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Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors

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Teaching at Its Best

This third edition of the best-selling handbook offers faculty at all levels an essential toolbox of hundreds of practical teaching techniques, formats, classroom activities, and exercises, all of which can be implemented immediately. This thoroughly revised edition includes the newest portrait of the Millennial student; current research from cognitive
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ebook, 400 pages
Published April 20th 2010 by Jossey-Bass (first published December 28th 1998)
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sdw
Jun 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: College Instructors
Rarely do I order a book through interlibrary loan and decide to purchase it. This is a book I want to have on my shelf. The book incorporates the latest studies on how students learn into suggestions for how to run your classroom. It need not be read from beginning to end. Instead you can flip to the appropriate chapter for a refresher or for new information: "Course Coordination Between Faculty and TAs" "Making the Most of Office Hours" "Making the Lecture a Learning Experience" "Getting Your ...more
Julie
Oct 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ed-theory
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, faculty (trained in research) are much more likely to follow recommendations that are based on careful studies. But beyond the solidity of the research, Nilson's essays are all short, to-the-point, easily navigable, well-organized, and clearly written. Nice job Linda!
itsumoAoi
what a really handful book for teaching. undoubtedly there will many times i turn on its pages over and over again :D it covers "from top to toe" - about teaching at college. from the basic knowledge of pedagogy to detailed teaching techniques at class. from the definition of Bloom taxonomy to - even - how to control our pitch voice in class. it also offers solutions to common problems potential found in class - from cheating to learning style of students. it is also updated research based - tea ...more
Kaye Adkins
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 before they set foot in their first classroom. Maybe if non-teachers read this, they could get a better sense of just how complex good teaching is and understand that teachers are true professionals--and that technological shortcuts will only shortchange students.
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Great book on teaching! Highly recommend! I refer to it often
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