To My Professor Student Voices for Great College Teaching

Author: Michigan State University School of Journalism
Publisher: Read the Spirit
ISBN: 1942011504
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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
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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
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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
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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.

The Substitute Teacher Effect

Author: Sammy Kayes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692676806
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

My Freshman Year

Author: Rebekah Nathan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143037477
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Feeling out of touch with her students, an anthropology professor describes how she enrolled as a freshman student at college in order to gain new insight into modern-day undergraduate culture. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Using Your Voice Effectively in the Classroom

Author: William Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317232828
Format: PDF
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As a teacher, you are required to use your voice more than any other professional! Your voice is the most important tool that you have at your disposal to inspire students and help them learn effectively. Using your voice powerfully and effectively is the key to becoming an outstanding teacher. Developing a strong vocal presence in the classroom influences everything else that you do, helping to build your confidence and positive interactions with students. If you neglect your voice as a teacher, you are more likely to end up stressed, have a shorter teaching career and suffer from vocal health issues. This book explores how you can learn to use your voice effectively in the classroom, linking together basic theory about vocal production and teacher identity with numerous practical tips, tricks and exercises which you can apply to your own teaching. Covering all aspects of the voice and its employment both inside the classroom and its importance to daily life outside, the book tackles topics such as: the philosophy of the voice, how it develops and its role in creating your own identity the mechanical and mental skills required to develop a teaching voice acquiring confidence and an exploration of body language to underpin your vocal production the relationship between the student’s voice and the teacher’s voice the importance of practice for a teacher the practicality of caring for one’s voice. Using Your Voice Effectively in the Classroom offers a much-needed exploration and thorough examination of the voice in the classroom and will be an indispensable guide for trainee teachers, as well as valuable reading for all practising teachers.

Transforming Students

Author: Charity Johansson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421414376
Format: PDF, ePub
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The recent trend of trying to measure higher education’s return on investment misses a fundamental point, argue Charity Johansson and Peter Felten. The central purpose of a college or university is to transform the lives of students—not to merely change them or help them mature. This transformation is an ongoing process of intentionally aligning one’s behavior with one’s core sense of personal identity. It is the university’s central role to lead students in this transformation, a process that shapes students into intentional, critical, and engaged individuals. Recognizing the remarkable influence of the college experience on peoples’ lives, the authors offer a guide to how colleges and universities can effectively lead students through this life-changing process. Drawn from extensive interviews with students and graduates, faculty and staff, Transforming Students gathers diverse stories to show how students experience the transformation process, which rarely follows a neat or linear path. The interviews illustrate central themes from the literature on transformative learning and the undergraduate student experience. A sequel of sorts to George Keller’s classic Transforming a College—which chronicled Elon University’s metamorphosis from struggling college to a top regional university— Transforming Students addresses the school’s core educational mission: to shape students into engaged adults who embrace learning as a lifelong endeavor. Given this effect, the college experience is much more than preparation for a career. It is preparation for life.