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

Contents

Resources
References
General Strategies
Examples of Mobile Learning
References
General Strategies
Teaching the Fundamentals of Writing
Referring Students to Resources

Structuring the Course
Selecting Textbooks Readings and Course Materials
Learning Management Systems and Collaborative and Learning Environments
Setting Course Policies
References
General Strategies
Creating a Syllabus
Creating Your Syllabus Online
Motivating Students to Read and Use the Syllabus
References
General Strategies
Taking Care of Administrative Tasks
Creating a Positive Classroom Environment
Setting Course Expectations and Standards
References
General Strategies
Handling Incivilities
Teaching in Times of Crisis and Tragedy
References
General Strategies
Communicating and Fostering Respect
Pedagogical Approaches
Course Content and Material
Class Discussion
Assignments and Exams
Advising Mentoring and OutofClass Activities
References
General Strategies
Physical Access
BarrierFree Learning
Class Participation
Exams
Laboratory Courses
References
General Strategies
Creating Connections
Teaching Practices
Returning Veterans
References
General Strategies
Course Structure
Helping Students Who Are Having Difficulty
Encouraging Your Best Students
References
General Strategies
Setting the Context for Discussion
Starting a Discussion
Guiding the Discussion
Evaluating the Discussion
References
General Strategies
Increasing Student Participation
Keeping the Discussion Going
Grading Class Participation
References
General Strategies
Planning a Discussion Board
Conducting Online Discussions
References
General Strategies
Levels and Types of Questions
Effective Questioning
Responding to Students Responses
References
General Strategies
Answering Routine Questions
Handling Difficult Questions and Questioners
References
General Strategies
Organizing the Course
Preparing Lecture Notes
Structuring a Lecture
Managing a LargeEnrollment Course
References
General Strategies
Opening a Lecture
Capturing Students Interest
Mastering Delivery Techniques
Closing a Lecture
References
General Strategies
Aiding Students Comprehension
Presenting Key Points and Examples
Using Repetition and Reinforcement
References
General Strategies
Creating a Sense of Community
Minimizing the Distance Between Teacher and Student
Monitoring Students Progress
References
General Strategies
Breaking the Class into Small Groups
Engaging the Entire Class
References
General Strategies
Administering and Grading Tests without Readers and GSIs
Assigning and Grading Writing Assignments without Readers and GSIs
Assigning and Grading Problem Sets without Readers and GSIs
References
General Strategies
A Sample of Applications
References
General Strategies
Designing Group Work
Organizing Learning Groups
Guiding Learning Groups
Evaluating Group Work
Addressing Student and Faculty Concerns about Group Work
Setting Up Study Groups
References
General Strategies
Examples of Activities
References
General Strategies
Examples of Activities
Addressing Student and Faculty Concerns
References
General Strategies
Selecting a Case
Preparing for a Case
Conducting the Case
Concluding the Case Session
References
Role Playing
Video Games and Virtual Worlds
References
General Strategies
Organizing a ServiceLearning Opportunity
Students Roles
Faculty Role
Evaluation of Students
References
General Strategies
Designing Worthwhile Research Experiences
Recruiting Students
Mentoring and Supervising Undergraduate Researchers
Communicating Findings
References
General Strategies
Preparing the Speaker
Preparing the Students
Guests Courtesy of Webcasting
References
Promoting Students Intellectual Development
Helping Students Contextualize New Information
Helping Students Retain Retrieve and Apply Information
Student Note Taking
SelfRegulated Learning
Helping Students Develop Effective Learning Strategies
References
General Strategies
Models of Learning Styles
Helping Students Recognize Their Learning Styles and Preferences
References
General Strategies
Starting the Term on a Positive Note
Deemphasizing Grades
Offering Feedback and Advice
Motivating Students to Do the Reading
Motivating Students to Attend Class
References
Written Responses
Questions and Discussion
Using Technology
InClass Writing Exercises
Using Peer Review
Selective Review and Grading
References
General Strategies
Shaping the Research or Term Paper Assignment
Developing Students Research Skills
Alternatives to Research and Term Paper Assignments
Using Journals or Learning Logs
References
General Strategies
Scoring Guides
Responding to Students Writing
Grading
Returning Assignments
References
General Strategies
Preparing Problem Sets
Helping Students Learn How to Solve Problems
Collecting Homework
References
General Strategies
Assessing Students Understanding of Academic Norms
Defining Plagiarism
Assigning Papers and Written Work
Detecting Plagiarism
Developing and Administering Exams
Using Blue Books
Handling Suspected Cases of Academic Dishonesty
References
General Strategies
Types of Tests
Alternative Testing Modes
Constructing Effective Exams
Responding to Subpar Test Performance by the Entire Class
References
General Strategies
Approaches to Testing
Preparing Students for an Exam
Administering Tests
Letting Students Show What They Know
Returning Examinations
Arranging Makeup Tests
References
General Strategies
Types of MultipleChoice Questions
Constructing MultipleChoice Test Items
MatchingTest Items
Item Analysis
References
General Strategies
Writing Effective Test Questions
Grading and Evaluating Exams
Returning Essay Exams
References
General Strategies
Minimizing Students Complaints about Grades
Minimizing Intradepartmental Complaints about Grades
Grade Inflation
Tactics and Policies
Evaluating Your Grading Policies
References
General Strategies
StandardsReferenced Approaches
NormReferenced Approaches
Hybrid Models
Other Approaches
Calculation of Final Grades for the Course
References
General Strategies
Using a Flipchart as a Chalkboard
Reference
General Strategies
Visual Reinforcement
Handson Tips
Evaluating Your Board Work
General Strategies
Handson Tips
General Strategies
Creating Sets of Transparencies
Showing Prepared Transparencies
General Strategies
Locating and Creating Slides
References
General Strategies
Structure an Active Viewing Experience
Handson Tips
General Strategies
Preparing a Presentation
Handson Tips
General Strategies
Eliciting Students Written Opinions about the Course
Eliciting Students Opinions through Discussion and Interviews
Responding to Students Feedback
Using Video and Colleague Evaluation
Preparing for Video Recording
Viewing the Recording
Having Colleagues Observe Your Class
References
General Strategies
Components of a Working Portfolio
Presentation Portfolios
References
General Strategies
Encouraging Students to Attend Office Hours
Making Office Hours Productive
Conducting Office Hours
References
General Strategies
Sending Email Messages
Responding to Email Messages
Texting and IMing from Handheld Devices
General Strategies
Advising FirstYear and Undeclared Students
Advising Departmental Majors
Mentoring
Advising Student Organizations
References
Preparing to Teach
Setting a Collegial Tone with GSIs
Specifying GSIs Roles and Responsibilities
Meeting with Your GSIs during the Term
Evaluating and Improving GSI Performance
Special Considerations in Working with International GSIs
References
Planning a Review Session
Conducting a Review Session
Providing Closure
References
Consensus Opinion on Student Evaluations of Teaching
Selecting or Designing the Questionnaire
Administering the Questionnaire in Class
Administering the Questionnaire Online
Summarizing Responses
Interpreting Responses
Public Availability of Results
References
General Strategies
Getting Ready to Write
Preparing the Letter
Using Online Systems to Submit Letters
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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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