I m the Teacher You re the Student

Author: Patrick Allitt
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812200409
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Skillful Teacher

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118450299
Format: PDF
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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.

On Course

Author: James M Lang
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674033922
Format: PDF
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Preparing for the Classroom

Author: Kevin O. Mason
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475800436
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The Ten Students You ll Meet in Your Classroom

Author: Vickie Gill
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412949114
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Art and Craft of Teaching

Author: Margaret Morganroth Gullette
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674046801
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Good teaching does not come naturally or easily to anyone, even to those who seem to have a gift for it. This concise and lively guide developed from the faculty seminars of the Harvard-Danforth Center for Teaching and Learning contains hundreds of insights into the fine and difficult art of leading students to demand more of themselves, find new ways of solving problems, and awaken unsuspected talents. Filled with useful suggestions for improving teaching skills, The Art and Craft of Teaching offers solutions to problems that every instructor faces and suggests strategies that will enrich the classroom for both beginning and experienced teachers and their students.

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

Author: Wilbert McKeachie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495809292
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

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

Coming to Class

Author: Alan Shepard
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780867094510
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Coming to Class presents twenty-one original essays on the relationship of pedagogical practice to instructors' social class histories.

Teaching Naked

Author: Jos? Antonio Bowen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118238087
Format: PDF, ePub
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You've heard about "flipping your classroom"—now find out how to do it! Introducing a new way to think about higher education, learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. José Bowen recognizes that technology is profoundly changing education and that if students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize "naked" face-to-face contact with faculty. Here, he illustrates how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. Bowen offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments.