This title answers the question: "What do exemplary teachers do to engage today's students in deep and sustained learning?" The purpose of this book is to examine ways teachers can better engage today's students in learning and help them succeed in school.
The New Science of Learning
by Terry Doyle; Todd Zakrajsek
This succinct book explains straightforward strategies for changing how you prepare to learn, engage with your course material, and set about improving recall of newly learned material whenever you need it. This is not another book about study skills and time management strategies, but instead an easy-to-read description of the research about how the human brain learns in a way that you can put into practice right away.
This is a wonderful resource for figuring out what to do with the class time you free up when you put instructional materials (e.g., lectures, films, etc.) on line. Get a preview from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpdUyw_vJcU
This book explores the seven Intellectual Virtues we wish all our students had: Courage, Carefulness, Tenacity, Fair-mindedness, Curiosity, Honesty, and Humility. Consider using the descriptors to promote student meta-cognition.
"In this new edition of the classic work, one of the nation's most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching offers a comprehensive introduction to the topic of learner-centered teaching in the college and university classroom, including the most up-to-date examples of practice in action from a variety of disciplines, an entirely new chapter on the research support for learner-centered approaches, and a more in-depth discussion of how students' developmental issues impact the effectiveness of learner-centered teaching. Learner-Centered Teaching shows how to tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to the content delivery alone."
Teaching for a Culturally Diverse and Racially Just World
by Eleazar S. Fernandez (Editor)
This volume gathers the responses of these scholars to the questions: What is the plight of theological education? Who are the teachers? Who are our students? What shall we teach? How shall we teach? How shall we form and lead theological institutions? It is the hope of this volume to contribute to the making of theological education that is hospitably just to difference/s and welcoming of our diverse population, which is our only viable future.
Teaching with Your Mouth Shut
by Donald L. Finkel; Peter Elbow (Foreword by); Susan Finkel
"Each chapter in this book presents a case study, a story, or a sustained image of a teaching situation - a set of "circumstances" that produces significant learning in students. Each makes sense of the title of the book in a particular way. Each enriches its meaning by one increment. The idea of "teaching with your mouth shut" is explored, exemplified, and varied to such an extent that it ultimately specifies a comprehensible approach to teaching - along with a host of concrete teaching possibilities. In the end, not only will your notion of good teaching be transformed, but so too your sense of what may be signified by the word teaching itself."
Student Development in College
by Nancy J. Evans; Deanna S. Forney; Florence Guido-Dibrito;
"This resource gathers together in one volume the many theories informing the current understanding of students' intellectual, cognitive, social, moral, and identity development during the college years. It critically examines the recent body of theory that reflects the changes, complexity, and diversity of today's students, with special emphasis on gender and cultural differences in student development. Student Development in College is designed for those who work directly with students and will help them to design individual, group, and institutional approaches at various developmental levels to encourage student growth."
Culturally Proficient Instruction
by Delores B. Lindsey; Kikanza J. Nuri-Robins; Raymond D. Terrell; Randall B. Lindsey
Culturally proficient instruction is the result of an inside-out journey of teaching and learning during which you explore your values and behaviours while evaluating the policies and practices of your workplace. The journey deepens your understanding of yourself and your community of practice. In the newest version of their best-selling book, the authors invite you to reflect on how you engage with your students and your colleagues as a community of learners.
Classroom Assessment Techniques
by Thomas A. Angelo; K. Patricia Cross
This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels how-to advise on classroom assessment, including: What classroom assessment entails and how it works. How to plan, implement, and analyze assessment projects. Twelve case studies that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects. Fifty classroom assessment techniques Step-by-step procedures for administering the techniques Practical advice on how to analyze your data Order your copy today.
Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques that have been proven to help teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions motivate and connect with their students. The ready-to-use format shows how to apply each of the book's techniques in the classroom and includes purpose, preparation, procedures, examples, online implementation, variations and extensions, observations and advice, and key resources.
The Course Syllabus
by Barbara J. Millis; Margaret W. Cohen Robert M. Diamond (Foreword by); Judith Grunert O'Brien
When it was first published in 1997, The Course Syllabus became the gold standard reference for both new and experienced college faculty. Like the first edition, this book is based on a learner-centered approach. Today's syllabus provides details about course objectives, requirements and expectations, and also includes information about teaching philosophies, specific activities and the rationale for their use, and tools essential to student success.
Learning Assessment Techniques
by Elizabeth F. Barkley
50 Techniques for Engaging Students and Assessing Learning in College Courses Do you want to: Know what and how well your students are learning? Promote active learning in ways that readily integrate assessment? Gather information that can help make grading more systematic and streamlined? Efficiently collect solid learning outcomes data for institutional assessment? Provide evidence of your teaching effectiveness for promotion and tenure review? Learning Assessment Techniques provides 50 easy-to-implement active learning techniques that gauge student learning across academic disciplines and learning environments. Using Fink's Taxonomy of Significant Learning as its organizational framework, it embeds assessment within active learning activities. Each technique features: purpose and use, key learning goals, step-by-step implementation, online adaptation, analysis and reporting, concrete examples in both on-site and online environments, and key references--all in an easy-to-follow format. The book includes an all-new Learning Goals Inventory, as well as more than 35 customizable assessment rubrics, to help teachers determine significant learning goals and appropriate techniques. Readers will also gain access to downloadable supplements, including a worksheet to guide teachers through the six steps of the Learning Assessment Techniques planning and implementation cycle.