Posts Categorized: Good Reads

Principles Whereby Teachers May Secure and Hold Interest

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Special thanks to Rhonda Atkinson for sharing this quick read with us. She first heard about W.H. Lancelot’s Principles of Interest from an Agriculture Professor at LSU–Even though the principles were developed almost a century ago, She finds them to be just as relevant today and uses them often in planning course content. Here is the link […]

I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.

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This article was shared by Rebecca Newman–and highlights the importance of good spelling and grammar in the workplace. Students sometimes don’t realize how important the skills they are gaining in college transfer to the workplace. Click on the link of the image below to read more. http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/07/i_wont_hire_people_who_use_poo.html

Teaching at Its Best

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  Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors, 3rd Edition   Linda B. Nilson   ISBN: 978-0-470-40104-0 This expanded and updated edition of the best-selling handbook is an essential toolbox, full of hundreds of practical teaching techniques, classroom activities and exercises, for the new or experienced college instructor. This new edition includes […]

Engaging Ideas

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  Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, 2nd Edition   John C. Bean, Maryellen Weimer (Foreword by)   ISBN: 978-0-470-53290-4 Learn to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, […]

Classroom Assessment Techniques

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  Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd Edition Thomas A. Angelo, K. Patricia Cross ISBN: 978-1-55542-500-5 This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels how-to advise on classroom assessment, including: What classroom assessment entails and how it works. How to plan, implement, and analyze assessment […]

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

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Have you noticed your attention span slipping. What used to keep your full attention now isn’t quite able to keep you focused! Perhaps, you are no longer able to read like you once did, or perhaps you are looking for the “like” button to click on as you are reading. Well, Nicholas car wrote a […]