What Our Stories Teach Us

Author: Linda K. Shadiow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118416201
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Praise for What Our Stories Teach Us "In her new book What Our Stories Teach Us, Linda Shadiowinvites college faculty to use their personal and professionalstories to reflect more critically and meaningfully on theirteaching practice. Guiding her readers with a gentle but sure hand,Shadiow painstakingly shows that by systematically examining oureducational and pedagogical biographies from a range ofperspectives, we gain deeper insight into the pivotal moments thatenliven our teaching and sustain our commitment to ongoingprofessional growth. I expect to be learning from this humane bookfor many years to come." —Stephen Preskill,Distinguished Professor of Civic Engagement and Leadership, WagnerCollege "Essential reading for every educator who strives to be a betterteacher. Shadiow's book offers us a fascinating process to mine ourpersonal teaching and learning stories for the valuable lessonsthey contain." —Jim Sibley, Centre for InstructionalSupport, University of British Columbia "In this well-conceived and well-written book, Linda Shadiowgently guides faculty along a path toward unearthing the richstories of their lives that offer deep and enduring insight intotheir practice." —Dannelle D. Stevens, professor andauthor, Journal Keeping: How to Use Reflective Writing forLearning, Teaching, Professional Insight, and PositiveChange

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths

Author: Alicia Fedelina Chávez
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620363267
Format: PDF, ePub
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Promoting learning among college students is an elusive challenge, and all the more so when faculty and students come from differing cultures. This comprehensive guide addresses the continuing gaps in our knowledge about the role of culture in learning; and offers an empirically-based framework and model, together with practical strategies, to assist faculty in transforming college teaching for all their students through an understanding of and teaching to their strengths. Recognizing that each student learns in culturally influenced ways, and that each instructor’s teaching is equally influenced by her or his background and experiences, the authors offer an approach by which teachers can progressively learn about culture while they transform their teaching through reflection and the application of new practices that enrich student learning. The key premise of the book is that deepening student learning and increasing retention and graduation rates requires teaching from a strengths based perspective that recognizes the cultural assets that students bring to higher education, and to their own learning. Derived through research and practice, the authors present their Model of Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching and Learning that highlights eight continua towards achieving the transformation of teaching, and developing more culturally balanced and inclusive practices, over time. They present techniques – illustrated by numerous examples and narratives – for building on cultural strengths in teaching; offer tips and strategies for teaching through cultural dilemmas; and provide culturally reflective exercises. This guide is intended for all faculty, faculty developers or administrators in higher education concerned with equitable outcomes in higher education and with ensuring that all student cultural groups learn and graduate at the same rates.

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching

Author: Alison Cook-Sather
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118836065
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A guide to developing productive student-faculty partnerships in higher education Student-faculty partnerships is an innovation that is gaining traction on campuses across the country. There are few established models in this new endeavor, however. Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty offers administrators, faculty, and students both the theoretical grounding and practical guidelines needed to develop student-faculty partnerships that affirm and improve teaching and learning in higher education. Provides theory and evidence to support new efforts in student-faculty partnerships Describes various models for creating and supporting such partnerships Helps faculty overcome some of the perceived barriers to student-faculty partnerships Suggests a range of possible levels of partnership that might be appropriate in different circumstances Includes helpful responses to a range of questions as well as advice from faculty, students, and administrators who have hands-on experience with partnership programs Balancing theory, step-by-step guidelines, expert advice, and practitioner experience, this book is a comprehensive why- and how-to handbook for developing a successful student-faculty partnership program.

The Skillful Teacher

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119019869
Format: PDF
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Energize your classrooms with these key techniques for collegeteaching 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 changingtechnology, each semester throws up new challenges for engagingstudents. Discover how to keep your teaching, and your students, energizedwith The Skillful Teacher, a practical guide to effectivetechniques, approaches, and methods for today's college classrooms.Providing insights, reflections, and advice from his four decadesof college teaching, Stephen Brookfield now adapts his successfulmethods to teaching online, working with diverse studentpopulations, and making classrooms truly inclusive. As well asbeing completely revised, updated, and rewritten, this edition addssix 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 astudent's perspective, as well as absorb the wisdom of veterancollege faculty with whom the author has worked. Themes from thebestselling previous editions remain, but are revisited andexpanded with the perspective of an additional decade in theclassroom. This authoritative guide is now even more comprehensiveto better serve teachers looking to improve. Whether you are new tothe classroom or are looking to rise to new challenges, TheSkillful Teacher will provide answers, expand your repertoireof techniques, and invigorate your teaching and yourclassrooms.

Facilitative Collaborative Knowledge Co Construction

Author: Gertina J. van Schalkwyk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111916950X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Collaborative teaching and learning has been a focus of research recently, yet it can sometimes be a challenge for multicultural students in an educational setting. This second volume of a two-volume edition helps lecturers, educators, and teachers create collaborative teaching and learning experiences with multicultural adult learners in higher education. The authors of this volume provide: outlines of some of the positive relationships that can be developed among students and educators when the process of gaining knowledge is seen as a co-constructed process, approaches to relational intelligence and collaborative learning, research from neuropsychology and practical applications to teaching, and characterizations of emotional intelligence and sociocognitive skills needed in collaborative learning environments. Though focused on Asian students and their experiences, this volume includes information for all students and educators who are engaged in the collaborative search for knowledge. This is the 143rd volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education series. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.

The Essential Academic Dean or Provost

Author: Jeffrey L. Buller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118762193
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The go-to reference for academic leaders seeking practicalanswers to everyday challenges The Essential Academic Dean or Provost explains the "how"of academic leadership, providing a practical, comprehensive,reality-based reference for almost any problem, challenge, oropportunity. This updated second edition includes new chapters onthe difference between leadership and management in highereducation, leadership in politically charged environments,effective strategies for making decisions, and working withassociate deans or provosts, plus new case studies, new research,and ten additional chapters available on the companion website.Each topic deals concisely with the most important informationdeans and provosts need when faced with a particular situation,providing both a comprehensive guide to academic leadership as wellas a ready reference to be consulted as needed. The role of a dean or provost at a modern university isextremely complex, involving budgeting, community relations,personnel decisions, management of a large enterprise, fundraising,and guiding a school, college, or entire institution toward acompelling vision of the future. The details academic leaders haveto deal with are numerous and critical, and every little thingmatters. This invaluable guide provides the answers you need whenyou need them, and gives you framework for successfully navigatingyour job's many competing demands. Build support for a shared vision of the future Interact effectively with different internal and externalconstituencies Learn decision-making techniques specific to the academicenvironment Set, supervise, and implement a budget that allows yourprograms to flourish Academic leaders need a handy, focused reference that providesauthoritative answers to the many issues and questions that ariseevery day. With proven solutions to a multitude of challenges,The Essential Academic Dean or Provost shows academicleaders what they need to know in order to successfully guide theirinstitutions into the future.

Faculty Leadership

Author: Sue Wells
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457561433
Format: PDF, Kindle
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At its heart, outstanding teaching is about leadership, and reflective practice is the essential foundation for advancing academic leadership in the classroom and beyond. Teaching in higher education is a complex and multi-faceted endeavor. It is highly creative, relational, dynamic and inspiring, and also demanding in a context of changing student expectations and the proliferation of knowledge across all disciplines and professions. Given that learning is completely volitional on the part of your students, high-impact teaching involves inspiring, motivating and facilitating rich and authentic learning experiences. Within all of the complexity of the teaching role, how do you know where you are most effective, and where you can further grow and develop? Reflective practice is the key! Whether you are new to teaching or are an experienced college faculty member, this manual offers a roadmap for your own personal journey of discovery and growth, with a wide range of tools and resources to help you in advancing your teaching excellence. The activities and resources in this manual have been drawn from research and scholarship on teaching in higher education, as well as the lived experience of a diverse group of faculty members and other academic leaders, to support you in your learning journey across the many dimensions of your role. Personal stories, case examples, and reflections from faculty colleagues are offered throughout, bringing the material to life and establishing direct linkages with the ‘art and science’ of teaching and learning. I believe the time spent on reflection is a gift; it allows us the distance necessary to understand the complexity, joy, challenges and learnings of a set of experiences, and then, most critically, to peel apart our emotions and expectations, basking in what worked and adapting to what’s next. This guide offers the tools to get the most from that gift. Whether a new practitioner or seasoned faculty, reflective practice supports your development as an academic leader, making for experiences that are more meaningful for you, and for your students. Ann Buller President and CEO, Centennial College As a faculty member, this Reflective Practice Guide has numerous activities that will help you to not only reflect on teaching excellence but will assist you in developing your ideal teaching self. All the activities in this Reflective Practice Guide were so inspiring to do and reaffirmed my passion for teaching. This manual can help you as faculty to develop to your full potential. Jackie Bishop, RN BScN Med Professor, Nursing

Reflection in Action

Author: Kimberly A. Kline
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579228313
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This guidebook aims to stimulate student affairs professionals and higher education faculty alike to adopt new approaches when discussing sensitive or controversial topics with their students. It provides teachers and professionals with a critical social understanding of social justice, social agency, reflection, and actionable knowledge to develop new and effective skills, practice them in safe spaces, and apply them in the field. It offers tools that are equally applicable in a classroom or cocurricular setting. The exceptional teachers, scholars, and professionals contributing to this volume provide a diverse and alternative lens through which to examine the intersection of social justice education and professional practice. The text is organized in three overarching themes: Part One, “Existing Theories, Examining Claims, and Proposing New Understandings”; Part Two, “Concrete Tools and Safe Spaces for Practicing Difficult Dialogues in Professional Practice”; and Part Three, “Professional Development, Action Research, and Social Agency.” In Part Four, “Moving Forward,” the book concludes with a chapter on implications for daily life and practice. The action-oriented research model provides strategies and frameworks for using social science research to engage in critical social and educational problem solving. The emphasis is on moving colleges and universities to widen their moral and ethical lenses, beyond understanding diversity, to developing multicultural competence and enriching their campus communities. Written for faculty in higher education and student affairs professionals, along with master’s and doctoral students in these fields, this book provides a framework that is grounded in research and sound pedagogies and theories.

Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists E Book

Author: Gail M. Jensen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455706019
Format: PDF, ePub
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Whether you are practicing in an in-patient or an out-patient facility, academic institution, or clinical residency program, this well-respected handbook gives you the background and guidance you need to effectively educate individuals across the continuum of physical therapy practice. Practical, real-life examples show you how to: incorporate health literacy and needs of the learner; assess and adapt to the various learning styles of patients; use simulations in education; facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills; and assess learning outcomes and the effectiveness of your teaching. Plus, four all-new chapters and major revisions of all content throughout the book keep you on top of the latest research and best practices. Coverage of the theory and application of educational principles across the continuum of PT practice provides the information you need to improve your skills in the educational process both in academic and clinical settings. Two section format divides content into two parts: designing academic and clinical education programs and teaching students in academic and clinical settings; and teaching patients and families in clinical and community settings. Variety of teaching and teaching assessment methods expands your teaching, learning, and assessment repertoires. Case stories at the beginning of each chapter allow you to see the relevance of the information in the chapter. Threshold concepts highlight key ideas that are important to know. Annotated bibliography at end of each chapter provides resources for further study. NEW! Chapter on Authentic Assessment: Simulation-Based Education reflects the new ways to facilitate student learning through the use of human simulation models. NEW! Chapter on Strategies for Planning and Implementing Interprofessional Education covers the fundamental concepts of team-based care and interprofessional learning. NEW! Chapter on What Makes a Good Clinical Teacher? translates current research on clinical teaching into clinical education and practice. NEW! Chapter on Facilitating the Teaching and Learning of Clinical Reasoning helps you apply current research on clinical reasoning in rehabilitation to clinical education and teaching. NEW! Two combined chapters on Patient Education and Health Literacy (previously chapters 8 and 12) and Applied Behavioral Theory and Adherence: Models for Practice (previously chapters 9 and 10) provide focused presentations on current thinking and practical strategies for addressing health literacy issues in the clinical environment. NEW! Expanded chapter on Post-Professional Clinical Residency and Fellowship Education offers more information on models and trends in residency education and mentoring.

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644574510
Format: PDF, ePub
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Matilda saß auf ihrem Platz in der zweiten Reihe und sagte kein Wort. Ein sonderbares Gefühl tiefer Ruhe und Sicherheit senkte sich über sie, und plötzlich merkte sie, dass sie sich vor nichts und niemandem auf der Welt mehr fürchtete. Matildas Verstand ist so hell und scharf, dass er selbst den beschränktesten Eltern auffallen müsste. Nur sind Matildas Eltern leider beschränkter als beschränkt. Schlimmer noch ist ihre Schuldirektorin: Frau Knüppelkuh hasst alle Kinder und macht ihnen das Leben zur Hölle. Doch da entdeckt Matilda, dass sie nicht nur ein Wunder-, sondern auch ein Zauberkind ist. Auf ihre Eltern und die fiese Frau Knüppelkuh warten böse Überraschungen ...