Ken Bain





Ken Bain



Average rating: 3.86 · 1,470 ratings · 216 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
What the Best College Teach...

3.87 avg rating — 1,106 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
What the Best College Stude...

3.80 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lo que hacen los mejores pr...

4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lo que hacen los mejores es...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Joy of Teaching: A Prac...

by
3.75 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Ken Bain…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Donald Saari uses a combination of stories and questions to challenge students to think critically about calculus. “When I finish this process,” he explained, “I want the students to feel like they have invented calculus and that only some accident of birth kept them from beating Newton to the punch.” In essence, he provokes them into inventing ways to find the area under the curve, breaking the process into the smallest concepts (not steps) and raising the questions that will Socratically pull them through the most difficult moments. Unlike so many in his discipline, he does not simply perform calculus in front of the students; rather, he raises the questions that will help them reason through the process, to see the nature of the questions and to think about how to answer them. “I want my students to construct their own understanding,” he explains, “so they can tell a story about how to solve the problem.”
Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do

“The best teaching is often both an intellectual creation and a performing art.”
Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do

“Simply put, the best teachers believe that learning involves both personal and intellectual development and that neither the ability to think nor the qualities of being a mature human are immutable. People can change, and those changes--not just the accumulation of information--represent true learning.”
Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do



Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Ken to Goodreads.