam, professor emeritus of adult education, University of Georgia, and coauthor, Learning in Adulthood "An eminently practical book that provides clear and unpretentious explanations of the learning theories that are essential knowledge for every online teacher, together with equally uncluttered and easy-to-follow guidance about how to apply this knowledge to achieve excellent teaching."—Michael Grahame Moore, Distinguished Professor of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, and editor, The American Journal of Distance Education

Improving Your Classroom Teaching


Author: Maryellen Weimer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803949768
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 128
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Using vivid examples, classroom strategies, teaching tips and feedback tools, this book demonstrates how to improve teaching skills. Weimer dissects the elements of good teaching - enthusiasm, organization, clarity, among others - and emphasizes that good teaching can come in a variety of guises.

Mastering the Techniques of Teaching


Author: Joseph Lowman
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787955687
Category: Education
Page: 368
View: 8694
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Now in Paperback! "Masterfully balancing the practitioner's need for concrete suggestions and the scholar's quest for intriguing ideas, this book offers tips to be tried in class tomorrow and ideas to be mused on for months." --Maryellen Weimer, professor, Penn State University-Berks Campus "I have used the first edition of Joe Lowman's book for years and found it most helpful. The new edition is a must for teachers and faculty developers." --Milt Cox, University Director for Teaching Effectivness Programs, Miami University In this second edition of his classic resource, Joseph Lowman expands on his earlier model of effective teaching to place greater emphasis on motivational skill and commitment to teaching. He presents a practical new learning model that compares six sources of influence on what and how students learn in a college course. All types of teachers and instructors will discover options on how to organize classes and use group work to promote learning. They will also find a checklist for assessing their classroom performance on video, detailed instructions for using video analysis to improve their technique, and an innovative approach to evaluating their overall performance.

Teaching in Counselor Education

Engaging Students in Learning
Author: John D. West,Don Bubenzer,Jane A. Cox,Jason M. McGlothlin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781556203299
Category: Psychology
Page: 182
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The Teaching Portfolio

A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions
Author: Peter Seldin,J. Elizabeth Miller,Clement A. Seldin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047064303X
Category: Education
Page: 416
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Praise for The Teaching Portfolio "This new edition of a classic text has added invaluable, immediately useful material. It's a must-read for faculty, department chairs, and academic administrators." —Irene W. D. Hecht, director, Department Leadership Programs, American Council on Education "This book offers a wealth of wisdom and materials. It contains essential knowledge, salient advice, and an immediately useful model for faculty engaged in promotion or tenure." —Raymond L. Calabrese, professor of educational administration, The Ohio State University "The Teaching Portfolio provides the guidelines and models that faculty need to prepare quality portfolios, plus the standards and practices required to evaluate them." —Linda B. Nilson, director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University "Focused on reflection, sound assessment, and collaboration, this inspiring and practical book should be read by every graduate student, faculty member, and administrator." —John Zubizarreta, professor of English, Columbia College "All the expanded and new sections of this book add real value, but administrators and review committees will clearly benefit from the new section on how to evaluate portfolios with a validated template." —Barbara Hornum, director, Center for Academic Excellence, Drexel University "This book is practical, insightful, and immediately useful. It's an essential resource for faculty seeking promotion/tenure or who want to improve their teaching." —Michele Stocker-Barkley, faculty, Department of Psychology, Kishwaukee Community College "The Teaching Portfolio has much to say to teachers of all ranks, disciplines, and institutions. It offers a rich compendium of practical guidelines, examples, and resources." —Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Associate Provost for Faculty Development, University of Massachusetts Amherst "Teaching portfolios help our Board on Rank and Tenure really understand the quality and value of individual teaching contributions." —Martha L. Wharton, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity, Loyola University, Maryland

Evidence-based Teaching for Higher Education


Author: Beth M. Schwartz,Regan A. R. Gurung
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433811722
Category: Education
Page: 161
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Overview: This book synthesizes findings from the scholarship of teaching and learning in order to help university teachers choose techniques and tools that maximize student learning. Evidence-based recommendations are provided regarding teacher-student rapport, online teaching, use of technology in the classroom (such as audience response systems, podcasting, blogs, and wikis), experiential learning (such as internships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and in-class research projects), students' study habits, and more.

Meaningful Course Revision

Enhancing Academic Engagement Using Student Learning Data
Author: Catherine Wehlburg
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781933371054
Category: Education
Page: 170
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Faculty are often motivated to change the activities and design of their courses for reasons not based on data. In Meaningful Course Revision, the author seeks instead to illustrate how the appropriate use of multiple, direct measures of student-learning outcomes can lead to enhanced course development and revision. While providing an outline of methods for creating significant learning experiences, the book also includes practical suggestions for shaping the design of a course to meet student needs. Meaningful Course Revision urges a rethinking of teaching and learning. By making student advancement its focal point, it offers guidance through Data-based decision making Designing course-based assessment activities Using data to enhance innovation in course redesign Rethinking teaching and learning Embedding assessment activities in meaningful ways Planning the course Closing the feedback loop Moving from course-level decision making to departmental curriculum planning Creating a culture of student-learning outcomes assessment Written for faculty seeking advice on how to keep their teaching interesting and effective, Meaningful Course Revision is a practical guide for collecting information about how well students are reaching course goals, learning what impact course changes are having on student learning, and putting courses into a cycle of continual revision and improvement.

Successful Beginnings for College Teaching

Engaging Your Students from the First Day
Author: Angela Provitera-McGlynn
Publisher: Atwood Pub
ISBN: 9781891859380
Category: Education
Page: 157
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Laying the groundwork for a successful semester starts with the first day of class. Author Angela Provitera McGlynn tells that the first day is not the day to pass out a syllabus and let everyone go. Rather, it's the day to set the context for the rest of the semester. The author stresses the need for developing an atmosphere of respect for diversity while simultaneously providing a safe and exciting place to explore differences. Included are a whole variety of ice breakers and other exercises to keep students engaged and interacting. In addition, such vital issues as classroom dynamics, motivating students, and dealing with incivility are addressed with suggestions for promoting positive interactions.

Pharmacy Education


Author: Lynne M. Sylvia,Judith T. Barr
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763773972
Category: Medical
Page: 341
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Pharmacy Education: What Matters in Learning and Teaching is an essential resource for any pharmacy faculty member. More than a narration of the philosophical aspects of teaching and personal perspectives on life as a faculty member, it explores ‘what matters”, “why it matters”, and “how to apply” the matter to teaching, learning, and assessment in pharmacy education. It covers a variety of teaching settings (e.g., large classroom, small group teaching, clinical site) and guides the reader in developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be a teacher. Scenarios are included in each chapter, offering readers the opportunity to readily apply educational theory to their role as educators and to adapt the book’s content to their specific educational setting. The reader, whether a part-time faculty member, full-time faculty member, or adjunct professor/preceptor, is given the opportunity to personalize the material addressed in the text to his/her stage of development through engagement in reflective workbook exercises. Pharmacy Education: What Matters in Learning and Teaching is a valuable tool for mid-level senior-level faculty members as well as for new faculty. This text can also serve as a resource for adjunct faculty members and pharmacy residency directors and preceptors to aid in the development and refinement of clinical educational programs in pharmacy. This book will be a valuable tool for not only individual pharmacy educators but for schools of pharmacy and pharmacy residency programs in their provision of faculty development and preceptor development programs.

University Teaching in Focus

A Learning-Centred Approach
Author: Lynne Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415644062
Category: Education
Page: 330
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University Teaching in Focus provides a foundational springboard for early career academics preparing to teach in universities. Focusing on four critical areas - teaching, curriculum, students, and quality/leadership - this succinct resource offers university teachers a straightforward approach to facilitating effective student learning. The book empowers university teachers and contributes to their career success by developing teaching skills, strategies, and knowledge, as well as linking theory to practice. Written in a clear and accessible style by internationally acclaimed experts, topics include: learning theories, assessment, discipline-based teaching, curriculum design, problem-based and work-integrated learning, effective classroom teaching, and flexible modes of delivery. The needs of diverse student groups are explored and the scholarship of teaching and learning is addressed within a quality and leadership framework. The book also makes reference to seminal works and current resources. Real-world cases illuminate the theoretical content and 'Your Thoughts' sections encourage reflection and adaptation to local contexts. University Teaching in Focus explores ways that teachers can effectively engage students in life-long learning, extending their capacity to solve problems, to enter the workforce, to understand their discipline, and to interact positively with others in a global community throughout their professional lives.

Five Easy Lessons

Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching
Author: Randall D. Knight
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 330
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Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching is a paperback book packed with creative tips on how instructors can enhance and improve their physics class instruction techniques. It's an invaluable companion to Randy Knight's Physics for Scientists and Engineers — or for any physics course.

Teaching the Large College Class

A Guidebook for Instructors with Multitudes
Author: Frank Heppner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470180846
Category: Education
Page: 190
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It employs teaching-as-acting as a common theme, with many practical examples covering all of the major aspects of organizing, managing, and teaching a large lecture course in any field."--BOOK JACKET.