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

Author: James M Lang
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Full of experienced-tested, research based advice for graduate students and new teaching faculty, this book provides a range of innovative and traditional strategies that work well without requiring extensive preparation or long grading sessions when you're trying to meet your own demanding research and service requirements.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Lang
ISBN: 9780674047419 0674047419 9780674028067 0674028066
OCLC Number: 959594776
Description: xv, 319 pages ; 21 cm
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.
Responsibility: James M. Lang.

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