I m the Teacher You re the Student

Author: Patrick Allitt
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812200409
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What is it really like to be a college professor in an American classroom today? An award-winning teacher with over twenty years of experience answers this question by offering an enlightening and entertaining behind-the-scenes view of a typical semester in his American history course. The unique result—part diary, part sustained reflection—recreates both the unstudied realities and intensely satisfying challenges that teachers encounter in university lecture halls. From the initial selection of reading materials through the assignment of final grades to each student, Patrick Allitt reports with keen insight and humor on the rewards and frustrations of teaching students who often are unable to draw a distinction between the words "novel" and "book." Readers get to know members of the class, many of whom thrive while others struggle with assignments, plead for better grades, and weep over failures. Although Allitt finds much to admire in today's students, he laments their frequent lack of preparedness—students who arrive in his classroom without basic writing skills, unpracticed with reading assignments. With sharp wit, a critical eye, and steady sympathy for both educators and students, I'm the Teacher, You're the Student examines issues both large and small, from the ethics of student-teacher relationships to how best to evaluate class participation and grade writing assignments. It offers invaluable guidance to those concerned with the state of higher education today, to young faculty facing the classroom for the first time, and to parents whose children are heading off to college.

Preparing for the Classroom

Author: Kevin O. Mason
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475800436
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This book explores and examines current topics and issues in teacher education through the lens of eight practicing teachers. Their voices add a new perspective on the effectiveness and practicality of current trends and reforms in teacher education.

McKeachie s Teaching Tips Strategies Research and Theory for College and University Teachers

Author: Wilbert McKeachie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495809292
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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Activities for Teaching Gender and Sexuality in the University Classroom

Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475801815
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Activities for Teaching Gender and Sexuality in the University Classroom is the first interdisciplinary collection of activities devoted entirely to teaching about gender and sexuality. It offers both new and seasoned instructors a range of exciting exercises that can be immediately adapted for their own classes, at various levels, and across a range of disciplines. Activities are self-contained, classroom-tested, and edited for ease of use and potential to remain current.

First Time in the College Classroom

Author: Mary C. Clement
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607095262
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents the knowledge base of college teaching in a user-friendly, easy-to-read, yet well-researched format. From sample syllabi to the creation of an effective grading scale, this book covers critically important aspects of organizing and teaching your curriculum.

Classroom Management in Teacher Education Programs

Author: Jonathan Ryan Davis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319638505
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This book investigates the impact of integrating culturally relevant and pedagogically dynamic classroom management strategies into the curriculum of an urban secondary education pre-service methods course. The book begins by framing the problem of integrating classroom management into the lives of those learning to teach impact. It then examines multiple case studies of students from the study’s control cohort who did not have classroom management coursework in their methods course. After breaking down the challenges encountered by the control students, the book offers DCMA as a framework from which teacher educators might create an integrative methods course. The book then analyzes students from the study’s experimental cohort and how they benefited from such an integrative course throughout their teacher preparation and into their first year of teaching.

Teaching with Classroom Response Systems

Author: Derek Bruff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470596616
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is a need in the higher education arena for a book that responds to the need for using technology in a classroom of tech-savvy students. This book is filled with illustrative examples of questions and teaching activities that use classroom response systems from a variety of disciplines (with a discipline index). The book also incorporates results from research on the effectiveness of the technology for teaching. Written for instructional designers and re-designers as well as faculty across disciplines. A must-read for anyone interested in interactive teaching and the use of clickers. This book draws on the experiences of countless instructors across a wide range of disciplines to provide both novice and experienced teachers with practical advice on how to make classes more fun and more effective.”--Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University, and author, Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual “Those who come to this book needing practical advice on using ‘clickers’ in the classroom will be richly rewarded: with case studies, a refreshing historical perspective, and much pedagogical ingenuity. Those who seek a deep, thoughtful examination of strategies for active learning will find that here as well—in abundance. Dr. Bruff achieves a marvelous synthesis of the pragmatic and the philosophical that will be useful far beyond the life span of any single technology.” --Gardner Campbell, Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning, and Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Learning, Honors College, Baylor University

Of the Students By the Students and For the Students

Author: Martin Wolff
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443826235
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Annually, China produces more than 5 million college graduates who have been compelled to study English as a foreign language for 10 to 17 years but graduate functionally illiterate, unable to produce comprehensible oral or written English. English is taught as a subject required to pass tests and not as a communicative language. The problems are identified, confirmed by post-graduate students and solutions are presented. The development and success of a remedial program designed for the collegiate level, Holistic English, is well documented by the students at top tier and second tier universities, as well as 3rd tier and vocational colleges in seven Provinces of China. This is a compelling story of a 30 year old failed program that reminds us of Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

The Ten Students You ll Meet in Your Classroom

Author: Vickie Gill
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412949114
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A motivational resource for aspiring and veteran teachers presents ten student archetypes to help teachers better understand and reach each member of their classrooms.

Hidden Roads Nonnative English Speaking International Professors in the Classroom

Author: Katherine Grace Hendrix
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118923197
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This issue uses the powerful narrative of autoethnography to makevisible the existence of international professors and teachingassistants who speak English as a Second Language. These important,but often invisible, individuals contribute daily to the educationof students within the US postsecondary educational system. This volume covers a variety of experiences, such as: Faculty of color teaching intercultural communication International teaching assistants’ attitudes toward theirUS students The challenges to existing cultural assumptions in the USclassroom. These experiences—in the form of challenges andcontributions—are foregrounded and highlighted in their ownright. This is the 138th volume of the quarterly Jossey-Bass highereducation series New Directions for Teaching and Learning.It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques forimproving college teaching based on the experience of seasonedinstructors and the latest findings of educational andpsychological researchers.