The Art and Craft of College Teaching: A Guide for New Professors and Graduate Students

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Left Coast Press, 2007 - Education - 305 pages
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The Art & Craft of College Teaching provides a hands-on, quick-start guide to the college classroom for those who are facing their first five years as independent teachers. In it, youall find the answers to some of college teachings most common questions: How do college students learn most effectively? What are the questions to consider when you develop a course for the first time? How does class size affect course design? How do you set your expectations for your students? How can you help students become better thinkers? Why is the assessment of student learning important to the classroom teacher? What makes lecturing effective? What techniques of preparation and performance work best with which discussions? How do you deal with a slow or non-responsive class? How do you deal with challenges to your authority in the classroom? How do you set up a seminar so that it runs will a minimum of input from you? How do you get students to work collaboratively and effectively on learning exercises? What are the best practices for grading student exams and papers? What do you actually learn from student evaluations?

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Robert Rotenberg is one of Toronto's top criminal lawyers. He lives in Toronto with his wife, television news producer Vaune Davis, and their three children.

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