So You Think You Can Teach
A Guide for New College Professors on How to Teach Adult Learners
Why do some professors always receive positive evaluations from students while other instructors struggle from class to class? The answer, according to author Dr. Shelton J. Goode, is that successful professors are able to create a dynamic learning environment for all of their students, regardless of age or level of knowledge.
Based on extensive research and experience, So You Think You Can Teach shows readers how to
- recognize and rectify classroom issues that can inhibit the full participation of a diverse student body;
- create an inclusive learning environment that capitalizes on the creativity and richness that adult learners bring to the classroom;
- manage student differences by building bridges between the various groups within the classroom;
- develop the teaching skills necessary to help your students achieve their desired learning goals.
This straightforward guide is the product of more than two decades of college and university teaching experience. The lessons and methods developed by Goode give new college professors and instructors concrete, practical ways to increase their creativity, innovation, and productivity in the classroom. So You Think You Can Teach creates confident, effective teachers with the knowledge and skills to help their students reach their educational goals.
- iUniverse, November 2011
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