Checkout Materials

  Available in ACR 102, Faculty Support Office: The Best of "The Teaching Professor" (collection of articles).  This 129-page collection contains chapters on: 

  • The Learner-Centered Classroom
  • Metaphors
  • Classroom Activities
  • Lectures
  • Group Work
  • Discussions
  • Writing
  • Technology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Grading
  • Motivation
  • Student Work Beyond the Classroom
  • Student Ranking of Teachers
  • Reconfiguring the Privacy of Teaching
  • Scholarship of Teaching

The Teaching Professor August--September 2011

  • "Using Twitter to Enhance Interaction in Online Courses"
  • "Are We Preaching to the Choir About Student-Centered Learning Practices?"
  • "An Innovative Quiz Strategy"
  • "Long-Term Benefits of Learner-Centered Instruction"
  • "The Assessment Movement:  Revisiting Faculty Resistance"
  • "How Much Active Learning?"
  • "A Look at Makeup Exams"
  • "Prepared to Teach?"
  • "The Elusive Benefits of Study Groups"

October 2011

  • "Does Turnitin Software Prevent Plagiarism?"
  • "Office Hours Off Campus"
  • "A Call for Engaged Teaching"
  • "An Approach that Decreases Failure Rates in Introductory Courses"
  • "A Misplaced Preoccupation"
  • "Authenticity in Teaching"

November 2011

  • "How Accurately do Students Track Their Participation?"
  • "Dead Ideas in Teaching"
  • "Should Student Effort Count?"
  • "Who Participates in the End-of-Course Ratings?"
  • "When the Contract Is Up:  Staying Focused"
  • "Informal Writing and Thinking"

December 2011

  • "Online Homework Makes a Difference"
  • "Humor in the Classroom:  40 Years of Research"
  • "Assignments That Promote Critical Thinking"
  • "Authentic Assignments:  What Are They?"
  • "Course Management Software and the Learning Environment"
  • "Writing Better Teaching Philosophy Statements"
  • "Enhancing Critical Reflection with Educational Networking"
  • "Critical Thinking:  Definitions and Assessments"

January 2012

  • "Capstone Courses:  Many Options"
  • "The Effects of Collaborative Testing"
  • "Reading Groups Get Students Reading"
  • "Rubrics:  Worth Using?"
  • "Student Presentations:  Do They Benefit Those Who Listen?"
  • "Test Review Sessions:  A Better Design"

February 2012

  • "Millennial Students and Middle-aged Faculty:  A Learner-centered Approach toward Bridging the Gap"
  • "Group Testing:  A Study Finds It's Not Effective"
  • "The 'I Deserve a Better Grade on This' Conversation"
  • "Why Doesn't Teacher Feedback Improve Student Performance?"
  • "Developing Students' Self-Assessment Skills:  Is It Possible?"
  • "'What Works' in the Messy Landscape of Teaching and Learning"

    From The Foundation for Critical Thinking (Booklets)

  • Analytic Thinking (How to Take Thinking Apart and What to Look for When You Do)
  • The Art of Socratic Questioning
  • Asking Essential Questions
  • Critical Thinking Competency Standards
  • Educational Fads
  • Fallacies (The Art of Mental Trickery and Manipulation)
  • How to Detect Media Bias and Propaganda (In National and World News)
  • How to Improve Student Learning (30 Practical Ideas)
  • How to Read a Paragraph (The Art of Close Reading)
  • How to Write a Paragraph (The Art of Substantive Writing)
  • Taking Charge of the Human Mind
  • Educational Fads

From The Professor in the Classroom (two-page articles)

  • Always Keep Reaching Out 
  • Are Your Assumptions About Students Holding Them Back?
  • Avoid Six Common Counseling Mistakes
  • Avoid the Biggest Missteps in Persuasion
  • Awakening the Creativity in Students
  • Be a Turnaround Specialist
  • Begin Your Instruction With the End in Mind
  • Being Predictable Can Help You
  • Break It Down to Increase Student Learning
  • Capitalize On the Energy of Enthusiasm
  • Characteristics of Professors Who Succeed With All Students
  • Charisma:  Every Professor Can Have It
  • Clearning Up the Concerns Caused By Student Objections
  • Conquering Common Communication Mistakes
  • Creating Lessons That Work Every Time
  • Design Questions to Get the Learning You Seek
  • Don't Overlook the Instructional Power of Fantasy
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Positive Reinforcement
  • Effective Instruction Requires Helping Students to Think Clearly
  • Eight Professor Traits That Produce Results
  • Face-to-Face Communication Skills That Work
  • Five Facets of Feedback That Improve Student Achievement
  • Five Learning Dangers of Competition in the Classroom
  • Five Techniques for Helping Students Stretch for Goals
  • Five Ways to Replenish Your Patience
  • The Four C's of Assessment
  • Four Professor Powers and How to Use Them
  • The Four Vs of Presenting Lessons that Produce Results (Visual, Voice, verbal, and variation)
  • From Knowledge...to Experience...to Wisdom
  • Help Students Give Up Three Phrases
  • Helping Struggling Students Become Skilled Learners
  • Helping Students and Giving Advice Require Follow-up
  • How to Check Comprehension as You Teach
  • How to Generate Cooperation Without Hounding
  • How to Know What Students Have Really Learned
  • How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations
  • How You Set the Stage Does Count
  • If You Really Want to Teach So Students Remember
  • The Impact of Professor Beliefs on Student Learning
  • Instructional Behaviors That Increase Student Achievement
  • Instructional Secrets That Increase Student Learning
  • Keep Passion in your Teaching
  • The Listening Habits of Professors That Students Hate
  • The Most Powerful Statement You Can Make to Students
  • Nine Research-Based Instructional Practices That Work
  • Nine Techniques for Using Assessment to Improve Learning
  • The Paramount Importance of Sequence to Instructional Success
  • A Powerful Formula for High-Performance Learning
  • Praise:  A Vital Instructional Tool
  • Professor Actions That Derail Academic Motivation
  • Professor Behaviors That Hurt Students
  • Reflection:  A Practice of Top Professors
  • Relationships Always Come First
  • Seven Crucial Steps To Differentiate Your Teaching
  • Seven Habits That Keep You From Truly Hearing Students
  • Seven Strategies Can Help You Influence Students
  • Six Actions for Correcting Students Effectively
  • Six Essentials for Creating a Positive Classroom
  • Six Powerful Behaviors Practiced by Master Teachers
  • Six Techniques to Get Students to Open Up
  • Six Types of Stories to Enhance Instructional and Counseling Effectiveness
  • Sixty-Second Counseling Sessions Pay Off
  • Specific Actions That Help Students Accept Correction
  • Students Won't Risk Losing An Advocate
  • Sure Signs You're a Student-Centered Professor
  • Tapping the Power of Hope
  • Techniques to Keep Everyone Thinking When You Ask Questions
  • Techniques to Keep the Class Positive and Upbeat
  • The Power of Students Teaching Students
  • Times When You Shouldn't Mentor a Student
  • Three Actions to Consider Before Giving Final Grades
  • Understanding the Many Faces of Respect in the Classroom
  • Using Recognition to Increase Student Achievement
  • Verbal Habits That Undermine Your Image
  • Ways to Turn Student Mistakes into Learning Lessons
  • What You Must Know to Keep Students Plugged In
  • When Students Come to You for Help
  • Where There Is Talk, There Is Hope
  • Words That Make Teaching Tougher
  • You Can Counter Grade Grubbing
  • You Can Help Disroganized Students Get Organized
  • You Can Talk Past Being Influential
  • You Don't Teach a Class
  • You Must Approach the Can'ts, the Don'ts, and the Won'ts
  • You'll Enhance Learning If Students Know You Listen
  • Your Major Mission on the First Day