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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.



Handbook for Adjunct and Part time Faculty and Teachers of Adults

Handbook for Adjunct and Part time Faculty and Teachers of Adults Author Donald Greive
ISBN-10 0940017288
Release 2001
Pages 127
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Handbook for Adjunct and Part time Faculty and Teachers of Adults has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Handbook for Adjunct and Part time Faculty and Teachers of Adults also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Handbook for Adjunct and Part time Faculty and Teachers of Adults book for free.



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.



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 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.



Essentials of Online Teaching

Essentials of Online Teaching Author Margaret Foley McCabe
ISBN-10 9781317416548
Release 2017-01-20
Pages 304
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Teachers’ active online participation and engagement with students are critical factors to the success of online courses. Essentials of Online Teaching is a standards-based, straightforward guide to teaching online in higher education, high school and vocational training, or corporate learning environments. This brief but powerful book encourages immediate application of concepts with the help of real-world examples, technical insights, and professional advice. The guide includes: a practical approach informed by, but not about, relevant learning theories; clear models and examples from a wide variety of online courses; teachers’ reflections about their online practice; a checklist of standards to help guide teaching decisions; and an accompanying website (www.essentialsofonlineteaching.com) with additional resources. Essentials of Online Teaching addresses key instructional challenges in online teaching and presents the reader with practical solutions for each phase of a course—preparation, beginning, middle, and end.



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.



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



Principles of Water Resources

Principles of Water Resources Author Thomas V. Cech
ISBN-10 9780470136317
Release 2010
Pages 546
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The third edition of Principles of Water Resources has been written with the non-technical student in mind. The text integrates a wide variety of water resources topics all under one cover, and breaks down complex topics into short, understandable, and interesting explanations. This new edition presents a comprehensive and timely presentation, covering water history, surface and groundwater hydrology, water law, water use and development, economics, environmental issues, water management, policy, and more. This book is ideally suited for undergraduate and graduate-level water resources courses found in departments of geography, earth sciences, biology, geology, watershed science, natural resources management, environmental studies, wildlife management, soils, biology, fisheries & wildlife, and law. FEATURES ? Well written and concise, this text is interesting, informative, and useful for both students and academics. ? A valuable reference containing the most current and up-to-date information on Water Resources. ? Wide-ranging coverage of a variety of relevant topics in the field of water resources rarely found in a single text. ? A respected author in the field over 20 years, Tom Cech developed programs and shaped policy in the areas of water quality, water rights, endangered species, water development, and water education. NEW TO THIS EDITION ? New ?Guest Essays? added throughout the text written by top names in their field ? Both ?Closer Look? and ?Sidebar Discussion? sections have been updated and added to reflect current trends and issues in water resources. ? Chapter 5 includes a new section on selenium. ? Maps and images have been updated and added throughout the text. ? The Transport and Deposition section has been moved to the end of Chapter 3 to improve the sequence of the material. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Tom Cech has been intimately involved in water resources for over 20 years at the local, state, and national levels. He has developed extensive programs and helped shape water policy in the areas of water quality, water rights, endangered species, water development, and water education. He has also taught the water resources course as an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.



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.



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.



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.



A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Heather Fry
ISBN-10 9781317650225
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.



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.



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.



Digital Teaching Platforms

Digital Teaching Platforms Author Christopher Dede
ISBN-10 9780807753163
Release 2012
Pages 224
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The Digital Teaching Platform (DTP) brings the power of interactive technology to teaching and learning in classrooms. In this authoritative book, top researchers in the field of learning science and educational technology examine the current state of design and research on DTPs, the principles for evaluating them, and their likely evolution as a dominant medium for educational improvement. The authors examine DTPs in light of contemporary classroom requirements, as well as current initiatives such as the Common Core State Standards, Race to the Top, and the 2010 National Educational Technology Plan.



On Teaching Science

On Teaching Science Author Jeffrey Bennett
ISBN-10 1937548406
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 164
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Focusing on solutions specific to science and math education both for K–12 and college, this book explores how students learn in general and helps teachers develop successful techniques for the classroom On Teaching Science is a short, practical guide to key principles and strategies that will help students learn in any subject at any level but with special focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. Though aimed primarily at current and future teachers, the ideas covered will be of interest to anyone involved in education, including parents, school administrators, policymakers, community leaders, and research scientists. The book describes how important it is to instill the notion that learning requires study and effort; presents big picture ideas about teaching; provides general suggestions for successful teaching; and includes pedagogical strategies for success in science teaching. With a combination of personal experience and research-based studies to discuss the current state of education in the United States, the author shows how it can be improved through both individual educators and systemic changes.