Small Group Teaching

Author: Tiberius, Richard G. (Graduate Course in Faculty Development, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135373736
Format: PDF, Docs
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A practical guide to improve classes that are bored, hostile, aggressive or just not quite right. The book provides tips form making small class teaching more effective, with practical suggestions for a broad range of problems that teachers regularly encounter.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry

Author: Bill Donahue
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310864046
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Assessment and solution for seven commonobstacles to building small groups.It’s one thing to start a small group ministry. It’s another tokeep the groups in your church healthy and headed in thesame direction. Whatever your church’s approach maybe—whether it is a church with groups or of groups—sooner or later, as a leader, you’ll need to do sometroubleshooting. That’s when the expert, to-the-pointguidance in this book will prove its worth.The beauty of this book lies in its unique diagnosticprocess. It allows you to assess, diagnose, and correctseven common “deadly sins” that can drain the life fromyour church’s small group ministry.In The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry, whatwould take you years to learn through trial and error isdistilled into some of the most useful information you canfind. Drawing on the knowledge they’ve gleaned fromworking inside Willow Creek Community Church, fromconsulting with hundreds of churches, and fromconducting conferences and seminars worldwide, smallgroup experts Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson furnishyou with proven, real-life solutions to the toughestproblems in your small group ministry. This is not theory—it is hands-on material you can read and apply today.

Effective Learning and Teaching in Medical Dental and Veterinary Education

Author: Sharon Huttly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135727112
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education series will include over 20 volumes, each packed with up-to-date advice, guidance and expert opinion on teaching in the key subjects in higher education today and backed up by the authority of the Institute for Learning and Teaching. This book covers all of the key issues concerning the effective teaching in medical, dental and veterinary education. It includes contributions from a wide range of experts in the field, with a broad and international perspective. It includes material on teaching and the support of learning, effectively using learning materials and IT in clinical education, assessment, developing effective learning environments, developing reflective practice, and personal development.

Pharmacy Education

Author: Lynne M. Sylvia
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449618820
Format: PDF, ePub
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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."

Medical Teaching in Ambulatory Care Second Edition

Author: Warren Rubenstein, MD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826176929
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Completely updated and extensively referenced, the new edition of this practical hands-on resource demonstrates the effective use of any ambulatory setting in medical education. The authors investigate the tools needed from a theoretical framework for teaching, in addition to essential teaching skills, dealing with difficult trainees, setting up a private practice as a setting for teaching, and more. The text provides pragmatic examples of real situations with specific strategies for addressing each.

Math Exchanges

Author: Kassia Omohundro Wedekind
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571108262
Format: PDF
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Traditionally, small-group math instruction has been used as a format for reaching children who struggle to understand. Math coach Kassia Omohundro Wedekind uses small-group instruction as the centerpiece of her math workshop approach, engaging all students in rigorous "math exchanges." The key characteristics of these mathematical conversations are that they are: 1) short, focused sessions that bring all mathematical minds together, 2) responsive to the needs of the specific group of mathematicians, and 3) designed for meaningful, guided reflection. As in reading and writing workshop, students in Kassia's math workshop are becoming self-directed and independent while participating in a classroom community of learners. Through the math exchanges, students focus on number sense and the big ideas of mathematics. Teachers guide the conversations with small groups of students, mediating talk and thinking as students share problem-solving strategies, discuss how math works, and move toward more effective and efficient approaches and greater mathematical understanding. Although grounded in theory and research, Math Exchanges is written for practicing teachers and answers such questions as the following: How can I use a math workshop approach and follow a certain textbook or set of standards? How should I form small groups? and How often should I meet with small groups? What should I focus on in small groups? How can I tell if my groups are making progress? What do small-group math exchanges look like, sound like, and feel like?

Strategies for Energizing Large Classes From Small Groups to Learning Communities

Author: Jean MacGregor
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The large introductory lecture classes common on most campuses pose a particular challenge to instructors who want to encourage the active student involvement that is a vital part of the learning process. This much-needed volume shows how instructors can energize students in these courses through the innovative use of small-group teaching strategies and new curricular structures. They provide detailed descriptions of both informal turn-to-your-neighbor activities and more formal and intensive small group approaches that have succeeded in making students more active and engaged learners. They also examine efforts to give students in large classes a greater sense of belonging to a community of learners through such techniques as intensive supplemental workshops and clustering multipleclasses, and provide answers to frequently asked questions about using small-group learning in large group settings.This is the 81st issue of the quarterly journal "New Directions For Teaching and Learning".