The Chicago Handbook for Teachers, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom / Edition 2

The Chicago Handbook for Teachers, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom / Edition 2

by Alan Brinkley, Esam E. El-Fakahany, Betty Dessants, Michael Flamm
     
 

Unlike their counterparts on the secondary or primary school level, many who teach in colleges and universities have extensive training in their various disciplines, but surprisingly little instruction in the craft of teaching itself.. "The Chicago Handbook for Teachers is an extraordinarily helpful guide for all who face the challenge of putting together material… See more details below

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Unlike their counterparts on the secondary or primary school level, many who teach in colleges and universities have extensive training in their various disciplines, but surprisingly little instruction in the craft of teaching itself.. "The Chicago Handbook for Teachers is an extraordinarily helpful guide for all who face the challenge of putting together material for a course and then making it work. Representing teachers at all stages of their careers, the authors offer practical advice for almost any situation a new instructor or lecturer might face, from preparing a syllabus to managing classroom dynamics.. "Indispensable for new teachers and graduate students, The Chicago Handbook for Teachers is also a useful refresher for experienced professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226075273
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/15/2011
Series:
Chicago Guides to Academic Life Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Brinkley is the Allan Nevins Professor of History and former provost at Columbia University, where he received the Great Teacher Award. Betty Dessants is associate professor of history at Shippensburg University. Esam El-Fakahany is professor of psychiatry, pharmacology, and neuroscience at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Michael Flamm is professor of history at Ohio Wesleyan University. Charles Forcey, Jr., is a PhD candidate in modern American intellectual history at Columbia University. Mathew L. Ouellett is director of the Center for Teaching at the University of Massachussets Amherst. Eric Rothschild is a history teacher who retired in 1998 as chair of the social studies department at Scarsdale High School.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Getting Ready1
2The First Weeks17
3Classroom Discussions33
4The Art and Craft of Lecturing51
5Student Writing and Research65
6Testing and Evaluation85
7Evaluating Your Teaching101
8Teaching as a Graduate Student117
9Teaching Inclusively in a Multicultural Age133
10Using Electronic Resources for Teaching143
Afterword: Why Do We Teach?169
Suggestions for Further Reading171
About the Authors177
Index179

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