A Step-by-Step System for Teaching College
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I recently read Teaching College by Norman Eng Ed.D. Can I just say WOW? I have recommended this short, easy to read guide to my university’s department chair so that the other 30+ adjuncts can learn and apply these useful and relevant tips. Visit Dr. Eng on his blog, too!
The author, a university professor himself, who has worked both in marketing and K-12 education, clearly masters his subject and provides numerous examples that make it easy to put into practice the strategies he proposes. For the sake of our students and of learning in general, I would recommend this book to anyone who stands in front of a classroom.
I completely changed the way I teach with the student engagement strategies outlined in this book. The mean final in my classes has risen from a low C+ to a solid B since I’ve implemented the Dr. Eng’s recommendations. The interesting part is the number of A’s and B’s hasn’t changed much but it’s the students who made C’s in the past that are now in the B- to B range that has brought the course average up.
This book completely change my approach to teaching college students. I’ve completely changed my class format based on Norman’s recommendations: More student participation, fewer PP slides (less content) and a syllabus that pops. I highly recommend this book for both new & experienced instructors to eliminate snoring students;-)
What Will You Learn?
How to create a syllabus that inspires and intrigues students to want to learn more . . . on Day 1.
How to get into the mindset of students so you can design lessons that resonate with them.
How to present with slides effectively so that it enhances, rather than duplicates what you say.
How to optimize class discussions and activities so students participate and engage all semester.
Who This is For
Professors & school Teachers
While this book is designed for college and university professors, the instructional approaches are rooted in K-12 education. Different audiences, yes (and even different developmental levels). Regardless, Teaching College works for both. You simply need to apply them to your particular class.
Looking to improve the teaching level of your department or school? Teaching College will give you a good idea about the foundational ideas that can transform your staff's instructional capacity. If my system resonates with you, book a workshop with me.
Maybe you train a sales force or real estate agents. Maybe you provide monthly seminars for your company's staff. MAYBE you teach yoga. The Teaching College approach helps you think about your target audience and create presentations or trainings that resonate with them. That's all that matters.
A really useful book for any college professor who wants to move beyond lectures and give students deeper engagement. A practical, easy to read, and important guide for anyone in higher education.
Jo Boaler, phd, math education, stanford university
This is a terrific collection of tried and true teaching strategies that, unlike most other books on university teaching, is written for the adjunct or contingent university teacher, by someone who’s been there.
karen kelsky, phd, founder, the professor is in
You will find useful insights and practical, actionable tips on every page, and all of it written in an approachable, conversational style. A must for anyone who teaches at the college level.
jennifer gonzalez, editor-in-chief, cult of pedagogy
Teaching College is easy to read, peppered with great tips, action steps, and illustrative videos, and brimming with ways to make your course and course materials personally relevant and interesting to your students.
linda nilson, phd, professor emerita, clemson university
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Want to improve the way you present? Read PRESENTING.
The short answer: If you teach in any sort of way, YES.
Although this book was written for college professors, the instructional approaches are rooted in K-12 techniques. Furthermore, I've married these approaches with the best practices from marketing communication. This means that regardless of what you teach or who you teach, this book can help. Think about it: Audiences, whether they are students, colleagues, or customers react to instruction and presentation is often very similar ways. As long as you focus on their needs and address those needs, you will succeed. This book will give you the foundational approach and system for doing so.
I've had readers/clients come from industries ranging from aviation to yoga to startups to (of course) schools.
First off, if you read my book, thank you.
Second, I've designed a companion course, called the Teaching College Masterclass, to give you a more in-depth walk-through of my system for instruction. It includes much more of the HOW, rather than simply the WHAT from my book. Find out details HERE.
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