ERIC Number: ED428804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Teaching Strategies & Techniques for Adjunct Faculty. Third Edition. Higher Education Series.
This booklet presents teaching strategies and techniques in a quick reference format. It was designed specifically to assist adjunct and part-time faculty, who have careers outside of education, to efficiently grasp many of the concepts necessary for effective teaching. Included are a checklist of points to review prior to beginning a teaching assignment; a brief introduction to teaching; strategies regarding andragogy/pedagogy; suggested classroom techniques; and a guide to classroom behavior, with descriptions of stereotypical student personalities. Also discussed are motivation, self-esteem, self-actualization, planning, a suggested lesson plan format, sample course outline, course syllabus, and faculty self-evaluation. Primary suggestions for classroom teachers include: (1) be a facilitator of learning; (2) entertain the students; (3) vary teaching activities; (4) be sensitive to the barriers created by students' challenges; (5) stay alert to early signs of difficulty; (6) be aware of time commitments; (7) be knowledgeable of college policies and procedures; (8) assist students with limitations in basic skills; (9) allow sufficient time for class preparation; (10) respond to questions directly; (11) observe other teachers; (12) learn about teaching; (13) use ice-breakers; and (14) encourage student involvement. (AS)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Course Content, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Part Time Faculty, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lorain County Community Coll., Elyria, OH.