Your hands-on guide to teaching adults. . . no matter what thesubject
In this expanded edition of How to Teach Adults, DanSpalding offers practical teaching and classroom managementsuggestions that are designed for anyone who works with adultlearners, particularly new faculty, adjuncts, those in communitycolleges, ESL teachers, and graduate students. This reader-friendlyresource covers all phases of the teaching process from planningwhat to teach, to managing a classroom, to growing as aprofessional in the field.
How to Teach Adults can guide new instructors who aretrying to get up to speed on their own or can help teacher trainerscover what their students need to know before they get in front ofa class. It is filled with down-to-earth tips and checklists onsuch topics as connecting with adult students, facilitatingdiscussions, and writing tests, plus everything you need toremember to put into your syllabus and how to choose the righttextbook. Dan Spalding reveals what it takes to teach allstudents the skills they need to learn, no matter what the topic orsubject matter.
Full of vivid examples from real-world classrooms, thisedition:
- Shows how to get started and tips for designing yourcourse
- Includes information for creating a solid lesson plan
- Gives suggestions for developing your teacher persona
How to Teach Adults offers the framework, ideas, andtools needed to conduct your class or workshop with confidence.
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About the Author
DAN SPALDING has more than ten years' experience teaching adults in both academic and nonacademic settings. He has developed curriculum for nonprofits, consulted with online learning startups, and is currently building a web platform to help people discuss and learn about the Antarctic.
Table of Contents
About the Author xix
1 Foundations of Teaching 1
2 How to Get Started Teaching 25
3 How to Design Your Course 39
4 How to Lesson Plan 55
5 Grading and Assessments 81
6 How to Run Your Class 101
7 How to Present Information 127
8 How to Develop Your Teacher Persona 143
9 Growing as a Teacher 161
10 The Future of Education 191
Appendix: Teacher Glossary 207
Further Reading 215