To My Professor Student Voices for Great College Teaching

Author: Michigan State University School of Journalism
Publisher: Read the Spirit
ISBN: 1942011504
Format: PDF
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“To My Professor: Student Voices for Great College Teaching” begins with remarks by students about their professors. They tend not to be the kind of remarks that professors usually hear, and some are harsh. Others are full of gratitude for teachers who inspire and motivate. The “To My Professor” statements are really just starting points that lead to advice from master teachers. Teaching college is difficult and this book has some potential solutions. More than 50 chapters cover situations including expectations, communication, technology, race, gender and religion, mental and physical health.

To My Professor

Author: Michigan State School of Journalism
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781942011491
Format: PDF, ePub
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"To My Professor: Student Voices for Great College Teaching" begins with remarks by students about their professors. More than 50 chapters cover situations including expectations, communication, technology, race, gender and religion, mental and physical health. The student statements are starting points that lead to advice from master teachers.

What the Best College Teachers Do

Author: Ken Bain
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674065549
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 is—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 out—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.

Fires in the Middle School Bathroom

Author: Kathleen Cushman
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586520
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Following on the heels of the bestselling Fires in the Bathroom, which brought the insights of high school students to teachers and parents, Kathleen Cushman now turns her attention to the crucial and challenging middle grades, joining forces with adolescent psychologist Laura Rogers. As teachers, counselors, and parents cope with the roller coaster of early adolescence, too few stop to ask students what they think about these critical years. Here, middle school students in grades 5 through 8 across the country and from diverse ethnic backgrounds offer insights on what it takes to make classrooms more effective and how to forge stronger relationships between young adolescents and adults. Students tackle such critical topics as social, emotional, and academic pressures; classroom behavior; organization; and preparing for high school. Cushman and Rogers help readers hear and understand the vital messages about adolescent learning that come though in what these students say. This invaluable resource provides a unique window into how middle school students think, feel, and learn, bringing their needs to the forefront of the conversation about education.

Student Voice

Author: Russell J. Quaglia
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483379787
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Meaningful school reform starts with your most powerful partner—your students! When you take time to listen, you’ll find that students’ aspirations can drive your school toward exciting new goals—and when students know they’re being heard, they engage meaningfully in their own academic success. Using examples drawn from student surveys, focus groups, observations, and interviews, this groundbreaking book presents a blueprint for a successful partnership between educators and students. You’ll discover how to: Ask the right questions—and understand how to build from the answers Engage students in decision-making and improvement-related processes Implement the Aspirations Framework to guide students toward their full potential

Fires in the Bathroom

Author: Kathleen Cushman
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585702
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since its initial publication in hardcover in 2003, Fires in the Bathroom has been through multiple printings and received the attention of teachers across the country. Now in paperback, Kathleen Cushman’s groundbreaking book offers original insights into teaching teenagers in today’s hard-pressed urban high schools from the point of view of the students themselves. It speaks to both new and established teachers, giving them firsthand information about who their students are and what they need to succeed. Students from across the country contributed perceptive and pragmatic answers to questions of how teachers can transcend the barriers of adolescent identity and culture to reach the diverse student body in today’s urban schools. With the fresh and often surprising perspectives of youth, they tackle tough issues such as increasing engagement and motivation, teaching difficult academic material, reaching English-language learners, and creating a classroom culture where respect and success go hand in hand.

Learning from the Learners

Author: Elizabeth Berry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442278625
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This book turns the traditional approach to student success on its head by examining the learning habits of successful students based on what they have told us about their learning strategies, on what they do to succeed in college, and on the teaching practices they think best foster their learning. This approach is in stark contrast to most recent studies of learning at the college level which focus on what students need to do to succeed, but are written from the point of view of "experts" who provide advice to struggling students. Learning from the Learners: Successful College Students Share Their Effective Learning Habits is based on what "expert" students tell us about what they - as learners - do to succeed. It is grounded in a 10-year study that rests on a rich qualitative data set that includes open-ended survey responses gathered on a term-by term basis and in depth interviews during the freshman and junior years with over 700 students of diverse backgrounds. Additionally, since many students interviewed were the first in their family to attend college and from backgrounds traditionally underserved by higher education, the book's insights will be of particular interest to educators elsewhere who are increasingly expected to help similar students succeed. Themes include student success, academic challenges, diversity, pedagogy, and technology in the classroom. No other book on the widely discussed subject of student success relies on such a wealth of quantitative and qualitative data about what works from the point of view of students themselves.

Internationalisation and the Student Voice

Author: Elspeth Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135262373
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This groundbreaking volume seeks to take the first steps in analyzing the impact of internationalization initiatives from student perspectives. As programs are increasingly delivered overseas and we seek to offer domestic students an international experience, how do we know what works for students and what does not? Encompassing the fast-growing global imperative is a significant challenge for higher education and this collection identifies opportunities for enrichment of the learning environment, with all chapters based on direct research with students. The book provides essential reading for anyone engaged in internationalization and wishing to learn more about the impact on students of a range of initiatives in order to apply the lessons in their own contexts. Chapters include student responses to the following learning contexts: "traditional" international contexts, where students study outside their home country for shorter or longer periods; "trans-national" programs where students study at home or in another country and faculty from the awarding university fly in to deliver courses; domestic students studying in their home country, with staff seeking to internationalize the curriculum; students having transformational international experiences in other countries through service learning/volunteering, or study abroad

The Substitute Teacher Effect

Author: Sammy Kayes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692676806
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Why are students so apathetic and chaotic when their regular teacher is gone for the day? Is this a natural mindset, or is it learned? If the mindset is learned, do our schools play a role in developing it? Do cultural factors play a role? ...And why are these questions so rarely asked? The students seem to be at their worst on "sub day," but it's not so clear why. We could be lazy and assume, as we often do, that this is simply childhood. But perhaps the common wisdom is not wisdom at all. There must be some better explanation as to why, upon seeing the substitute teacher, the students break down and turn up. Teacher and author Sammy Kayes spent more than two years trying to understand this phenomenon, as he worked full time in over twenty schools, hundreds of classrooms, and with thousands of students. He was eventually forced to conclude that the "sub" effect is far more than a mere nuisance. It is a visible sign of a disfunctional school and social system: authoritarian rather than democratic, valuing obedience over judgment, and dismissive of the importance of childhood itself.

Teacher Voice

Author: Russell J. Quaglia
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506317154
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Help teachers listen, learn, and lead for powerful school reform! Help teachers find their voice and positively influence meaningful school change with this inspiring guide from student aspirations pioneers Russell Quaglia and Lisa Lande. You’ll discover practical action steps, teacher interviews, in-depth research, and more. Using Quaglia’s three-part School Voice Model, you’ll learn to expertly incorporate teacher voice and inspire teacher to: Effectively express themselves Work collaboratively for school change Increase engagement and define a sense of purpose Amplify their voice via technology Improve retention, innovation, professional development, and student achievement with this breakthrough guide!