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Tools for Teaching

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ISBN-10: 0787965677

ISBN-13: 9780787965679

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Barbara Gross Davis

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Tools for Teaching is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and tools presented in the first edition. The book includes more than forty tools designed to improve the teaching of beginning, midcareer, or senior faculty members. The tools cover both traditional tasks of teaching such as writing course syllabus and delivering an effective lecture, as well as broader concerns, such as responding to diversity and using technology in educational settings.
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Book details

List price: $56.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.20" long x 1.40" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

Barbara Gross Davis is assistant vice provost for undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley. Her areas of interest include teaching, learning, and evaluation in higher education.

The Author
Getting Under Way
Designing or Revising a Course
The Comprehensive Course Syllabus
The First Days of Class
Classroom Conduct and Decorum
Responding To A Changing Student Body
Diversity and inclusion in the Classroom
Students with Disabilities
Reentry and Transfer Students
Teaching Academically Diverse Students
Discussion Strategies
Leading a Discussion
Encouraging Student Participation in Discussion
Online Discussions
Asking Questions
Fielding Students' Questions
The Large-Enrollment Course
Preparing to Teach the Large-Enrollment Course
Delivering a Lecture
Explaining Clearly
Personalizing the Large-Enrollment Course
Encouraging Student Participation in the Large-Enrollment Course
Maintaining Instructional Quality with Limited Resources
Alternatives And Supplements To Lectures And Discussion
Web 2.0
Learning in Groups
Informal Group Learning Activities
Formal Group Learning Activities
Case Studies
Simulations: Role Playing, Games, and Virtual Worlds
Service Learning and Civic Engagement
Undergraduate Research
Guest Speakers
Enhancing Students' Learning And Motivation
Helping Students Learn
Learning Styles and Preferences
Motivating Students
Informally Assessing Students' Learning
Mobile Learning
Strengthening Students' Writing And Problem Solving Skills
Helping Students Write Better in All Courses
Designing Effective Writing Assignments
Evaluating Students' Written Work
Homework: Problem Sets
Testing And Grading
Promoting Academic Honesty
Quizzes, Tests, and Exams
Allaying Students' Anxieties about Tests
Multiple-Choice and Matching Tests
Short-Answer and Essay Tests
Grading Practices
Calculating and Assigning Grades
Presentation Technologies
Chalkboards and Whiteboards
Interactive Whiteboards
Overhead Projection
Slide Shows
Video Recordings and Clips
PowerPoint Presentations
Evaluation To Improve Teaching
Early Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Video Recordings and Classroom Observations
The Teaching Portfolio
Teaching Outside The Classroom
Holding Office Hours
E-mail, Text Messages, and Instant Messages
Academic Advising and Mentoring Undergraduates
Guiding, Training, Supervising, and Mentoring Graduate Student Instructors
Finishing Up
The Last Days of Class
Student Rating Forms
Writing Letters of Recommendation for Students