Books About Teaching and Learning
Veterinary Medical Education: A Practical Guide
Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
Ambrose SA, Bridges MW, Lovett MC, DiPietro M, Norman MK. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco CA, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-470-48410-4 - "In this volume, the authors introduce seven general principles of learning, distilled from the research literature as well as from twenty-seven years of experience working on-on-one with college faculty. They have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; demographics; and organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning - from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. These principles provide instructors with an understanding of student learning that can help them see why certain teaching approaches are or are not supporting student learning, generate or refine teaching approaches and strategies that more effectively foster student learning in specific contexts, and transfer and apply those principles to new courses." How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers
The Organized Mind
Levitin DJ. Plume, New York, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-14-751631-2 - "We are constantly forced to make more - and faster- decisions than ever before. Some people become very adept at managing the hyper flow of information. The Organized Mind presents new research into attention and memory and reveals the small, simple, yet consequential, changes we can all make." The Organized Mind
Mazur E. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1997. ISBN: 0-13-565441-6 - "Many instructors have pointed out the benefits of teaching by questioning over the more traditional approach of teaching by telling. Here, at last, is a book that not only explains how to teach by questioning but also provides all of the necessary tools to implement this new approach with a minimum of effort." Peer Instruction
What the Best College Teachers Do
The Courage to Teach
Palmer PJ. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco CA, 1998. ISBN:0-7879-1058-9 - "This book builds on a simple premise: Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher. Good teachers share one trait - they are truly present in the classroom, deeply engaged with their students and their subject and are able to weave a complex web of connections among themselves, their subjects, and their students, so that students can learn to weave a world for themselves."
Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New Design for Teaching and Learning in the Professions
Schon DA. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco CA, 1987. ISBN: 1-55542-025-7 - "This book is intended especially for individuals in schools or practice settings - practitioners, teachers, students, and educational administrators - who are concerned with education for reflective practice. But it is also intended for all those who share a lively interest in the elusive phenomena of practice competence and artistry and the equally elusive processes by which these are sometimes acquired."
Teaching Online: A Practical Guide
Ko S, Rossen S. Houghton Mifflin, Boston MA, 2004. ISBN: 0-618-29848-7 - "Written by authors who have taught online themselves and have trained hundreds of other faculty to teach online, this practical and concise guide answers the most commonly asked questions and concerns, whether your are developing a complete distance learning course or want to use the Web to supplement what you do in your classroom." Teaching Online: A Practical Guide
Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning
Bowen JA. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco CA, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-118-11035-5 - "Technology is profoundly changing education. If students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize "naked " face-to-face contact with faculty. This book shows how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty."
Humor as an Instructional Defibrillator: Evidence-Based Techniques in Teaching and Assessment
Berk RA. Stylus, Sterling VA, 2002. ISBN: 1-57922-063-0 - "Humor can be used as a systematic teaching or assessment tool in your classroom and course Web site. It can shock students to attention and bring deadly, boring course content to life. This book presents numerous evidence-based humor techniques lumped into four categories: (1) forms that rely on in-class delivery, (2) forms that can be inserted in print course materials, (3) print and non-print forms that can be used on a course Web site, and (4) forms that can be incorporated into any course tests."
Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning
Kaplan M, Silver N, Lavaque-Manty D, Meizlish D. Stylus, Sterling VA, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-57922-825-5 - "Research has identified the importance of helping students develop the ability to monitor their own comprehension and to make their thinking processes explicit, and indeed demonstrates that metacognitive teaching strategies greatly improve student engagement with course material. This book - by explaining principles that teachers in higher education can put into practice in their own classrooms - explains how to lay the ground for this engagement and help students become self-regulated learners actively employing metacognitive and reflective strategies in their education." Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning
Hassed C, Chambers R. Shambhala Publications, Boston MA, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-61180-242-9 - "Mindfulness-based techniques for educators and parents to help students decrease stress, increase resilience, enhance creativity and mental flexibility, manage study- and exam-related demands, and improve communication skills."