Tools for Teaching (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 17, 2009 - Education - 608 pages
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This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.
  

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This second edition of Tools for Teaching has been updated to include topics relating to technology such as new media, web assisted instruction, online teaching, diversity and accessibility. Read full review

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I like the style which makes it easy to breeze through and catch the highlights. A little dated but is an excellent book for teachers wanting to learn the small things they need to do to become effective teachers. Good reference book for new and stale teachers. Read full review

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Contents

GETTING UNDER WAY
1
Designing or Revising a Course
3
The Comprehensive Course Syllabus
21
The First Days of Class
37
Classroom Conduct and Decorum
48
RESPONDING TO A CHANGING STUDENT BODY
55
Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom
57
Students with Disabilities
72
Motivating Students
278
Informally Assessing Students Learning
290
Mobile Learning
298
STRENGTHENING STUDENTS WRITING AND PROBLEMSOLVING SKILLS
303
Helping Students Write Better in All Courses
305
Designing Effective Writing Assignments
314
Evaluating Students Written Work
325
Problem Sets
335

Reentry and Transfer Students
85
Teaching Academically Diverse Students
90
DISCUSSION STRATEGIES
95
Leading a Discussion
97
Encouraging Student Participation in Discussion
106
Online Discussions
112
Asking Questions
118
Fielding Students Questions
127
THE LARGEENROLLMENT COURSE
133
Preparing to Teach the LargeEnrollment Course
135
Delivering a Lecture
148
Explaining Clearly
157
Personalizing the LargeEnrollment Course
162
Encouraging Student Participation in the LargeEnrollment Course
168
Maintaining Instructional Quality with Limited Resources
174
ALTERNATIVES AND SUPPLEMENTS TO LECTURES AND DISCUSSION
179
Web 2 0
181
Learning in Groups
190
Informal Group Learning Activities
207
Formal Group Learning Activities
214
Case Studies
222
Role Playing Games and Virtual Worlds
229
Service Learning and Civic Engagement
233
Undergraduate Research
244
Guest Speakers
251
ENHANCING STUDENTS LEARNING AND MOTIVATION
257
Helping Students Learn
259
Learning Styles and Preferences
273
TESTING AND GRADING
343
Promoting Academic Honesty
345
Quizzes Tests and Exams
362
Allaying Students Anxieties about Tests
375
MultipleChoice and Matching Tests
390
ShortAnswer and Essay Tests
401
Grading Practices
409
Calculating and Assigning Grades
419
PRESENTATION TECHNOLOGIES
431
Flipcharts
433
Chalkboards and Whiteboards
436
Interactive Whiteboards
441
Overhead Projection
443
Slide Shows
447
Video Recordings and Clips
450
PowerPoint Presentations
453
EVALUATION TO IMPROVE TEACHING
459
Video Recordings and Classroom Observations
472
The Teaching Portfolio
481
TEACHING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
489
Email Text Messages and Instant Messages
497
Academic Advising and Mentoring Undergraduates
504
Guiding Training Supervising and Mentoring Graduate
517
FINISHING UP
527
Student Rating Forms
534
Writing Letters of Recommendation for Students
551
Index
557
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About the author (2009)

Barbara Gross Davis is assistant vice provost for undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley. Her areas of interest include teaching, learning, and evaluation in higher education.

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