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Teaching Resources

Books on Teaching and Learning

The following books are great resources to help you think about how students learn, how you teach, and how you can bring these two pieces together.  

Area of Focus: Part-Time Faculty Tag: Part-Time Faculty

What the Best College Teachers Do

What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain describes the results of a fifteen-year study of nearly 100 college teachers, including how the "best" teachers were selected and what characterized the "best" teachers. This is a quick, interesting read.

Area of Focus: Teaching Enhancement Services Tag: Teaching Effectiveness

McKeachie's Teaching Tips

McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers by Marilla D. Svinicki and Wilbert J. McKeachie is a great source for research-based strategies to improve student learning. The text has quick tips for meeting a class for the first time, facilitating discussion, making lectures more effective, motivation of students, assessment, and more.

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Active Learning Classrooms: Learning through inquiry and collaboration

McGill University - Teaching and Learning Services (http://www.mcgill.ca/tls/) has produced a series of videos that highlight how Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are being used at McGill to enhance student engagement and active and collaborative learning. Carolyn Samuel and students comment on fostering classroom inquiry through the immediate access to technology and the use of writable walls to promote active learning.

Area of Focus: Learning-Centered Teaching Tag: Teaching Effectiveness

Active Learning Classrooms @ the College of Biological Sciences

University of Minnesota - Learn about the College of Biological Sciences' lecture-less active learning classrooms.

Area of Focus: Learning-Centered Teaching Tag: Teaching Effectiveness

Notes from Weimer Book Club Discussion 3-11-2015

CETL’s Learner-Centered Teaching Supports
•Consultations specifically tailored to address faculty’s interest in or questions about teaching
•Focused classroom observations to gather and share feedback confidentially with a faculty member specific to his or her needs and interests
•Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) – a way of gathering mid-semester, formative feedback from students about their perceptions of the strengths of the course as well as areas for improvement.
Area of Focus: Learning-Centered Teaching Tag: Classroom Strategies

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