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The Modest Library

List is alphabetical by author(s).

  1. How Learning Works (Ambrose, et. al). Any conversation about effective teaching must begin with a consideration of how students learn. However, instructors may find a gap between resources that focus on the technical research on learning and those that provide practical classroom strategies. [This book] provides the bridge for such a gap. (CTE Book Club Selection, 2012)
  2. Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (Angelo & Cross)
  3. What The Best College Teachers Do (Bain). 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.
  4. Student Engagement Techniques (Barkley). 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.
  5. Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Barkley, Major & Cross)
  6. The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (Berg & Seeber)
  7. The Beautiful Risk of Education (Biesta)
  8. Out on A Limb (Bird). Now, after 35 years as a branch campus faculty member, administrator, and consultant, Dr. Charles Bird offers lessons from his experience to support those who are committed to expanding opportunities for place-bound students and others who prefer to attend a local branch campus rather than relocating, commuting, or enrolling in a fully online program.
  9. Advice for New Faculty Members (Boice)
  10. Teaching Naked (Bowen). You've heard about flipping your classroom"—now find out how to do it! [This book] illustrates how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. Bowen offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments." (from Amazon.com). (CTE Book Club Selection, 2014)
  11. The Discussion Book: 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking (Brookfield & Preskill)
  12. Make It Stick: the science of successful learning (Brown & Roediger)
  13. Universal design in higher education : from principles to practice (Burgstahler & Cory)
  14. How College Works(Chambliss & Takacs)
  15. Designing Groupwork: strategies for the heterogeneous classroom (Cohen & Lotan). Third edition
  16. Faculty Development and Student Learning (Condon)
  17. Building Faculty Learning Communities (Cox & Richlin)
  18. College disrupted : the great unbundling of higher education (Craig)
  19. Tools for Teaching (Davis). It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings. (from Amazon.com)
  20. Facilitating seven ways of learning : a resource for more purposeful, effective, and enjoyable college teaching (Davis & Arend)
  21. Excellent Sheep: the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life (Deresiewicz)
  22. The new science of learning : how to learn in harmony with your brain (Doyle & Zakrajsek)
  23. Why Teach? In Defense of a Real Education (Edmundson)
  24. Creating significant learning experiences : an integrated approach to designing college courses (Fink) Now the author has updated his bestselling classic, providing busy faculty with invaluable conceptual and procedural tools for instructional design. Step by step, Fink shows how to use a taxonomy of significant learning and systematically combine the best research-based practices for learning-centered teaching with a teaching strategy in a way that results in powerful learning experiences.
  25. Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage (Freire)
  26. To Improve the Academy Vol. 31 (Groccia & Cruz) An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD)...a resource for improvement in higher education to faculty and instructional development.
  27. To Improve the Academy Vol. 32 (Groccia & Cruz). An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD)...a resource for improvement in higher education to faculty and instructional development.
  28. Integrating multilingual students into college classrooms: practical advice for faculty (Hafernik & Wiant ). Today more and more ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse students enroll in our college and university courses...This text provides practical advice on how to assist these students with academic tasks and how to help them succeed in the academy.
  29. Into the Classroom: Developing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Hatch & Shulman, Capitelli)
  30. Remaking college : the changing ecology of higher education (Kirst & Stevens)
  31. Student learning outside the classroom : transcending artificial boundaries (Kuh, et. al). Students learn and develop in a holistic, integrated way as they engage in both academic and nonacademic activities in and outside the classroom...Institutions must find ways to encourage students to take advantage of the array of human and physical resources.
  32. Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Lang)
  33. Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Lang)
  34. Thinking about teaching and learning : developing habits of learning with first year college and university students (Leamnson)
  35. Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry: A Guidebook for Institutions and Instructors (Lee)
  36. Generation on a tightrope : a portrait of today's college student (Levine & Dean)
  37. How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overpowering Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (Lythcott-Haims)
  38. The Highly Engaged Classroom (Marzano & Pickering)
  39. Coaching Classroom Instruction (Marzano & Simms)
  40. McKeachie's Teaching Tips (McKeachie). A practical handbook for courses in postsecondary instruction, professional workshops in pedagogy and training seminars for graduate teaching assistants.
  41. To Improve the Academy Vol. 30 (Miller & Groccia). An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD)...a resource for improvement in higher education to faculty and instructional development.
  42. My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student (Nathan)
  43. Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students' Self-Awareness and Learning Skills (Nilson)
  44. Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time (Nilson)
  45. The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal: Transforming the Academy through Collegial Conversations (Palmer & Zajonc & Scribner)
  46. Classroom Communication and Diversity: Enhancing Instructional Practice (Powell & Caseau)
  47. An Evidence-based Guide to College and University Teaching (Richmond, Boysen & Gurung)
  48. Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners (Ritchhart, Church & Morrison)
  49. Beyond the university : why liberal education matters (Roth)
  50. My Ruby Slippers: The Road Back to Kansas (Seeley)
  51. College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students (Selingo)
  52. What Our Stories Teach Us: A Guide to Critical Reflection for College Faculty (Shadiow)
  53. Interactive open educational resources : a guide to finding, choosing, and using what's out there to transform college teaching (Shank)
  54. Whistling Vivaldi (Steele). ...the eminent social psychologist Claude M. Steele sheds new light on how persuasive stereotypes can actually influence behavior and performance, and how these stereotypes, left unexamined, perpetuate themselves. (CTE Book Club Selection, 2013)
  55. Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn (Steele & Cohn-Vargas)
  56. Introduction to Rubrics: an assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning (Stevens & Levi)
  57. Effective grading : a tool for learning and assessment (Walvoord & Anderson). ...a proven hands-on guide for evaluating student work and offers an in-depth examination of the link between teaching and grading.
  58. Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Adjunct Faculty (Weimer)
  59. Academic Dishonesty: An Educator's Guide (Whitley & Keith-Spiegel). This book's goal is to provide readers with a concise handbook covering the full spectrum of issues related to academic dishonesty. To do so, the authors present research and theory on academic dishonesty and strategies for preventing, confronting, and managing the problem.
  60. Communication teacher Journal 2012 (Wise, et. al). A peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge. Essays on: original teaching ideas, semester teaching ideas, educational assessment, unit teaching ideas.
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