Many schools are back in session, but many teachers will be starting their new year in the next couple of weeks. If you are one of them, you might be looking for new ideas about teaching and new information to present to their students. DiverseBooks has a huge selection of books on education at all levels from kindergarten to the Ph.D. Here are some of our recommendations:
Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment, by Terry Doyle and John Tagg, $62.95, (List price: $69.95), Stylus Publishing, (January 2008), ISBN: 9781579222215, pp. 216.
Higher education is moving from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered practice, giving students more control over what and how they learn. Students coming from traditional school environments may find the new methods unnerving, resulting in resistance or even hostility. The author offers suggestions for breaking down the wall and helping students learn in new ways.
Blueprint for Learning, by Laurie Richlin and Shirley Ronkowski, $62.95, (List price: $69.95 ), Stylus Publishing, (January 2006), ISBN: 9781579221423160, pp. 160.
An experienced educator who has conducted workshops on course design for higher education for over 15 years offers tips on selecting teaching strategies and designing courses that promote effective learning. She provides tools to create a syllabus, frame questions that encourage discussion, develop assignments with rubrics and create tests. The book will help instructors to design and reassess their courses for better student outcomes.
Learning Literature in an Era of Change, by Dona J. Hickey and Donna Reiss, $49.50, (List price: $55), Stylus Publishing, (January 2000), ISBN: 9781579220174, pp. 256.
This book presents teaching strategies for giving students more relevant experiences in learning about literature. The volume includes contributions from educators who have used creative methods in their classrooms to engage today’s students who live in a digital, visual culture in reading and engaging with literature.
Humor as an Instructional Defibrillator, by Ronald A. Berk, $22.45, (List price: $24.95), Stylus Publishing, January 2002, ISBN: 9781579220631320, pp. 320.
This book presents techniques for using humor in the classroom—in lectures, activities, printed materials, course Web sites and tests and exams. Humor aids learning and helps to grab the attention of students used to constant stimulation from their various digital screens. There is no rule that school has to be dull.
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