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Ginsberg, Sarah M. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
This reflective essay describes a teacher's development of a student-centered approach to teaching which bridges the gap between students' knowledge before and after a course. In "mind the gap teaching," students' prior knowledge leads the conversation and, in turn, the teaching, allowing them to integrate new information more…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Prior Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Development
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Ginsberg, Sarah M. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2007
This study sought to identify what characteristics faculty who are effective classroom communicators share. Qualitative methods of interviews and observations were used to collect data at two public, comprehensive universities. College faculty with good communication, particularly, immediacy and clarity, were all found to have humanistic views of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Communication Skills, Qualitative Research