What the Best College Students Do

Author: Ken Bain

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070380

Category: Education

Page: 299

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The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.
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Exam Prep for: What the Best College Students Do

Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.
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What the Best College Teachers Do

Author: Ken Bain

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674065549

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.
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Unforgettable

Enabling Deep and Durable Learning

Author: W. Michael Gray

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532600143

Category: Education

Page: 302

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We have an uneasy relationship with the relentless deluge of information gushing out of academia and our media outlets. To turn it off is escapist, but to attempt to cognitively grapple with it is overwhelming. In Unforgettable: Enabling Deep and Durable Learning, a nationally recognized master teacher gives professors and their students the means to chart a clear path through this information explosion. Humans crave explanatory patterns, and this book enables teachers to think deeply about their academic disciplines to find and articulate their core explanatory principles and to engage their students in a compelling way of thinking. An alternative title for this book could be Why the Best College Teachers Do What They Do because the author articulates a compelling rationale that will equip faculty to create and deliver transformative courses. Students in transformative courses grapple with essential questions and gain mental muscle that equips them for real world challenges.
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Serving the New Majority Student

Working from Within to Transform the Institution

Author: Eric Malm,Marguerite Weber

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475836023

Category: Education

Page: 126

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The New Majority Student utilizes a business perspective to academic transformation, providing a guide to how universities can restructure to meet student needs. The contributors provide frameworks of how institutions can reallocate technology, effort (internal, external, student, faculty) and finances to reimagine programs.
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A First Step into a Much Larger World

The Christian University and Beyond

Author: John W. Hawthorne

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873128

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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How do Christian students approach their years at a Christian college or university? What are the connections between all those hours of study and the Christian life? A First Step into a Much Larger World invites students, parents, and educators into a broad conversation about faith and learning in a postmodern age. Students will explore how to respond to diversity while maintaining community, how to make learning sensible as an expression of faith, and how to move from passive recipients of education to active and engaged co-learners with others. In so doing, they can transform their undergraduate years into a springboard for engaging the culture beyond the university.
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Making the Most of College

Author: Richard J. Light

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067401359X

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Draws on years of research and interviews with undergraduates to explore the choices students make to obtain an enriching college experience.
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Creating Significant Learning Experiences

An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses

Author: L. Dee Fink

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416325

Category: Education

Page: 352

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"Dee Fink challenges our conventional assumptions and practicesand offers an insightful approach to expanding our learning goals,making higher education more meaningful. This is a gem of a bookthat every college teacher should read." —Ken Bain,author, What the Best College Students Do Since the original publication of L. Dee Fink's CreatingSignificant Learning Experiences, higher education hascontinued to move in two opposite directions: more institutionsencourage faculty to focus on research, obtaining grants, andpublishing, while accreditation agencies, policy-makers, andstudents themselves emphasize the need for greater attention to thequality of teaching and learning. Now the author has updated his bestselling classic, providingbusy faculty with invaluable conceptual and procedural tools forinstructional design. Step by step, Fink shows how to use ataxonomy of significant learning and systematically combine thebest research-based practices for learning-centered teaching with ateaching strategy in a way that results in powerful learningexperiences. This edition addresses new research on how people learn, activelearning, and student engagement; includes illustrative examplesfrom online teaching; and reports on the effectiveness of Fink'stime-tested model. Fink also explores recent changes in highereducation nationally and internationally and offers more provenstrategies for dealing with student resistance to innovativeteaching. Tapping into the knowledge, tools, and strategies in CreatingSignificant Learning Experiences empowers educators tocreatively design courses that will result in significant learningfor their students. "As thought-provoking and inspiring today as it was when it wasfirst published, it is a 'must' for anyone serious about creatingcourses that challenge students to learn deeply."—Elizabeth F. Barkley, author, Student EngagementTechniques
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The Skillful Teacher

On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119019869

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Energize your classrooms with these key techniques for collegeteaching Students say the best teachers get them excited about learning,stretch their thinking, and keep them actively involved in class.But with increasingly diverse classrooms and constantly changingtechnology, each semester throws up new challenges for engagingstudents. Discover how to keep your teaching, and your students, energizedwith The Skillful Teacher, a practical guide to effectivetechniques, approaches, and methods for today's college classrooms.Providing insights, reflections, and advice from his four decadesof college teaching, Stephen Brookfield now adapts his successfulmethods to teaching online, working with diverse studentpopulations, and making classrooms truly inclusive. As well asbeing completely revised, updated, and rewritten, this edition addssix brand new chapters on: Teaching critical thinking Using play and creativity in the classroom Teaching in teams Helping students take responsibility for learning Teaching about racism Exercising teacher power responsibly Readers will delve into what learning feels like from astudent's perspective, as well as absorb the wisdom of veterancollege faculty with whom the author has worked. Themes from thebestselling previous editions remain, but are revisited andexpanded with the perspective of an additional decade in theclassroom. This authoritative guide is now even more comprehensiveto better serve teachers looking to improve. Whether you are new tothe classroom or are looking to rise to new challenges, TheSkillful Teacher will provide answers, expand your repertoireof techniques, and invigorate your teaching and yourclassrooms.
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Successactions

New Life Success and Career Strategies in a Competitive Marketplace

Author: Patricia Susan Slaughter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479700533

Category: Self-Help

Page: 118

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Continue to experience the benefits of the yourexclusivesuccess movement! "SUCCESSACTIONS New Life Success And Career Strategies In A Competitive Marketplace", isa compelling book in the yourexclusivesuccess series. This and the acclaimed first two books, "YOU SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD, INSTEAD OF THE WORLD SITTING ON TOP OFYOU" and "IF SUCCESS IS YOUR GOAL, THESE ARE THE RULES" consistently enhance your "success-knowledge" with important tips and benefits as yourexclusivesuccess comes to life for YOU. SUCCESSACTIONS gives you new vital tips to re-charge your career life. There is a "yourexclusivesuccess" movement in the world. Once you read the series, you will experience a change in how you approach your success life. You will benefit from having new knowledge to excel in your career. As always, in the series and in SUCCESSACTIONS you will change what you have been doing wrong and you will use the tips and insights to reclaim the success you deserve! Take back your success. It is all about you.
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