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Tools for teaching

Summary: This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings--Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9780787965679
  • ISBN: 0787965677
  • Physical Description: print
    xv, 592 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I: Getting under way. Designing or revising a course ; The comprehensive course syllabus ; The first days of class ; Classroom conduct and decorum -- Part II: Responding to a changing student body. Diversity and inclusion in the classroom ; Students with disabilities ; Reentry and transfer students ; Teaching academically diverse students -- Part III: Discussion strategies. Leading a discussion ; Encouraging student participation in discussion ; Online discussions ; Asking questions ; Fielding students' questions -- Part IV. The large-enrollment course. Preparing to teach the large-enrollment course ; Delivering a lecture ; Explaining clearly ; Personalizing the large-enrollment course ; Encouraging student participation in the large-enrollment course ; Maintaining instructional quality with limited resources -- Part V. Alternatives and supplements to lectures and discussion. Web 2.0 ; Learning in groups ; Informal group learning activities ; Formal group learning activities ; Case studies ; Simulations : role playing, games, and virtual worlds ; Service learning and civic engagement ; Undergraduate research ; Guest speakers -- Part VI: Enhancing students' learning and motivation. Helping students learn ; Learning styles and preferences ; Motivating students ; Informally assessing students' learning ; Mobile learning -- Part VII: Strengthening students' writing and problem-solving skills. Helping students write better in all courses ; Designing effective writing assignments ; Evaluating students' written work ; Homework : problem sets -- Part VIII: Testing and grading. Promoting academic honesty ; Quizzes, tests, and exams ; Allaying students' anxieties about tests ; Multiple-choice and matching tests ; Short-answer and essay tests ; Grading practices ; Calculating and assigning grades -- Part IX: Presentation technologies. Flipcharts ; Chalkboards and whiteboards ; Interactive whiteboards ; Overhead projection ; Slide shows ; Video recordings and clips ; PowerPoint presentations -- Part X: Evaluation to improve teaching. Early feedback to improve teaching and learning ; Video recordings and classroom observations ; The teaching portfolio -- Part XI: Teaching outside the classroom. Holding office hours ; E-mail, text messages, and instant messages ; Academic advising and mentoring undergraduates ; Guiding, training, supervising, and mentoring graduate student instructors -- Part XII: Finishing up. The last days of class ; Student rating forms ; Writing letters of recommendation for students.
Subject: Whitman College Center for Teaching and Learning collection
College teaching United States Handbooks, manuals, etc
Classroom management United States Handbooks, manuals, etc
Curriculum planning United States Handbooks, manuals, etc

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