Teaching at Its Best
This third edition of the best-selling handbook offers faculty at all levels an essential toolbox of hundreds of practical teaching techniques, formats, classroom activities, and exercises, all of which can be implemented immediately. This thoroughly revised edition includes the newest portrait of the Millennial student; current research from cognitive psychology; a focus on outcomes maps; the latest legal options on copyright issues; and how to best use new technology including wikis, blogs, podcasts, vodcasts, and clickers. Entirely new chapters include subjects such as matching teaching methods with learning outcomes, inquiry-guided learning, and using visuals to teach, and new sections address Felder and Silverman's Index of Learning Styles, SCALE-UP classrooms, multiple true-false test items, and much more.
Praise for the Third Edition of Teaching at Its BestEveryoneveterans as well as noviceswill profit from reading Teaching at Its Best, for it provides both theory and practical suggestions for handling all of the problems one encounters in teaching classes varying in size, ability, and motivation."Wilbert McKeachie, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, and coauthor, McKeachie's Teaching TipsThis new edition of Dr. Nilson's book, with its completely updated material and several new topics, is an even more powerful collection of ideas and tools than the last. What a great resource, especially for beginning teachers but also for us veterans!"L. Dee Fink, author, Creating Significant Learning ExperiencesThis third edition of Teaching at Its Best is successful at weaving the latest research on teaching and learning into what was already a thorough exploration of each topic. New information on how we learn, how students develop, and innovations in instructional strategies complement the solid foundation established in the first two editions."Marilla D. Svinicki, Department of Psychology, The University of Texas, Austin, and coauthor, McKeachie's Teaching Tips
Linda B. Nilson is the founding director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University. She is the author of The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course from Jossey-Bass.
Bought this when it popped up as recommended reading while searching another title. Has been very helpful prepping for a new fall term and I have been teaching in a doctoral... Read morePublished 16 days ago by E. Schrank
It's a very good book. I'm learning a lot about how to instruct a classroom, prepare lesson plans, and use formative and summative assessments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel I. Roberts
I was expecting more from this book and was disappointed that there wasn't enough specifics as purported in reviews I had read. So it's okay, just okay.Published 2 months ago by Mary N. Boyle
Not very impressed.
Old info and leaves a lot to be desired. I suspect that this is part of the problem with our modern education system.
Very useful, practical application for use in a college classroom. It breaks it down for you in simple, easy to understand language.Published 11 months ago by Sonic_Rocks
It was an effective reminder of what to do when setting up and teaching a college course. Some of the advice is really basic and common sense, but generally I found this book to be... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Aris Dravillas
My father was a college professor; I am not, although I have an adjunct relationship with Princeton University. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ronald W. Satz
Learned more than I wanted to know about teaching. I had no clue there was so much to learn about methods of instruction.Published 17 months ago by Sherri C.