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Successful beginnings for college teaching : engaging your students from the first day

Author: Angela Provitera-McGlynn
Publisher: Madison, WI : Atwood Pub., ©2001.
Series: Teaching techniques/strategies series, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Provitera McGlynn (psychology, Mercer County Community College) discusses tools and strategies for setting the right tone in college courses. She offers advice on making expectations clear, creating a welcoming environment, promoting civility, motivating students, and keeping them involved. The book emphasizes tools for use at the beginning of a course. An appendix discusses syllabus creation, and teaching resources  Read more...
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Provitera-McGlynn, Angela.
Successful beginnings for college teaching.
Madison, WI : Atwood Pub., ©2001
(OCoLC)682230819
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Provitera-McGlynn
ISBN: 1891859382 9781891859380
OCLC Number: 47947535
Description: 157 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
CHAPTER 1: Classroom and course management: the nuts and bolts of successful beginnings --
Teach students to do well in your course --
Make your attendance policy clear --
Gather information about your students --
Accommodate students who have special needs --
Some ideas on promoting student success --
Clarifying your testing policy --
Issue of academic integrity --
Some quick tips on managing the learning environment --
Guidelines for student success (handout) --
Preparing for and taking exams (handout) --
More tips for test preparation and test taking (handout) --
CHAPTER 2: Positive start: first day classroom activities and icebreakers --
Family name exercise --
"What's in a name?" exercise --
Stand up-sit down exercise --
Activities that help students find commonalities --
Introduction by identities exercise --
Student disclosure exercises --
Dyadic interviews --
Informal sharing exercises --
Walk around the room exercises --
Scavenger hunt --
Wheel within a wheel --
Alphabetize exercise --
Introductions and repetition --
Introducing yourself --
Course expectation activities --
Your goal: a relaxed atmosphere from day 1 --
Personal reference inventory (PRI). CHAPTER 3: Creating a welcome classroom environment --
"Chilly classroom climate" --
What students want from us as faculty --
How to build rapport and connect with your students --
Specific tips for building rapport and connecting with students --
Promoting student-student interaction --
Participation, motivation, and perseverance --
CHAPTER 4: Promoting student participation and motivation --
Promoting self-regulation: teaching students how to learn and improving student learning --
Interactive classroom --
Interactive lecture --
Engaging your students-even the passive and resistant ones --
Class discussion --
Planning and executing classroom discussions --
Cooperative and collaborative learning --
Benefits-and risks-of cooperative and collaborative learning --
Some specific group learning strategies --
Essence of promoting student participation and motivation. CHAPTER 5: Dealing with incivility in the college classroom --
What is classroom "incivility"? --
Guidelines for courtesy and respect --
Specific disruptive behaviors- and how to handle them --
Dealing with student who have side conversations --
Dealing with students who sleep or do unrelated work --
Dealing with student disruption in large-lecture classes --
It's always good to have a plan --
CHAPTER 6: Keeping the ball rolling to a fruitful conclusion --
Motivating your students to complete the semester --
Role of writing exercises in keeping students engaged, promoting critical thinking skills, and fostering learning --
Other active learning exercises to help your students persevere --
Drawing the semester to a positive close --
Taking class notes --
CHAPTER 7: Turning "successful beginnings" into successful teaching exercises --
Appendix: Creating your course syllabus: a brief overview --
Helpful teaching resources --
References --
About the author.
Series Title: Teaching techniques/strategies series, v. 2.
Responsibility: by Angela Provitera McGlynn.

Abstract:

Provitera McGlynn (psychology, Mercer County Community College) discusses tools and strategies for setting the right tone in college courses. She offers advice on making expectations clear, creating a welcoming environment, promoting civility, motivating students, and keeping them involved. The book emphasizes tools for use at the beginning of a course. An appendix discusses syllabus creation, and teaching resources are listed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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