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50 Ways to Leave Your Lectern

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ISBN-10: 0534538665

ISBN-13: 9780534538668

Edition: 2003

Authors: Constance C. Staley

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Today's college teacher is caught between paradigms: to lecture or not to lecture. Lecturing is now described as ineffective and pass in today's world of higher education. In practice, however, most professors still lecture because they were taught by the lecture method; they were conditioned to become auditory learners, and they have had no formal training in alternative teaching methods. Faculty are biologists, art historians, or mathematicians, and they think of teaching in terms of quantifiable content. But if lecturing is "out," what is "in"? How does one move from "empty vessel" to active learning? How can we truly engage today's student? Trends in higher education have begun to shift…    
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List price: $124.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.91" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Constance Staley is a Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she has directed the Freshman Seminar Program for 20 years. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Staley is the author of a multimedia training package for first-year seminar instructors, as well as the ground-breaking resource manual 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LECTERN. A well-known name in FYE circles, Staley is a leader in instructor workshop training nation-wide. During a three-year leave from the University of Colorado, Dr. Staley joined an East Coast Fortune 500 company to design and deliver its management and supervisory training. She also represented the university as a Fulbright Fellow,…    

About the Author
Letter to Readers
Defining Active Learning
Using Active Learning in First-Year Classrooms
Processing Active Learning Experiences: Application, Reflection, Integration
Designing Active Learning Experiences
Assessing Active Learning Experiences
Active Learning Exercise Evaluation Sheet
Active Learning Exercise Design Sheet
Introductory Exercises
25 Things We Have in Common
Group Resume
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
Full Employment
If You Could Read My Mind
Graffiti Stations
On with Your Hat!
Post Office
Trading Places
What's in a Name?
Wheel in a Wheel
The Lineup
You ARE What You Read!
Hollywood (or whatever city you live in) Squares
First-Year Seminar Exercises
Spending Time
Group Ad
Academic Autobiography
Cultivating Classroom Civility
First-Year Seminar Course Scorecard
The Royal Runaround
The Ideal Student
Diversity Fishbowl
I'm OK; You're...?
What's the Difference?
Success Puzzles
An Integrated Education at Work in the Real World
Journal Coupons
Values for College, Career, and Life
Follow the Lecturer
Get a Job
So Much to Do--So Little Time
Presence Diaries
Content-Integrating Exercises
Project-Based Learning: An Introduction to Research Perspectives
Reflecting on Service: Five C's Journals
Case Study Exchange
What? So What? Now What?
Crossword Race
To Teach Is to Learn Twice
Review-Preview Journals
Colored Dots
Lecture-Based Exercises
One-Way vs. Two-Way Communication
Visible Quiz
Human Continuum
Listening with a Purpose
Everyone's the Teacher
Wake-Up Call
Solving the Case
Note-taking "Four-M"
Finding the Flaw
Lecture Map
Skills-Based Exercises: Speaking, Writing, Technology
A Quote for All Reasons
PowerPoint Twelve-Point Exercise
Critical Thinking--Critical Searching
Internet Career Journey
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
What's in an A?
Class Shopping Network
Pet Peeves
Discipline-Specific Exercises
Turn a Negative Student-to-Instructor Relationship into a Positive Relationship
Wearable Art
Cooperative Learning in Large General Astronomy Lectures
Enhancing Conceptual Understanding of Organic Chemistry with Collaborative Teams
Who's on Welfare?
So, What's the Story?
Orchestrating Peer-Response Sessions
Film Evaluation Worksheet
Introduction to Map and Compass
Cultural Icons
"Dear Desdemona..."
Closing Exercises
Award Ceremony
Autograph Party
Learning Collage
A Letter for Later
You Know What I Really Like About You?
Freshman Plaques
Remember Me?
Group Mural
Suggested Readings