The Adjunct Professor's Guide to Success: Surviving and Thriving in the College Classroom
Allyn & Bacon, 1999 - 202 sider
In recent years, colleges and universities have markedly increased their employment of adjunct professors. Unfortunately, many adjunct professors enter the classroom with little or no training in teaching and classroom management techniques and suffer frustrations which are painful to both themselves and their institutions! This book provides the guidance and addresses the issues imperative to the adjunct professor. Each chapter addresses classroom survival issues with appropriate context and bulleted lists of "Do's and Don'ts." The perspective of "Through the Adjunct's Eyes," near the end of each chapter, shares common classroom successes and challenges. "Tips for Thriving," a bulleted review of key points and suggested additional readings, concludes each chapter. The book concludes with chapters on self-evaluation and techniques for building a part-time career in academe. Anyone who is interested in how to begin their approach to teaching.
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ORCHESTRATING EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM DISCUSSIONS Students learn best when their minds are effectively engaged . Research dem- onstrates that mental engagement during discussions is superior to that which occurs during lecture .
When discussion bogs down , summarize appropriate points before pos- ing an additional question . ... from the instructor condition students to wait for such responses in subsequent discussions and stifle their mental engagement .
emotional and frequently personal reactions during classroom discussions . They periodically evolve abruptly into arguments , dividing the class along gender , racial , political , or religious lines . More often than ever before ...
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So Youve Decided to Pursue PartTime College Teaching
Obtaining an Adjunct Teaching Position
A SelfDirected Orientation Program
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