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Teaching at Its Best : A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors (Paperback) (Linda B. Nilson)
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This bestselling, research-based guide is an essential toolbox--a compilation of hundreds of practical teaching techniques, formats, classroom activities, and exercises. Covering a wide range of topics in simple, easy-to-understand language, this practical resource is perfect for any college instructor. This updated and revised fourth edition contains five new chapters on course design, creating a welcoming environment for students, enhancing student motivation, helping students understand how they learn, and teaching in multiple modes.New sections address issues such as: high-impact practices, syllabus items and the debate about length, the syllabus as a contract, MOOCs, the effects of personal relationships and students’ career-focus on motivation, cheating issues (including those specific to international students), troubleshooting issues that arise in student groups, self-regulated learning, metacognition, self-assessment, feedback failure, helping students learn from their mistakes, teaching in each type of learning mode, specifications grading, validity issues with student ratings, and measuring learning at the course level.Discussion questions have also been added for instructors who use the book as a college teaching textbook or discussion group book. Additionally, all research-based information has been updated throughout the book to include new findings.