πŸ“’ Author : Ken Bain
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harvard University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-09-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780674065543
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer isβ€”it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and outβ€”but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.


πŸ“’ Author : Ken Bain
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harvard University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-07-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 260
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780674067479
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.


πŸ“’ Author : Michael Hunter Schwartz
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harvard University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-08-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 366
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780674728134
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Law

SYNOPSIS : This pioneering book is the first to identify the methods, strategies, and personal traits of law professors whose students achieve exceptional learning. Modeling good behavior through clear, exacting standards and meticulous preparation, these instructors know that little things also count--starting on time, learning names, responding to emails.


πŸ“’ Author : Chris Palmer
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2019-05-10
πŸ“’ Pages : 248
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781475832815
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : This book is a practical guide for professors who are interested in being more effective teachers. It encompasses all the things a professor must do to prepare to teach; to stimulate learning and love of learning; to understand and engage all students; and to help them find direction, purpose, and mission in their lives. The book recognizes the importance of instructors, and how the best teachers focus on inspiring lifelong learning, both in themselves and in their students. Good teaching is rooted in good values, not the mastery of content alone. Caring, empathy, and compassion are important. The highest value of a teacher may often lie in the mentorship she can provide to her students. Discover how to convey passion and enthusiasm to students, and how to motivate your students to want to learn and participate. The book describes active learning approaches and how to make lectures more effective. It also recognizes the moral responsibility professors have to help the less talkative members of their class. The book deals with how to overcome the challenges of fostering learning in large classes where it is almost impossible for the instructor to get to know all the students. How to keep students alert and energized by adding variety to your classes through games, role-playing, humor, guest speakers, field trips, videos, and other devices. How to maintain enthusiasm and compassion all semester, and keep fatigue and negative thoughts at bay. How to handle email and office hours, how to provide feedback on work, and how to consider the whole student as you evaluate performance and foster success. This book is a useful guide as you chart your course through the challenges and rewards of college teaching.


πŸ“’ Author : Peter Filene
πŸ“’ Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-06-03
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781442995307
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : 'A clear, concise, and elegant conversation with the reader about the goals and methods of effective education. Veteran as well as novice teachers will benefit from the examples and suggestions presented in this book.'' Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education ''The book is brief ... but it packs in lots of advice.... [Filene] addresses nuts-and-bolts questions that more highfalutin books on pedagogy might overlook.'' Chronicle of Higher Education ''Similar to a few self-help books, this book is worth reading every few years to remind us that there are better or different ways to do things.'' Education Review Gathering concepts and techniques borrowed from outstanding college professors, The Joy of Teaching provides helpful guidance for new instructors developing and teaching their first college courses. Award-winning professor Peter Filene proposes that teaching should not be like a baseball game in which the instructor pitches ideas to students to see whether they hit or strike out. Ideally, he says, teaching should resemble a game of Frisbee in which the teacher invites students to catch ideas and pass them on. Rather than prescribe any single model for success, Filene lays out the advantages and disadvantages of various pedagogical strategies, inviting new teachers to make choices based on their own personalities, values, and goals. Filene tackles everything from syllabus writing and lecture planning to class discussions, grading, and teacher-student interactions outside the classroom. The book's down-to-earth, accessible style makes it appropriate for teachers in all fields. Instructors in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences will all welcome its invaluable tips for successful teaching and learning.


πŸ“’ Author : Greg Light
πŸ“’ Publisher : SAGE
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-05-13
πŸ“’ Pages : 360
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1446243761
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : 'This book provides teachers in higher education with what they need - a compelling framework for improving student learning. It combines a comprehensive synthesis of the latest research on learning and teaching with practical strategies for implementing it in their classrooms' - Professor Ken Bain, Author of What the Best College Teachers Do, Vice Provost for Instruction, Montclair State University Praise for the First Edition: `For too long we have waited for a book that brings together the best contemporary thinking about learning and teaching and that connects with academics' everyday teaching practice in an engaging way. At last, in this book, we have it' - Ronald Barnett, Institute of Education, University of London Worldwide, higher and professional education services are challenged by increased student numbers and diversity, tougher demands for professional accountability, increasing calls for educational relevance and thinning resources. This new edition addresses key issues in the practice and theory of teaching and learning in the sector and includes fully updated discussions of: - the professional in academic practice - mentoring - teaching with technology - the relationship between learning objectives, outcomes and assessment - the novice teacher The authors draw on theory, practice and current research to provide a new way of thinking about the many aspects of learning and teaching in higher education, enabling readers to reflect critically on their teaching. They also propose a model for continuous professional development appropriate to the higher education academic community. Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: The Reflective Professional is for lecturers, researchers, staff developers and others involved in teaching in higher and professional education. Greg Light is Director of the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence and an associate professor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Chicago. Roy Cox was a visiting academic at the University of London where he helped establish one of the first centres for learning and teaching in higher education in the world. Susanna Calkins is Associate Director for Faculty development at the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence.


πŸ“’ Author : Linda K. Shadiow
πŸ“’ Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-03-07
πŸ“’ Pages : 208
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781118416204
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : Praise for What Our Stories Teach Us "In her new book What Our Stories Teach Us, Linda Shadiowinvites college faculty to use their personal and professionalstories to reflect more critically and meaningfully on theirteaching practice. Guiding her readers with a gentle but sure hand,Shadiow painstakingly shows that by systematically examining oureducational and pedagogical biographies from a range ofperspectives, we gain deeper insight into the pivotal moments thatenliven our teaching and sustain our commitment to ongoingprofessional growth. I expect to be learning from this humane bookfor many years to come." β€”Stephen Preskill,Distinguished Professor of Civic Engagement and Leadership, WagnerCollege "Essential reading for every educator who strives to be a betterteacher. Shadiow's book offers us a fascinating process to mine ourpersonal teaching and learning stories for the valuable lessonsthey contain." β€”Jim Sibley, Centre for InstructionalSupport, University of British Columbia "In this well-conceived and well-written book, Linda Shadiowgently guides faculty along a path toward unearthing the richstories of their lives that offer deep and enduring insight intotheir practice." β€”Dannelle D. Stevens, professor andauthor, Journal Keeping: How to Use Reflective Writing forLearning, Teaching, Professional Insight, and PositiveChange


πŸ“’ Author : Margot Soven
πŸ“’ Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-04-30
πŸ“’ Pages : 288
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781579228798
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : Research indicates that of the pedagogies recognized as β€œhigh impact”, learning communities – one approach to which, the linked course, is the subject of this book – lead to an increased level of student engagement in the freshman year that persists through the senior year, and improve retention. This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. The faculty may teach independently or together, coordinating syllabi and assignments so that the classes complement each other, and often these courses are linked around a particular interdisciplinary theme. Creating a cohort that works together for two paired courses motivates students, while the course structure promotes integrative learning as students make connections between disciplines. This volume covers both β€œlinked courses” in which faculty may work to coordinate syllabi and assignments, but teach most of their courses separately, as well as well as β€œpaired courses” in which two or more courses are team taught in an integrated program in which faculty participate as learners as well as teachers. Part One, Linked Course Pedagogies, includes several case studies of specific linked courses, including a study skills course paired with a worldview course; a community college course that challenges students’ compartmentalized thinking; and a paired course whose outcomes can be directly compared to parallel stand-alone courses Part Two, Linked Course Programs, includes a description of several institutional programs representing a variety of linked course program models. Each chapter includes information about program implementation, staffing logistics and concerns, curriculum development, pedagogical strategies, and faculty development. Part Three, Assessing Linked Courses, highlights the role of assessment in supporting, maintaining, and improving linked course programs by sharing assessment models and describing how faculty and administrators have used particular assessment practices in order to improve their linked course programs.


πŸ“’ Author : Kimberly A. Kline
πŸ“’ Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-12-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 200
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781579228316
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : This guidebook aims to stimulate student affairs professionals and higher education faculty alike to adopt new approaches when discussing sensitive or controversial topics with their students. It provides teachers and professionals with a critical social understanding of social justice, social agency, reflection, and actionable knowledge to develop new and effective skills, practice them in safe spaces, and apply them in the field. It offers tools that are equally applicable in a classroom or cocurricular setting. The exceptional teachers, scholars, and professionals contributing to this volume provide a diverse and alternative lens through which to examine the intersection of social justice education and professional practice. The text is organized in three overarching themes: Part One, β€œExisting Theories, Examining Claims, and Proposing New Understandings”; Part Two, β€œConcrete Tools and Safe Spaces for Practicing Difficult Dialogues in Professional Practice”; and Part Three, β€œProfessional Development, Action Research, and Social Agency.” In Part Four, β€œMoving Forward,” the book concludes with a chapter on implications for daily life and practice. The action-oriented research model provides strategies and frameworks for using social science research to engage in critical social and educational problem solving. The emphasis is on moving colleges and universities to widen their moral and ethical lenses, beyond understanding diversity, to developing multicultural competence and enriching their campus communities. Written for faculty in higher education and student affairs professionals, along with master’s and doctoral students in these fields, this book provides a framework that is grounded in research and sound pedagogies and theories.


πŸ“’ Author : Judith Grunert O'Brien
πŸ“’ Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-10-29
πŸ“’ Pages : 160
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0470605499
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : When it was first published in 1997, The Course Syllabus became the gold standard reference for both new and experienced college faculty. Like the first edition, this book is based on a learner-centered approach. Because faculty members are now deeply committed to engaging students in learning, the syllabus has evolved into a useful, if lengthy, document. Today's syllabus provides details about course objectives, requirements and expectations, and also includes information about teaching philosophies, specific activities and the rationale for their use, and tools essential to student success.