Tools for Teaching [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 more than 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 ...
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Overview

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 more than 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.

A rich compendium of classroom-tested strategies and suggestions designed to improve the teaching practices of all college instructors, including beginning, mid-career, and senior faculty members. Davis presents 49 teaching tools that cover both traditional practical tasks--writing a course syllabus, delivering an effective lecture--as well as newer, broader concerns such as responding to diversity on campus, using computer and multimedia technology, and coping with budget constraints.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470569450
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/17/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 473,716
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Gross Davis is assistant vice provost for undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley. Her areas of interest include teaching, learning, and evaluation in higher education.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Credits.

The Author.

PART I: GETTING UNDER WAY.

1. Designing or Revising a Course.

2. The Comprehensive Course Syllabus.

3. The First Days of Class.

4. Classroom Conduct and Decorum.

PART II: RESPONDING TO A CHANGING STUDENT BODY.

5. Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom.

6. Students with Disabilities.

7. Reentry and Transfer Students.

8. Teaching Academically Diverse Students.

PART III: DISCUSSION STRATEGIES.

9. Leading a Discussion.

10. Encouraging Student Participation in Discussion.

11. Online Discussions.

12. Asking Questions.

13. Fielding Students’ Questions.

PART IV: THE LARGE-ENROLLMENT COURSE.

14. Preparing to Teach the Large-Enrollment Course.

15. Delivering a Lecture.

16. Explaining Clearly.

17. Personalizing the Large-Enrollment Course.

18. Encouraging Student Participation in the Large-Enrollment Course.

19. Maintaining Instructional Quality with Limited Resources.

PART V: ALTERNATIVES AND SUPPLEMENTS TO LECTURES AND DISCUSSION.

20. Web 2.0.

21. Learning in Groups.

22. Informal Group Learning Activities.

23. Formal Group Learning Activities.

24. Case Studies.

25. Simulations. Role Playing, Games, and Virtual Worlds.

26. Service Learning and Civic Engagement.

27. Undergraduate Research.

28. Guest Speakers.

PART VI: ENHANCING STUDENTS’ LEARNING AND MOTIVATION.

29. Helping Students Learn.

30. Learning Styles and Preferences.

31. Motivating Students.

32. Informally Assessing Students’ Learning.

33. Mobile Learning.

PART VII: STRENGTHENING STUDENTS’ WRITING AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS.

34. Helping Students Write Better in All Courses.

35. Designing Effective Writing Assignments.

36. Evaluating Students’ Written Work.

37. Homework Problem Sets.

PART VIII: TESTING AND GRADING.

38. Promoting Academic Honesty.

39. Quizzes, Tests, and Exams.

40. Allaying Students’ Anxieties about Tests.

41. Multiple-Choice and Matching Tests.

42. Short-Answer and Essay Tests.

43. Grading Practices.

44. Calculating and Assigning Grades.

PART IX: PRESENTATION TECHNOLOGIES.

45. Flipcharts.

46. Chalkboards and Whiteboards.

47. Interactive Whiteboards.

48. Overhead Projection.

49. Slide Shows.

50. Video Recordings and Clips.

51. PowerPoint Presentations.

PART X: EVALUATION TO IMPROVE TEACHING.

52. Early Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning.

53. Video Recordings and Classroom Observations.

54. The Teaching Portfolio.

PART XI: TEACHING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM.

55. Holding Office Hours.

56. E-mail, Text Messages, and Instant Messages.

57. Academic Advising and Mentoring Undergraduates.

58. Guiding, Training, Supervising, and Mentoring Graduate Student Instructors.

PART XII: FINISHING UP.

59. The Last Days of Class.

60. Student Rating Forms.

61. Writing Letters of Recommendation for Students.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    Very useful resource

    I purchased this book to use as part of an Adjunct Faculty Certification course. The author has compiled thousands of strategies for teachers to use in the classroom. The sections were very current and thought-provoking.

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