ERIC Number: ED397699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Teaching College. Collected Readings for the New Instructor.
Weimer, Maryellen; Neff, Rose Ann
Intended for instructors teaching a college course for the first time, this anthology contains short readings organized into four sections on: (1) introductory concerns, (2) course planning, (3) instructional methods, and (4) evaluation. Each section is preceded by a brief introduction. Included are the following articles: "It's a Myth: Nobody Knows What Makes Teaching Good" (Maryellen Weimer); "It's a Myth: Good Teachers Are Born--Not Made" (Maryellen Weimer); "A Nurturing Environment and Effective Teaching" (Stanley J. Hanna and Lawrence T. McGill); "Professor as Student: The View From the Other Side" (Roy Starling); "Student Irresponsibility: We Helped Cause It" (Sharon Coady); "Students' Rights and the Teacher's Obligations in the Classroom" (Conwell G. Strickland); "Ethical Standards in Teaching" (Wilbert J. McKeachie); "Achieving Excellence: Advice to New Teachers" (M. Neil Browne and Stuart M. Keeley); "Syllabus Shares What the Teacher Wants'" (Howard B. Altman); "The Textbook Selection Checklist" (Brian Hemmings and David Battersby); "Blackboards and Overheads" (Maryellen Weimer); "Meeting a Class for the First Time" (Wilbert J. Mckeachie); "Improving Lectures" (William E. Cashin); "Effective Lecturing Techniques: Alternatives to Classroom Boredom" (Richard L. Weaver II); "Lecturing Is Not Dead--A Nature Hike Through Effective Teaching" (Clarice Stasz); "How to Pace Your Lectures" (Marilla Svinicki); "An Instructor Survival Kit: For Use with Large Classes" (Maryellen Gleason); "Humor in the Classroom: Considerations and Strategies" (Debra Korobkin);"Heuristics for Creating Examples" (Stephen Yelon and Michael Massa); "Successful Participation Strategies" (Maryellen Weimer); "Group Inquiry Turns Passive Students Active" (Robert G. Kraft); "Grading Students" (Howard R. Pollio and W. Lee Humphreys); "Examinations: Accentuating the Positive" (Miriam McMullen-Pastrick and Maryellen Gleason); "Exam Review Sessions" (Maryellen Weimer); "Improving Multiple Choice Tests" (Victoria L. Clegg and William E. Cashin); "Assessing Classroom Participation" (Paul R. Lyons); "Grading Seminar Performance" (Edward G. Clarke); "What to Do When Somebody Criticizes Your Teaching" (Maryellen Weimer); and "Five Steps to Better Teaching" (Maryellen Weimer). (Individual papers contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Course Content, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Ethics, Group Discussion, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Humor, Instructional Effectiveness, Lecture Method, Models, Planning, Reflective Teaching, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Seminars, Student Evaluation, Student Reaction, Student Rights, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Testing
Magna Publications, Inc., 2718 Dryden Drive, Madison, WI 53704 ($21.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A