The Chicago Handbook for Teachers: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Getting Readyp. 1
The First Few Weeksp. 12
Active and Collaborative Learningp. 23
The Art and Craft of Lecturingp. 37
Student Writing and Researchp. 48
Testing and Evaluationp. 66
Teaching Science: Challenges and Approachesp. 78
Evaluating Your Teachingp. 100
Teaching as a Part-Time Instructorp. 110
Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Classroomp. 127
Using Electronic Resources for Teachingp. 143
Afterword: Why We Teachp. 168
Sample Syllabusp. 171
Sample Classroom Activitiesp. 174
Sample Materials for Student Writing Assignmentsp. 179
Sample Examp. 185
Sample Concept Mapp. 187
Sample Evaluationsp. 189
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 193
About the Authorsp. 201
Indexp. 203
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