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Author : Richard Todd
language : en
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Release Date : 1992-12-07



Teaching What We Do written by Richard Todd and has been published by Univ of Massachusetts Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1992-12-07 with categories.


What goes on in a college classroom? For all that has been written in recent years about higher education very little attention has been paid to the heart of the matter: teaching. This book, by members of the Amherst College faculty, helps to repair that oversight. Amherst, in defining itself, places a large emphasis, as it should, on the life of the classroom. No faculty member, no matter how senior, is excused from teaching; no cadre of graduate students shoulders the load of introductory courses. To teach is the central mission of an Amherst professor. But seldom the only mission. Almost everyone who teaches at Amherst also pursues research. Maintaining the balance is sometimes frustrating--but more often nourishing and exhilarating. In his foreword, Peter R. Pouncey speaks of the way in which teaching and research cross-fertilize each other. He writes of the rejuvenating invitation of the classroom: to confront the mild curiosity of the good-natured young, and see it rise, in the face of your own interests and insistences, first to eagerness and then to the sort of passion you remember, and hope to sustain, in yourself. Again and again these essays--by artist, historian, critic, and scientist--demonstrate that the pleasures and challenges of the classroom are inexhaustible. And they provide us with glimpses of the true importance of the work that is done there. As Professor Benjamin DeMott writes, in a successful class the student is free to develop a thought, to work up its implications, to be unhurriedly serious about serious things in the company of attentive others. At a time when the academy is under fire from various sides, the reader will emerge from this book informed and heartened by its vision of the possibilities for higher education.

Teaching What You Don T Know


Teaching What You Don T Know
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Author : Therese Huston
language : en
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date : 2012-10-22



Teaching What You Don T Know written by Therese Huston and has been published by Harvard University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2012-10-22 with Education categories.


Your graduate work was on bacterial evolution, but now you’re lecturing to 200 freshmen on primate social life. In this practical and funny book, an experienced teaching consultant offers many creative strategies for dealing with typical problems. Original, useful, and hopeful, this book reminds you that teaching what you don’t know, to students whom you may not understand, is not just a job. It’s an adventure.

Teaching By Heart


Teaching By Heart
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Author : Thomas J. DeLong
language : en
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Release Date : 2020-01-14



Teaching By Heart written by Thomas J. DeLong and has been published by Harvard Business Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2020-01-14 with Education categories.


The best teachers are leaders, and the best leaders are teachers. Teaching by Heart summarizes the author's key insights gained from more than forty years of teaching and managing. It illustrates how teachers can both lift people up and let them down. It proposes that the best teachers are also leaders, and the best leaders are also teachers. In examining how to lead and teach, renowned Harvard Business School professor Thomas J. DeLong takes the reader inside his own head and heart. He notes that, as teachers, we often focus more on our inadequacies and missteps than on our strengths and unique talents. He explains why this is so by dissecting and analyzing his own experiences--using himself as a case study. The book's goal is to help readers learn about the intricacies of teaching and managing, and to impart lessons about how teachers can create a unique teaching atmosphere. To do this, the author analyzes the process of creating a curriculum, preparing for an eighty-minute class, managing the fifteen minutes before class begins, and evaluating the nature of the teaching experience after the session concludes. Along the way, he connects specific classroom behaviors with leadership issues--in organizations, in teams, and in personal relationships. He also asks--and answers--some provocative questions, such as: What happens on multiple levels when I teach or lead--with me, students, or professionals? What am I thinking and feeling as I process what students are thinking and feeling? How are my internal conversations affecting how I teach and lead? How do I manage my biases, including having "favorite" students? To what extent can I use teaching methods in the arena of management? Throughout Teaching by Heart, DeLong discusses why empathy and authenticity matter. When teachers embrace this mindset, students have the opportunity to have a unique learning experience. Teachers and managers will learn how to create moments of transformation for students. Whether you're a university professor, a student, a business leader, or just someone fascinated by teaching, this book will instruct, entertain, and--hopefully--inspire.

To Teach


To Teach
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Author : William Ayers
language : en
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release Date : 2001



To Teach written by William Ayers and has been published by Teachers College Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2001 with Education categories.


This volume provides inspiration to teachers who want to reconnect with their highest aspirations and hopes; a practical guide to teaching as a moral practice; an antidote to teaching as a linear, connect-the-dots enterprise; and a study guide for readers that will be available on-line."--BOOK JACKET.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students Other Principles Of Great Teaching


Never Work Harder Than Your Students Other Principles Of Great Teaching
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Author : Robyn Renee Jackson
language : en
Publisher: ASCD
Release Date : 2009-01-01



Never Work Harder Than Your Students Other Principles Of Great Teaching written by Robyn Renee Jackson and has been published by ASCD this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2009-01-01 with Education categories.


Presents advice on how teachers can improve their overall effectiveness through developing supportive relationships with their students.

Teaching Adventure Education Theory


Teaching Adventure Education Theory
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Author : Bob Stremba
language : en
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date : 2009-01



Teaching Adventure Education Theory written by Bob Stremba and has been published by Human Kinetics this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2009-01 with Education categories.


Written for instructors who want their classroom experience to be as involving as the field, "Teaching Adventure Education Theory" offers activities instructors can use to help students make the connections between theory and practice. Top educators provide lesson plans that cover adventure theory, philosophy, history, and conceptual models.

For The Love Of Teaching


For The Love Of Teaching
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Author : Ira D. Shull
language : en
Publisher: Publisher:VanderWyk&Burnham
Release Date : 1998



For The Love Of Teaching written by Ira D. Shull and has been published by Publisher:VanderWyk&Burnham this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1998 with Education categories.


Multicultural perspectives abound in these interview portraits of teachers from every state and setting. Any stereotypes readers may have about teachers will go right out the window as they enjoy these anecdotes that reveal the real reasons teachers teach.Seven themes emerge: life work, connection, change, surprise, adventure, fulfillment, and love. Represented in fifty-four interviews with teachers are all fifty states plus Puerto Rico as a U.S. commonwealth; all grades; urban, suburban, and rural areas; private and public schools; and alternative settings such as military and prison classrooms. The author's questions remain hidden as the teachers, in their own separate voices, reflect on their work. The author notes By listening to the voices of those who would teach us, we come to understand not only what learning means but what living means. For it is through our teachers that we begin to discover who we are as human beings, and what we want to be as a society. The Foreword was written by Eric Oddleifson, a successful businessman who is also active in efforts to improve American schools. He writes, This book describes the type of person we need to attract to the teaching profession, as it gives voice to the enthusiasm, the passion, the commitment that invades his or her being. There can be no finer calling, requiring the clearest demonstration or moral and ethical behavior.