Tools for Teaching / Edition 1by Barbara Gross Davis
A rich compendium of classroom-tested strategies and suggestions any faculty member can use to improve their practice. Forty-nine teaching tools cover both traditional tasks writing a course syllabus, delivering a lecture and newer, broader concerns, such as responding to diversity and using technology.See more details below
A rich compendium of classroom-tested strategies and suggestions any faculty member can use to improve their practice. Forty-nine teaching tools cover both traditional tasks writing a course syllabus, delivering a lecture and newer, broader concerns, such as responding to diversity and using technology.
Table of Contents
I. GETTING UNDER WAY.
1. Preparing or Revising a Course.
2. The Course Syllabus.
3. The First Day of Class.
II. RESPONDING TO A DIVERSE STUDENT BODY.
4. Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities.
5. Diversity and Complexity in the Classroom: Considerations of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender.
6. Reentry Students.
7. Teaching Academically Diverse Students.
III. DISCUSSION STRATEGIES.
8. Leading a Discussion.
9. Encouraging Student Participation in Discussion.
10. Asking Questions.
11. Fielding Students’ Questions.
IV. LECTURE STRATEGIES.
12. Preparing to Teach the Large Lecture Course.
13. Delivering a Lecture.
14. Explaining Clearly.
15. Personalizing the Large Lecture Class.
16. Supplements and Alternatives to Lecturing: Encouraging Student Participation.
17. Maintaining Instructional Quality with Limited Resources.
V. COLLABORATIVE AND EXPERIENTIAL STRATEGIES.
18. Collaborative Learning: Group Work and Study Teams.
19. Role Playing and Case Studies.
VI. ENHANCING STUDENTS’ LEARNING AND MOTIVATION.
21. Helping Students Learn.
22. Learning Styles and Preferences.
23. Motivating Students.
VII. WRITING SKILLS AND HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS.
24. Helping Students Write Better in All Courses.
25. Designing Effective Writing Assignments.
26. Evaluating Students’ Written Work.
27. Homework: Problem Sets.
VIII: TESTING AND GRADING.
28. Quizzes, Tests, and Exams.
29. Allaying Students’ Anxieties About Tests.
30. Multiple-Choice and Matching Tests.
31. Short-Answer and Essay Tests.
32. Grading Practices.
33. Calculating and Assigning Grades.
34. Preventing Academic Dishonesty.
IX. INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.
37. Transparencies and Overhead Projectors.
39. Films and Videotapes.
40. Computers and Multimedia.
X. EVALUATION TO IMPROVE TEACHING.
41. Fast Feedback.
42. Watching Yourself on Videotape.
43. Self-Evaluation and the Teaching Dossier.
XI. TEACHING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM.
44. Holding Office Hours.
45. Academic Advising and Mentoring Undergraduates.
46. Guiding, Training, and Supervising Graduate Student Instructors.
XII. FINISHING UP.
47. The Last Days of Class.
48. Student Rating Forms.
49. Writing Letters of Recommendation.
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