Chicago Handbook for Teachers A Practical Guide to the College Classroom

ISBN-10: 0226075281
ISBN-13: 9780226075280
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Those who teach college students have extensive training in their disciplines, but unlike their counterparts at the high school or elementary school level, they often have surprisingly little instruction in the craft of teaching itself. The Chicago Handbook for Teachers,Second Edition, is an extraordinarily helpful guide for anyone facing the daunting challenge of putting together a course and delivering it successfully. Representing teachers at all stages of their careers, the authors, including distinguished historian Alan Brinkley, offer practical advice for almost any situation a new teacher might face, from preparing a syllabus to managing classroom dynamics. Beginning with a nuts and bolts plan for designing a course, the handbook also explains how to lead a discussion, evaluate your own teaching, give an effective lecture, supervise students' writing and research, create and grade exams, and more. This new edition is thoroughly revised for contemporary concerns, with updated coverage on the use of electronic resources and on the challenge of creating and sustaining an inclusive classroom. A new chapter on science education and new coverage of the distinctive issues faced by adjunct faculty broaden the book's audience considerably. The addition of sample teaching materials in the appendixes enhances the practical, hands-on focus of the second edition. Its broad scope and wealth of specific tips will makeThe Chicago Handbook for Teachersuseful both as a comprehensive guide for beginning educators and a reference manual for experienced instructors.

Alan Brinkley was born in 1949. He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University and taught at MIT and Harvard as well as City University of New York and Princeton University before joining the Columbia faculty in 1991. He is the Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University, where he was also Provost from 2003 - 2009. He is a historian of the New Deal. A prolific essayist, Brinkley writes regularly in magazines such as The New York Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek and The New Republic and is an advocate for progressive issues. Brinkley has won a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the National Book Award for History, and numerous other prizes and fellowships, and was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also serves as a board member or trustee of several academic and policy research institutions and chairs the board of The Century Foundation. His works include Liberalism and Its Discontents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century.

Introduction
Getting Ready
The First Few Weeks
Active and Collaborative Learning
The Art and Craft of Lecturing
Student Writing and Research
Testing and Evaluation
Teaching Science: Challenges and Approaches
Evaluating Your Teaching
Teaching as a Part-Time Instructor
Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Classroom
Using Electronic Resources for Teaching
Afterword: Why We Teach
Sample Syllabus
Sample Classroom Activities
Sample Materials for Student Writing Assignments
Sample Exam
Sample Concept Map
Sample Evaluations
Suggestions for Further Reading
About the Authors
Index

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