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The Chicago Handbook for Teachers, Second Edition

A Practical Guide to the College Classroom

Alan Brinkley, Esam El-Fakahany, Betty Dessants, Michael Flamm, Charles B. Forcey, Jr., Mathew L. Ouellett, and Eric Rothschild

Alan Brinkley, Esam El-Fakahany, Betty Dessants, Michael Flamm, Charles B. Forcey, Jr., Mathew L. Ouellett, and Eric Rothschild

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Cloth $42.00 ISBN: 9780226075273 Published June 2011
Paper $16.00 ISBN: 9780226075280 Published June 2011
E-book $7.00 to $16.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226075136 Published June 2011

Those who teach college students have extensive training in their disciplines, but unlike their counterparts at the high school or elementary school level, they often have surprisingly little instruction in the craft of teaching itself.  The Chicago Handbook for Teachers, Second Edition, is an extraordinarily helpful guide for anyone facing the daunting challenge of putting together a course and delivering it successfully.

Representing teachers at all stages of their careers, the authors, including distinguished historian Alan Brinkley, offer practical advice for almost any situation a new teacher might face, from preparing a syllabus to managing classroom dynamics. Beginning with a nuts and bolts plan for designing a course, the handbook also explains how to lead a discussion, evaluate your own teaching, give an effective lecture, supervise students' writing and research, create and grade exams, and more.

This new edition is thoroughly revised for contemporary concerns, with updated coverage on the use of electronic resources and on the challenge of creating and sustaining an inclusive classroom. A new chapter on science education and new coverage of the distinctive issues faced by adjunct faculty broaden the book’s audience considerably. The addition of sample teaching materials in the appendixes enhances the practical, hands-on focus of the second edition. Its broad scope and wealth of specific tips will make The Chicago Handbook for Teachers useful both as a comprehensive guide for beginning educators and a reference manual for experienced instructors.

Contents

Introduction

1 Getting Ready

2 The First Few Weeks

3 Active and Collaborative Learning

4 The Art and Craft of Lecturing

5 Student Writing and Research

6 Testing and Evaluation

7 Teaching Science: Challenges and Approaches

8 Evaluating Your Teaching

9 Teaching as a Part-Time Instructor

10 Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Classroom

11 Using Electronic Resources for Teaching

For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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