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McKeachie's Teaching Tips : Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers,9780495809296
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McKeachie's Teaching Tips : Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers

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Perfect for new instructors  March 21, 2011

This textbook contains much information that is essential for a new college instructor. It is comprehensive, easy to read and understand and covers all areas that new teachers need to be a success in the classroom. If you are looking for great ideas based on sound theory and practice, McKeachie's book is the way to go. His book is organized into sections that will guide you from a few months before the first day of class right up to the final exam. I highly recommend it to all instructors not just new instructors.

McKeachie's Teaching Tips : Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


This indispensable handbook provides helpful strategies for dealing with both the everyday challenges of university teaching and those that arise in efforts to maximize learning for every student. The suggested strategies are supported by research and adaptable to specific classroom situations. Rather than suggest a "set of recipes" to be followed mechanically, the book gives instructors the tools they need to deal with the ever-changing dynamics of teaching and learning.

Guest-authored chapters offer advice and instruction from renowned educators, including Peter Elbow and Mary Deane Sorcinelli on writing, Jane Halonen on teaching thinking, and Brian P. Coppola on laboratory instruction.

Technology coverage includes topics such as the use of Microsoft PowerPoint slides, plagiarism, and effective Web research.

Additional important coverage includes experiential learning, recent policy shifts, diversity and gender issues, and standards and accountability.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Countdown for Course Preparation
Meeting a Class for the First Time
Basic Skills For Facilitating Student Learning
Reading as Active Learning
Facilitating Discussion: Posing Problems, Listening, Questioning
How to Make Lectures More Effective
Assessing, Testing, and Evaluating: Grading Is Not the Most Important Function
Testing: The Details
Good Designs for Written Feedback for Students
The ABC's of Assigning Grades
Understanding Students
Motivation in the College Classroom
Teaching Culturally Diverse Students
Dealing with Student Problems and Problem Students (There's Almost Always at Least One!)
Adding to Your Repertoire of Skills and Strategies for Facilitating Active Learning
Active Learning: Group-based Learning
Experiential Learning: Case-based, Problem-based, and Reality-based
Using High-Stakes and Low-Stakes Writing to Enhance Learning
Technology and Teaching
Skills For Use In Other Teaching Situations
Teaching Large Classes (You Can Still Get Active Learning!)
Laboratory Instruction: Ensuring an Active Learning Experience
Teaching for Higher-Level Goals
Teaching Students How to Become More Strategic and Self-Regulated Learners
Teaching Thinking
The Ethics of Teaching and the Teaching of Ethics
Lifelong Learning For The Teacher
Vitality and Growth Throughout Your Teaching Career
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