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Overview

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Barbara Gross Davis's classic book Tools for Teaching presents the very latest in ideas and strategies for college teaching: hundreds of tools, tips, and methods, all grounded in research and best practices of faculty. Topics from the bestselling first edition have been extensively updated, and new sections have been added to reflect recent developments in classroom and online technology.

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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"Her advice is well grounded in research and consistently reflectsbest practices. Whereas some books in this area reflect theauthor's experiences or received wisdom, Davis draws on recentscholarship of teaching and learning to support her assertions.

There are many strengths to this book. First, it is helpfullyorganized as a reference guide. Readers can consult chapters asneeded and do not have to read it from cover to cover. It is easyto find targeted suggestions to enhance performance or remedy aproblem in a specific area. Moreover, Davis writes concisely and invery practical terms. Second, Tools for Teaching isapplicable to a wide range of audiences across disciplines andexperience levels.

In sum, this updated edition of Tools for Teaching is athorough compendium of effective teaching practices. If I were toselect only one book to give to a colleague or graduate student tohelp him or her teach, it would be this text."

—American Psychological Association PsycCritiques Vol 54,Release 43, Article 9 (October 28, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555425685
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Series: Higher & Adult Education
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.33 (d)

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
The Author
1 Preparing or Revising a Course 3
2 The Course Syllabus 14
3 The First Day of Class 20
4 Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities 31
5 Diversity and Complexity in the Classroom: Considerations of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender 39
6 Reentry Students 52
7 Teaching Academically Diverse Students 55
8 Leading a Discussion 63
9 Encouraging Student Participation in Discussion 75
10 Asking Questions 82
11 Fielding Students' Questions 91
12 Preparing to Teach the Large Lecture Course 99
13 Delivering a Lecture 111
14 Explaining Clearly 120
15 Personalizing the Large Lecture Class 125
16 Supplements and Alternatives to Lecturing: Encouraging Student Participation 131
17 Maintaining Instructional Quality with Limited Resources 140
18 Collaborative Learning: Group Work and Study Teams 147
19 Role Playing and Case Studies 159
20 Fieldwork 166
21 Helping Students Learn 177
22 Learning Styles and Preferences 185
23 Motivating Students 193
24 Helping Students Write Better in All Courses 205
25 Designing Effective Writing Assignments 213
26 Evaluating Students' Written Work 222
27 Homework: Problem Sets 230
28 Quizzes, Tests, and Exams 239
29 Allaying Students' Anxieties About Tests 252
30 Multiple-Choice and Matching Tests 262
31 Short-Answer and Essay Tests 272
32 Grading Practices 282
33 Calculating and Assigning Grades 288
34 Preventing Academic Dishonesty 299
35 Chalkboards 315
36 Flipcharts 319
37 Transparencies and Overhead Projectors 321
38 Slides 326
39 Films and Videotapes 331
40 Computers and Multimedia 334
41 Fast Feedback 345
42 Watching Yourself on Videotape 355
43 Self-Evaluation and the Teaching Dossier 362
44 Holding Office Hours 369
45 Academic Advising and Mentoring Undergraduates 374
46 Guiding, Training, and Supervising Graduate Student Instructors 384
47 The Last Days of Class 393
48 Student Rating Forms 397
49 Writing Letters of Recommendation 407
Index 413
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