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Beidler, Peter G.; Van Vliet, Louise – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
This article is a revised and abbreviated version of a session that the authors presented at the 25th annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching, November 19, 2005, in Oxford, Ohio. It arose from their joint conviction that while teaching is the greatest job in the world, teachers do not need to stay in it until death do them part. Beidler and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Retirement, Older Workers, Time Management
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Beidler, Peter G.; Tong, Rosemarie – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1994
Two distinguished college professors discuss how they learned the art and craft of teaching. It focuses on elementary and secondary teachers who inspired them as students, their experiences as college students, and their early attempts at college teaching. Qualities that make a good teacher are identified. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Beidler, Peter G.; Beidler, Gretchen M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1993
A college professor and his undergraduate student daughter discuss student motivation, relate this to the daughter's desire to own a horse, and discuss six concepts for motivation: giving students choices, placing material in context, arousing curiosity, being enthusiastic, giving students a sense of control, and knowing students personally. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Curiosity