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Essential Teaching Principles

Essential Teaching Principles Author Maryellen Weimer
ISBN-10 0912150246
Release 2016-06-30
Pages 238
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You enter the classroom as a subject-matter expert--but not necessarily as a teaching expert. You face the daunting prospect of quickly getting up to speed on teaching's myriad responsibilities. To compound the challenge, formal training for adjuncts is often scarce or spotty at best. What are you to do, then, to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for classroom success? Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty was created to meet that very need. It provides a wealth of both research-driven and classroom-tested best practices to help adjuncts develop the knowledge and skills required to run a successful classroom. A collection of dozens of articles drawn from the pages of The Teaching Professor newsletter, this helpful guide was compiled and edited to ensure student success by Maryellen Weimer, PhD, the newsletter's longtime editor and an award-winning professor emerita of teaching and learning at Penn State Berks. Featuring contributions from an exceptional assembly of experienced educators, Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty is organized into seven chapters, each focused on a core aspect of teaching: Mastering instruction essentials Designing courses Advancing student learning Creating an optimal learning climate Constructing meaningful assessments Giving students feedback Teaching online Throughout the guide, you will find careful examinations of a wide range of issues critical to classroom success. These include: Build a syllabus Use active learning to keep students engaged "Right-size" course content Develop meaningful assignments Manage a classroom Develop a "teaching persona" Create a good climate for learning Develop effective exams and quizzes Protect academic integrity Make grading both meaningful and manageable For those whose work also takes them into the online classroom, there is an entire chapter devoted to the fundamentals of teaching in that space as well. Compact and reader-friendly, Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty is conveniently organized to serve as a ready reference whenever a new teaching challenge arises--whether it's refreshing older course design, overcoming a student's objection to a grade, or fine-tuning assessments. And because each of its dozens of articles include references and resource lists, it's easy to pursue a given subject in even greater depth. Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty lets you enter the classroom as confident in your teaching ability as you are in your subject-matter knowledge. It's an important step forward in your professional development.



Adjunct Faculty Voices

Adjunct Faculty Voices Author Roy Fuller
ISBN-10 9781620363744
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 160
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As the debate regarding the increasing use of adjunct faculty in higher education continues to swirl, the voices of adjunct faculty themselves are rarely heard. Stories abound regarding the poor working conditions in which most adjunct faculty labor, yet many of those that employ adjunct faculty are unaware of how the conditions impact an adjunct's ability to teach effectively. Adjunct Faculty Voices gives a voice to this growing population. It shares the experiences and clear benefits adjuncts gain from having access to professional development opportunities. In spite of a shortage of resources, there are institutions offering development programs that target the pressing needs of this population. The first part of the book features the voices of adjunct faculty who tell their stories of finding professional development and creating or connecting with communities of colleagues for mutual support. These adjunct voices represent a range of disciplinary perspectives, career stages, and institutional types. In the second section, the authors draw upon a benchmarking study of adjunct faculty developing programs, examine specific challenges and highlight successful practices. Institutions can support adjunct faculty through teaching academies and faculty learning communities; mentor programs; conference support; and adjunct faculty liaison positions. Topics discussed include: • Best professional development practices that support and benefit adjunct faculty • Faculty social isolation and community-building opportunities • An overview of changes affecting the academic workforce • An outline of issues and working conditions • Current demographics and types of adjunct faculty • Survey results from adjunct faculty developers • Adjunct faculty narratives featuring their professional development and community experiences Teaching and Learning centers across the country are responding to the growing adjunct cohort in innovative and efficient ways. Administrators, deans, department chairs, and adjunct faculty will all benefit by hearing the voices of adjuncts as they express the challenges faced by adjunct faculty and the types of professional development opportunities which are most beneficial.



Teaching at Its Best

Teaching at Its Best Author Linda B. Nilson
ISBN-10 9781119107804
Release 2016-06-22
Pages 408
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The classic teaching toolbox, updated with new research and ideas Teaching at Its Best is the bestselling, research-based toolbox for college instructors at any level, in any higher education setting. Packed with practical guidance, proven techniques, and expert perspectives, this book helps instructors improve student learning both face-to-face and online. This new fourth edition features five new chapters on building critical thinking into course design, creating a welcoming classroom environment, helping students learn how to learn, giving and receiving feedback, and teaching in multiple modes, along with the latest research and new questions to facilitate faculty discussion. Topics include new coverage of the flipped classroom, cutting-edge technologies, self-regulated learning, the mental processes involved in learning and memory, and more, in the accessible format and easy-to-understand style that has made this book a much-valued resource among college faculty. Good instructors are always looking for ways to improve student learning. With college classrooms becoming increasingly varied by age, ability, and experience, the need for fresh ideas and techniques has never been greater. This book provides a wealth of research-backed practices that apply across the board. Teach students practical, real-world problem solving Interpret student ratings accurately Boost motivation and help students understand how they learn Explore alternative techniques, formats, activities, and exercises Given the ever-growing body of research on student learning, faculty now have many more choices of effective teaching strategies than they used to have, along with many more ways to achieve excellence in the classroom. Teaching at Its Best is an invaluable toolbox for refreshing your approach, and providing the exceptional education your students deserve.



Developing Online Learning Environments in Nursing Education Third Edition

Developing Online Learning Environments in Nursing Education  Third Edition Author Carol A. O'Neil
ISBN-10 9780826199133
Release 2013-07-28
Pages 184
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The Handbook of Blended Learning

The Handbook of Blended Learning Author Curtis J. Bonk
ISBN-10 9781118429570
Release 2012-06-29
Pages 624
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This comprehensive resource highlights the most recent practices and trends in blended learning from a global perspective and provides targeted information for specific blended learning situations. You'll find examples of learning options that combine face-to-face instruction with online learning in the workplace, more formal academic settings, and the military. Across these environments, the book focuses on real-world practices and includes contributors from a broad range of fields including trainers, consultants, professors, university presidents, distance-learning center directors, learning strategists and evangelists, general managers of learning, CEOs, chancellors, deans, and directors of global talent and organizational development. This diversity and breadth will help you understand the wide range of possibilities available when designing blended learning environments. Order your copy today!



Essentials of Health Information Management Principles and Practices

Essentials of Health Information Management  Principles and Practices Author Michelle A. Green
ISBN-10 9781111792244
Release 2010-03-02
Pages 432
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ESSENTIALS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, Second Edition, is a comprehensive book that presents your first semester students with both theoretical and practical applications of health information management. The authors' dynamic and unique approach to this topic targets those students who respond best to hands-on and visual learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Essentials of Team Building

Essentials of Team Building Author Daniel W. Midura
ISBN-10 0736050884
Release 2005
Pages 231
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Provides guidelines on how to teach or direct a team-building program. It offers a day-by-day guide for implementing activities and challenges for individual sessions, units, or an entire semester. The challenges are geared to beginning through advanced participants in a variety of situations, including classroom, corporate, c ommunity, and adventure education settings.



How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.



5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom

5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom Author Gerald Aungst
ISBN-10 9781506322995
Release 2015-10-09
Pages 200
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Students pursue problems they’re curious about, not problems they’re told to solve. Creating a math classroom filled with confident problem solvers starts with challenges discovered in the real world, not a sequence of prescribed problems. In this groundbreaking book, Gerald Aungst offers five powerful principles for instilling a culture of learning in your classroom: Conjecture, Collaboration, Communication, Chaos, and Celebration. Aungst shows how to: Embrace collaboration and purposeful chaos to engage students in productive struggle Put each chapter’s principles into practice using a variety of strategies, activities, and technology tools Introduce lasting changes in your classroom through a gradual shift in processes and behaviors



Teaching about Sexuality and HIV

Teaching about Sexuality and HIV Author Evonne M. Hedgepeth
ISBN-10 0814735355
Release 1996
Pages 293
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2013 Book Award Winner from the International Research Society in Children's Literature 2012 Outstanding Book Award Winner from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2012 Winner of the Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize presented by the New England American Studies Association 2012 Runner-Up, John Hope Franklin Publication Prize presented by the American Studies Association 2012 Honorable Mention, Distinguished Book Award presented by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Beginning in the mid nineteenth century in America, childhood became synonymous with innocence—a reversal of the previously-dominant Calvinist belief that children were depraved, sinful creatures. As the idea of childhood innocence took hold, it became racialized: popular culture constructed white children as innocent and vulnerable while excluding black youth from these qualities. Actors, writers, and visual artists then began pairing white children with African American adults and children, thus transferring the quality of innocence to a variety of racial-political projects—a dynamic that Robin Bernstein calls “racial innocence.” This phenomenon informed racial formation from the mid nineteenth century through the early twentieth. Racial Innocence takes up a rich archive including books, toys, theatrical props, and domestic knickknacks which Bernstein analyzes as “scriptive things” that invite or prompt historically-located practices while allowing for resistance and social improvisation. Integrating performance studies with literary and visual analysis, Bernstein offers singular readings of theatrical productions from blackface minstrelsy to Uncle Tom’s Cabin to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; literary works by Joel Chandler Harris, Harriet Wilson, and Frances Hodgson Burnett; material culture including Topsy pincushions, Uncle Tom and Little Eva handkerchiefs, and Raggedy Ann dolls; and visual texts ranging from fine portraiture to advertisements for lard substitute. Throughout, Bernstein shows how “innocence” gradually became the exclusive province of white children—until the Civil Rights Movement succeeded not only in legally desegregating public spaces, but in culturally desegregating the concept of childhood itself. Check out the author's blog for the book here.



A Guide to Faculty Development

A Guide to Faculty Development Author Kay J. Gillespie
ISBN-10 0470600063
Release 2010-02-18
Pages 464
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Since the first edition of A Guide to Faculty Development was published in 2002, the dynamic field of educational and faculty development has undergone many changes. Prepared under the auspices of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), this thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition offers a fundamental resource for faculty developers, as well as for faculty and administrators interested in promoting and sustaining faculty development within their institutions. This essential book offers an introduction to the topic, includes twenty-three chapters by leading experts in the field, and provides the most relevant information on a range of faculty development topics including establishing and sustaining a faculty development program; the key issues of assessment, diversity, and technology; and faculty development across institutional types, career stages, and organizations. "This volume contains the gallant story of the emergence of a movement to sustain the vitality of college and university faculty in difficult times. This practical guide draws on the best minds shaping the field, the most productive experience, and elicits the imagination required to reenvision a dynamic future for learning societies in a global context." —R. Eugene Rice, senior scholar, Association of American Colleges and Universities "Across the country, people in higher education are thinking about how to prepare our graduates for a rapidly changing world while supporting our faculty colleagues who grew up in a very different world. Faculty members, academic administrators, and policymakers alike will learn a great deal from this volume about how to put together a successful faculty development program and create a supportive environment for learning in challenging times." —Judith A. Ramaley, president, Winona State University "This is the book on faculty development in higher education. Everyone involved in faculty development—including provosts, deans, department chairs, faculty, and teaching center staff—will learn from the extensive research and the practical wisdom in the Guide." —Peter Felten, president, The POD Network (2010–2011), and director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Elon University



Resources in Education

Resources in Education Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000052067211
Release 1999
Pages
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Resources in Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Resources in Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Resources in Education book for free.



Teaching and Learning STEM

Teaching and Learning STEM Author Richard M. Felder
ISBN-10 9781118925829
Release 2016-02-22
Pages 336
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Rethink traditional teaching methods to improve student learning and retention in STEM Educational research has repeatedly shown that compared to traditional teacher-centered instruction, certain learner-centered methods lead to improved learning outcomes, greater development of critical high-level skills, and increased retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Teaching and Learning STEM presents a trove of practical research-based strategies for designing and teaching courses and assessing students' learning. The book draws on the authors' extensive backgrounds and decades of experience in STEM education and faculty development. Its engaging and well-illustrated descriptions will equip you to implement the strategies in your courses and to deal effectively with problems (including student resistance) that might occur in the implementation. The book will help you: Plan and conduct class sessions in which students are actively engaged, no matter how large the class is Make good use of technology in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses and flipped classrooms Assess how well students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and conceptual understanding the course is designed to teach Help students develop expert problem-solving skills and skills in communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, high-performance teamwork, and self-directed learning Meet the learning needs of STEM students with a broad diversity of attributes and backgrounds The strategies presented in Teaching and Learning STEM don't require revolutionary time-intensive changes in your teaching, but rather a gradual integration of traditional and new methods. The result will be continual improvement in your teaching and your students' learning.



Flipping the College Classroom

Flipping the College Classroom Author Barbi Honeycutt
ISBN-10 0912150289
Release 2016-09-14
Pages 164
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Flipped instruction definitely has turned higher education on its head. The lectures that used to be the foundation of teaching have been pushed out of the classroom. In their place are activities designed to put the information from those lectures to work. What is driving this transformative shift is its promise. When done well, flipped instruction helps students process material in new ways. They do more than memorize and recall--they begin to understand, evaluate, and even create new knowledge. In other words, flipped instruction is catching on because it works. The challenge, of course, is getting it to work. Students have to be motivated to prepare for class and engaged when they arrive. Faculty members and instructors who no longer spend class time delivering information have to develop methods to facilitate learning. It is a vastly different learning environment for students and instructors alike. Fortunately, you do not have to figure it all out on your own. Some instructors have been employing and refining flipped instruction for some time now. They have determined what works--and what doesn't. Their best ideas are collected in a single resource: Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty. This collection is a comprehensive guide to flipping no matter how much--or how little--experience you have with it. If you are just getting started, you will learn where and how to begin. If you have been at it for a while, you will find new ideas to try and solutions to common challenges. Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty is an invaluable resource that covers all necessary territory, including how to: Plan flipped lessons Engage students in flipped instruction and active learning Motivate unprepared students Hold students accountable for pre-class work Incorporate moments of reflection into an active-learning classroom Use small-group work in flipped classrooms Integrate moments of reflection Flip courses regardless of the size of the classroom Accommodate introverted students who might be uncomfortable with the flipped model Assess in a flipped environment Use feedback to advance learning Flip online courses Best use technology in flipped instruction This guide also bridges the active-learning gaps and covers topics frequently left out of flipping conversations. Some examples of these are: Dealing with student resistance Accommodating students with disabilities Flipping instruction in diverse classrooms Handling the peer review process when flipping is not well established at your institution What's more, each chapter in this collection concludes with questions for reflection and discussion along with activities for applying what you have learned. Additional supplemental materials include lesson plan templates, grading rubrics, and sample assignments. Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty is designed to be the definitive resource on flipped instruction. No matter how experienced or comfortable you are with flipping, this resource will help you accomplish more in your active-learning classroom. Bulk Purchases To purchase multiple print copies of this book, visit www.MagnaGroupBooks.com



How Learning Works

How Learning Works Author Susan A. Ambrose
ISBN-10 0470617608
Release 2010-04-16
Pages 336
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Praise for How Learning Works "How Learning Works is the perfect title for this excellent book. Drawing upon new research in psychology, education, and cognitive science, the authors have demystified a complex topic into clear explanations of seven powerful learning principles. Full of great ideas and practical suggestions, all based on solid research evidence, this book is essential reading for instructors at all levels who wish to improve their students' learning." —Barbara Gross Davis, assistant vice chancellor for educational development, University of California, Berkeley, and author, Tools for Teaching "This book is a must-read for every instructor, new or experienced. Although I have been teaching for almost thirty years, as I read this book I found myself resonating with many of its ideas, and I discovered new ways of thinking about teaching." —Eugenia T. Paulus, professor of chemistry, North Hennepin Community College, and 2008 U.S. Community Colleges Professor of the Year from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education "Thank you Carnegie Mellon for making accessible what has previously been inaccessible to those of us who are not learning scientists. Your focus on the essence of learning combined with concrete examples of the daily challenges of teaching and clear tactical strategies for faculty to consider is a welcome work. I will recommend this book to all my colleagues." —Catherine M. Casserly, senior partner, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "As you read about each of the seven basic learning principles in this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learning theory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching, and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in applying the science of learning to college teaching, and they graciously share it with you in this organized and readable book." —From the Foreword by Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; coauthor, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction; and author, Multimedia Learning



Teaching the new basic skills

Teaching the new basic skills Author Richard J. Murnane
ISBN-10 0684827395
Release 1996-09-04
Pages 250
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Two education and economics professors draw on the ideas of teachers, parents, and administrators around the nation to present a blueprint for educating children in the skills they will need to prosper in the twenty-first century. 15,000 first printing.



The Intentional Teacher

The Intentional Teacher Author Ann S. Epstein
ISBN-10 1938113063
Release 2014
Pages 284
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How do preschoolers learn and develop? - What are the best ways to support learning in the early years? - This revised edition of The Intentional Teacher guides teachers to balance both child-guided and adult-guided learning experiences that respond to children's interests and focus on what they need to learn to be successful in school and life. - This edition includes: New chapters on science, social studies, and approaches to learning - Updated, expanded information on social and emotional development, physical development and health, language and literacy, math, and the creative arts - Practical teaching strategies that are illustrated with classroom-based anecdotes - Intentional teaching does not happen by chance.