Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth / Edition 1

Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth / Edition 1

by Maryellen Weimer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787987719

ISBN-13: 9780787987718

Pub. Date: 04/12/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Good teaching requires a lot from teachers: emotional energy, the will to keep caring, intellectual stamina, creative approaches, vigilance, perseverance to find the way back from failure, and faith in the power of feedback to promote learning.

In this groundbreaking work, Maryellen Weimer, acclaimed education author, experienced college teacher, and editor

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Overview

Good teaching requires a lot from teachers: emotional energy, the will to keep caring, intellectual stamina, creative approaches, vigilance, perseverance to find the way back from failure, and faith in the power of feedback to promote learning.

In this groundbreaking work, Maryellen Weimer, acclaimed education author, experienced college teacher, and editor of The Teaching Professor, posits that the growth and development of a college teacher should be seen as a journey and shows how this career-long quest can be just as exciting as its destination.

Inspired College Teaching reveals what faculty at all levels (beginning, mid-career, and senior) are best positioned to accomplish as teachers. It proposes activities that faculty can use across their careers to awaken their intellectual curiosity, develop instructional prowess, and keep alive the motivation to teach with passion.

Filled with wisdom and a healthy dose of wit, Inspired College Teaching puts the spotlight on how faculty can best use Weimer's tested improvement process. Step by step, she shows how to select changes, how to adapt them, how to implement them, how to assess their effects, how to revise them, and when to infuse these changes elsewhere in the classroom. This method rests on Weimer's premise that faculty can and should play the central role in their own improvement process.

Only by being truly involved can faculty undertake the transformative activities that result in vibrant, invigorated teaching.

Inspired College Teaching is the hands-on resource that can help faculty understand and plan for all that it takes to sustain teaching excellence across a career.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787987718
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/12/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
917,238
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

About the Author.

1. Principles for the Professional Growth of College Teachers.

2. Reflection for Growth and Change.

3. Rewriting the End-of-Course Ratings Story.

4. Feedback for Teachers That Improves Learning for Students.

5. Colleagues as Collaborators.

6. Implementing Change Successfully.

7. New Faculty: Beliefs That Prevent and Promote Growth.

8. Maintaining Instructional Vitality: The Midcareer Challenge.

9. The Journey Continues: Senior Faculty.

10. Conclusion.

References.

Index.

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