The Joy of Teaching: A Practical Guide for New College Instructors

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This concise, down-to-earth guide for teachers preparing their first courses builds on a sturdy base of pedagogical theory and offers practical tips on everything from syllabus writing and lecture planning to class discussions, grading, and teacher-student interactions outside of the classroom.
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Overview

This concise, down-to-earth guide for teachers preparing their first courses builds on a sturdy base of pedagogical theory and offers practical tips on everything from syllabus writing and lecture planning to class discussions, grading, and teacher-student interactions outside of the classroom.
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"A useful exercise in self-reflection for new and seasoned professors alike."--CBE—Life Sciences Edition
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807829424
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 3/14/2005
  • Series: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Filene is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has earned six teaching awards. He is author of several books, including Him/Her/Self: Gender Identities in Modern America, In the Arms of Others: A Cultural History of the Right to Die, and Home and Away, a novel.
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Contents

Foreword by Ken Bain

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I Premises

1 Understanding Yourself as a Teacher

2 Understanding Your Students

3 Defining Your Aims and Outcomes

Part II Practices

4 Constructing a Syllabus

5 Lecturing

6 Discussing

7 Broadening the Learning Environment

8 Evaluating and Grading

Part III Extracurriculars

9 Relating to Students

10 Teaching and Not Perishing

Conclusion

Notes

If You Want to Learn More: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography

Index

Figures

2.1 One-Minute Feedback Memo

4.1 Storyboard for a Syllabus

4.2 Heading for a Syllabus

5.1 Constructing a Lecture

6.1 How to Help a Discussion Succeed

8.1 Drawing Relationships Quiz

8.2 Criteria for a Successful Essay

8.3 Quantified Evaluation Form

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