Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 20, 2010 - Education - 400 pages
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This expanded and updated edition of the best-selling handbook is an essential toolbox, full of hundreds of practical teaching techniques, classroom activities and exercises, for the new or experienced college instructor. This new edition includes updated information on the Millennial student, more research from cognitive psychology, a focus on outcomes maps, the latest legal options on copyright issues, and more. It will also include entirely new chapters on matching teaching methods with learning outcomes, inquiry-guide learning, and using visuals to teach, as well as section on the Socratic method, SCALE-UP classrooms, and more.
  

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User Review  - Kaye Adkins - Goodreads

I strongly recommend this book to teachers interested in teaching reflectively, and who believe they can always teach better. I teach future teachers and will suggest they start reading this long ... Read full review

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User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Quickly becoming one of my favorite general sources on a wide variety of teaching issues. Best thing about Nilson is that she relies on research for all of her recommendations. And, not surprisingly ... Read full review

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Contents

Regular Meetings
6
Understanding Your Students and How The Online Living Syllabus
36
Getting to Know
51
Preventing and Responding to Classroom 12 Making the Lecture a Learning
113
Preserving Academic Integrity 83
125
Making the Most of Office Hours 89 14 Questioning Techniques for Discussion
137
StudentActive Tutoring Typologies of Good Discussion Questions
144
Experiential Learning Activities
145
Accommodating Different Learning
229
Using Visuals to Teach
239
29
253
Part
271
Formative Feedback
277
Essay
290
AnxietyReduction Measures
298
Grading Constructed Responses
304

Learning in Groups
155
WritingtoLearn Activities
167
ProblemBased Learning
187
Quantitative Reasoning and Problem
193
Getting Students to Do the Readings
211
Teaching Your Students to Think
223
Grading Lab Reports
309
Evaluating and Documenting Teaching
315
at Your Institution
329
References
335
Index
367
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The Author

Linda B. Nilson is the founding director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University. She is the author of The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course from Jossey-Bass.

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