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How to Teach Adults : Plan Your Class, Teach Your Students, Change the World.

Author: Dan Spalding
Publisher: Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014. ©2014
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Your hands-on guide to teaching adults. . . no matter what the subject In this expanded edition of How to Teach Adults, Dan Spalding offers practical teaching and classroom management suggestions that are designed for anyone who works with adult learners, particularly new faculty, adjuncts, those in community colleges, ESL teachers, and graduate students. This reader-friendly resource covers all phases of the  Read more...
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Spalding, Dan.
How to Teach Adults : Plan Your Class, Teach Your Students, Change the World.
Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Spalding
ISBN: 9781118841280 111884128X
OCLC Number: 1048394130
Description: 1 online resource (182 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title page --
Copyright page --
The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series --
Contents --
Dedication --
Preface --
Why I Wrote This Book --
Teach Yourself How to Teach --
Teaching is the Best Job in the World --
Teaching Grownups is More Fun Than Teaching Kids --
Acknowledgments --
Thank You, Kickstarter Backers --
About the Author --
CHAPTER 1: Foundations of Teaching --
Safety First, Discomfort Second --
Being an Expert Doesn't Make You a Good Teacher --
Try to See from the Student's Perspective --
Find Out Where Students are on their Journeys --
Your Job is to Help Students Learn --
You Teach the Whole Student, Too --
Teach for Transfer --
Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation --
Learning is Hard Work --
Adult Education has a Posse --
Everything in Education is Contested --
The Teacher Development Cycle --
Teaching Will Make You Feel Like an Idiot --
Teaching is a Tough Career that Keeps Getting Worse --
You Want to be a Great Teacher --
CHAPTER 2: How to Get Started Teaching --
Read Your Teaching Contract --
Contract Checklist --
You Work for the School --
Your First Year's a Wash --
Have a Mission --
You Can't be Friends with Your Students --
Understand the Bureaucracy --
Know Your School Bureaucracy! --
Love Your Job --
Teach the Same Thing --
Teach Everything --
Be Open to Observation --
Observer Tasks --
Learn Teacher Jargon --
Be Active in Your Union --
CHAPTER 3: How to Design Your Course --
What Question Will You Start With? --
Plan Your Course Objectives --
Bad Objectives --
Focus on Your Course Objectives --
Break It Down --
Plan with the End in Mind --
Make Your Expectations Clear to Students --
Syllabuses are Crucial --
Syllabus Checklist --
Textbooks Provide Course Design to Teachers --
How to Choose a Textbook --
Use Technology Sparingly --
Tips for Evaluating Educational Software --
Progress is Uneven. Take Advantage of This --
CHAPTER 4: How to Lesson Plan --
The First Day of Class Is the Most Important --
Pre-First Day Checklist --
First Day Checklist --
Start with a Survey and an Entry Assessment --
Give 'Em a Hook --
Teach the Discomfort Zone --
Pace and Motivate within Each Lesson Plan --
What to Include in Each Lesson --
Develop Your Own Materials --
The Handsome Handout --
Share Your Materials Freely --
Don't Get too Invested in What You Design. --
Tell Stories --
Ready, Fire, Aim --
Multilevel Classes Are Hard ... --
Make Your Students Write --
Getting the Most from Student Writing --
Homework Is Crucial --
Prepare a Sub Plan --
What to Give Your Sub --
End Each Class on a Strong Note --
CHAPTER 5: Grading and Assessments --
Assessments are Hard, Fraught, and Crucial --
The Five Principles of Assessment --
The Five Core Principles of Summative Assessment --
Validity Is the Most Important Part of a Test --
Grade and Evaluate Students Fairly --
A Grade Doesn't Measure How Much You Like Your Students --
Write Rubrics --
"Class Participation" Grades are Mostly Bs --
How to Write a Formative Assessment --
Formative Assessment Questions --
How to Write a Summative Assessment --
True/False Questions ... --
Multiple Choice Questions ... --
Short Answer Questions ... --
Essay Questions ... --
Overall Summative Assessment Design Tips --
How to Give a Test --
Before the Test --
During the Test --
When Students Finish --
Be Critical with the Facts --
Be Kind to Yourself --
Easy Versus Difficult Classes --
Standards are Assessments for Teachers --
Types of Standards --
CHAPTER 6: How to Run Your Class --
Start on Time --
Start and Finish Each Class the Same Way --
Build Trust to Maximize Learning --
Tips for Building Trust --
Intervene with Students Who Start (or Fall) Behind --
Successful Interventions for Struggling Students. Know Every Student's Name --
Tips for Learning Names --
Show Your Agenda --
Good Questions Are Short and Clear --
How to Craft Good Questions --
How to Ask Questions --
Use Nonverbal Communication --
Cold Call --
Effectively Deal With Difficult Students --
How to Deal with Difficult Students --
Do It Again --
Take Breaks --
Break! --
Time to Lean, Time to Clean --
While Students Work ... --
You Will Get Bored First --
You Will Bias for the Highest --
Surprise! It's a Big Class --
Surprise! It's a Small Class --
Enjoy the Good Times --
CHAPTER 7: How to Present Information --
Use Blue and Black Markers --
Tips for Effective Board Work --
Lectures Are Bulletproof --
Preparing Your Lecture --
Lecture Like a Champion --
Shorter Is Better --
Facilitate Discussions --
Tips for Facilitating a Good Discussion --
Use the Vocabulary of Your Field --
Modeling Is Powerful --
How to Model --
Use Solo, Partner, and Group Work Strategically --
Make the Most of Group Work --
Tips for Effective Group Work --
Tips for Effective Report Backs --
Incorporate Current Events --
Don't Correct Every Mistake --
Always Tell Students Where They Are --
CHAPTER 8: How to Develop Your Teacher Persona --
The Classroom Is not a Democracy --
Which Country Is Your Classroom? --
You Are the Leader in the Classroom --
Own the Room --
You Are not a Social Worker --
Disclose Thoughtfully --
When You Don't Know, Say "I Don't Know" --
Be in Control --
Be Spontaneous --
When You Get Upset, Check Your Expectations --
Don't Get Pissed off --
Sometimes, Get Pissed off --
One Teacher --
Be Disobedient --
CHAPTER 9: Growing as a Teacher --
Set Your Own Teacher Objectives --
Sample Teacher Reflection Questions --
Learning to Reflect Will Make You Your Own Best Teacher --
Most Students Don't Recognize Bad Teaching --
The Worst Teachers Think They're Amazing --
It's Hard to Improve. Opportunities for Improvement --
You Are an Entrepreneur --
How to Entrepreneur --
For-Profit Schools Have a Lot to Teach Us --
Administrators Are People, Too --
Administrators Are Evil, Too --
Leave Your Job (and Get a Better One) --
It's a Setup! --
Get the Most from a Conference --
Before the Conference --
During the Conference --
After the Conference --
Contribute to Your Field --
Teach Where You Live --
Teach What You Love --
Have Amazing Instruction in Your Life --
Remember the Horrible Instruction in Your Life --
Read More Education Books --
Read Outside Your Field --
Develop a Network of Peers You Respect --
Discussed While Biking Home with Don and Barbara --
Make Meetings Productive --
Don't Go Back to School Until You Have to --
Take Advantage of Being Unemployed --
Everything I've Told You Is Wrong --
CHAPTER 10: The Future of Education --
We Need to Talk about Education --
What Is Education? --
What the Crisis in Education Is not --
Alienation In Education --
What Makes School Suck? --
Teachers Humanize Education --
How to Fix Education --
Teachers in a Learner-Centered World --
It's Time to Go on the Offense --
My Definition of "Education." --
Appendix: Teacher Glossary --
References --
Further Reading --
Index.

Abstract:

Your hands-on guide to teaching adults. . . no matter what the subject In this expanded edition of How to Teach Adults, Dan Spalding offers practical teaching and classroom management suggestions that are designed for anyone who works with adult learners, particularly new faculty, adjuncts, those in community colleges, ESL teachers, and graduate students. This reader-friendly resource covers all phases of the teaching process from planning what to teach, to managing a classroom, to growing as a professional in the field. How to Teach Adults can guide new instructors who are trying to get up to speed on their own or can help teacher trainers cover what their students need to know before they get in front of a class. It is filled with down-to-earth tips and checklists on such topics as connecting with adult students, facilitating discussions, and writing tests, plus everything you need to remember to put into your syllabus and how to choose the right textbook. Dan Spalding reveals what it takes to teach all students the skills they need to learn, no matter what the topic or subject matter. Full of vivid examples from real-world classrooms, this edition: Shows how to get started and tips for designing your course Includes information for creating a solid lesson plan Gives suggestions for developing your teacher persona How to Teach Adults offers the framework, ideas, and tools needed to conduct your class or workshop with confidence.

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