Book, Print in English

On course: a week-by-week guide to your first semester of college teaching

James M. Lang.
  • Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
  • xv, 319 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Eisenhower B Level
    LB2331.L245 2008 c. 1
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Summary
  • "Practical, dear, and lively, On Course is full of experience-tested, research-based advice for graduate students and new faculty clutching the podium for the first time. Divided into fifteen chapters to match the weeks of the semester. On Course provides a wide range of innovative and traditional teaching strategies. They work - and they won't overwhelm you with extensive preparation or grading time when you're also trying to do your research, meet service requirements, learn your way around a new campus, and remember your children's names."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Week 1: first days of class
  • Week 2: teaching with technology
  • Week 3: in the classroom: lectures
  • Week 4: in the classroom: discussions
  • Week 5: in the classroom: teaching with small groups
  • Week 6: assignments and grading
  • Week 7: students as learners
  • Week 8: students as people
  • Week 9: academic honesty
  • Week 10: finding a balance outside the classroom
  • Week 11: re-energizing the classroom
  • Week 12: common problems
  • Week 13: student ratings and evaluations
  • Week 14: last days of class
  • Week 15: teachers as people
  • After the end: top ten resources
  • Appendix A: a sample syllabus
  • Appendix B: student participation evaluation form.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780674028067 (alk. paper)
  • 0674028066 (alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2007043155
  • OCLC: 179801079
  • OCLC: 179801079