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A Guide to Faculty Development 2nd Edition (Gillespie & Robertson)

This essential book offers an introduction to the topic, includes twenty-three chapters by leading experts in the field, and provides the most relevant information on a range of faculty development topics including establishing and sustaining a faculty development program; the key issues of assessment, diversity, and technology; and faculty development across institutional types, career stages, and organizations. 

What the Best College Teachers Do 1st Edition (Bain)

What makes a great teacher great? Which professors are remembered by students 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 Skillful Teacher: Building Your Teaching Skills 6th Edition (Saphier)

This "gold standard" textbook now in its sixth edition has been used extensively in many colleges and school districts across the U.S. and in a number of places around the world for studying generic pedagogy aka the Knowledge Base on Teaching. Designed for both the novice and the experienced educator, The Skillful Teacher is a unique synthesis of the knowledge base on teaching with powerful repertoires for matching teaching strategies to student needs. 

The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom 3rd Edition (Brookfield)

Discover how to keep your teaching, and your students, energized with The Skillful Teacher, a practical guide to effective techniques, approaches, and methods for today's college classrooms. Providing insights, reflections, and advice from his four decades of college teaching, Stephen Brookfield now adapts his successful methods to teaching online, working with diverse student populations, and making classrooms truly inclusive. 

Making Good Instructors Great: Instructional Tactics and Assessment Techniques Handbook (Schaatz)

This book describes the USMC Small Unit Decision Making (SUDM) initiative and, more importantly, instructional methods and assessment techniques that Marine instructors can use to train/educate SUDM skills.

Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills and Motivation (McGuire)

Saundra McGuire’s presentations and workshops on metacognition and student learning have enabled faculty to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success. The methods she proposes do not require restructuring courses, nor inordinate amounts of time to learn. They can transform students from memorizers and regurgitators to students who begin to think critically and take responsibility for their own learning. McGuire offers the reader a step-by-step process for delivering the key messages of the book to students in as little as 50 minutes. 

Flipped Learning: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty (Talbert)

Flipped learning is an approach to the design and instruction where students gain their first exposure to new concepts and material prior to class, thus freeing up time during class for the activities where students typically need the most help. Robert Talbert offers faculty a practical, step-by-step, “how-to” to this powerful teaching method.



Marine Corps Instructor Mastery Model (Ross, Phillips & Lineberger)

This document contains a five-stage descriptive model of the developmental process of U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) instructors, advisors, and faculty members (hereafter referenced as instructors) from novice to expert. The model was developed based on interviews conducted with a wide range of Marine instructors. The purpose of the model is to provide insights both into how individuals progressively develop into high-performing instructors and what indicators can be observed and assessed during each stage of performance. The model described in this report contains Key Performance Areas (KPAs), performance indicators for each stage of development, and a description of the transition factors to target in order to support growth from stage to stage.

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Lang)

This book presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference—many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques. 

The Active Learning Classroom: Strategies for Practical Educators (Creekmore & Deaton)

The goal of the book is simple: to improve student achievement by helping teachers implement active learning strategies in the classroom. Numerous studies indicate a positive correlation between engagement and achievement. For this reason, the teacher is the most important component of the learning process, as he/she is ultimately responsible for creating an atmosphere conducive to student achievement. Active Learning has proven to be one of the most important tools for engaging students, promoting skills in motivation, higher-order thinking, communication, creative thinking, and problem-solving. These skills are difficult to foster in the traditional ‘sage on a stage’ model. Educators must learn to adopt a new ‘guide on the side’ teaching paradigm whereby traditional instruction is supplemented by active learning strategies.

Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Barkley)

Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country, yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily available. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques that have been proven to help teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions motivate and connect with their students. The ready-to-use format shows how to apply each of the book's techniques in the classroom and includes purpose, preparation, procedures, examples, online implementation, variations and extensions, observations and advice, and key resources. 

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (Brown, Roediger & McDaniel)

Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement. 

Student-Centered Learning Environments in Higher Education Classrooms (Hoidn)

This book aims to develop a situative educational model to guide the design and implementation of powerful student-centered learning environments in higher education classrooms. Rooted in educational science, Hoidn contributes knowledge in the fields of general pedagogy, and more specifically, higher education learning and instruction. The text will support instructors, curriculum developers, faculty developers, administrators, and educational managers from all disciplines in making informed instructional decisions with regard to course design, classroom interaction, and community building and is also of relevance to educators from other formal and informal educational settings aside from higher education. 

Leaving ADDIE for SAM: An Agile Model for developing the Best Learning Experiences (Allen)

The ADDIE process is past its prime. It was developed long before Agile and other iterative processes that have introduced greater efficiencies in design and development, fostered more creativity, and addressed effective stakeholder involvement. Leaving ADDIE for SAM introduces two new concepts―SAM, the Successive Approximation Model, and the Savvy Start. Together, they incorporate contemporary design and development processes that simplify instructional design and development, yielding more energetic and effective learning experiences. This book is a must-read for all learning professionals who have a desire to let go of outdated methodologies and start creating better, faster training products today.

The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain (Doyle & Zakrajsek)

This is a path-breaking book. Faculties have been learning about how the mind works, and this book spreads the message to students, who need it just as much. More sophisticated and empirically grounded than any study skills manual, this book addresses all the major research findings on how the human brain learns. And it does so using language and examples that students can easily understand and immediately apply to enhance their attention, depth of processing, retention, retrieval, and far-transfer abilities. Plus, each chapter ends with excellent summaries and scholarly references.

What the Best College Students Do (Bain)

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 this time to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.

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