Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth

Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth
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  • ISBN-13: 9780787987718
  • ISBN: 0787987719
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John


Weimer, Maryellen


Good teaching requires a lot from teachers: emotional energy, the will to keep caring, intellectual stamina, creative approaches, vigilance, perseverance to find the way back from failure, and faith in the power of feedback to promote learning. In this groundbreaking work, Maryellen Weimer, acclaimed education author, experienced college teacher, and editor of The Teaching Professor, posits that the growth and development of a college teacher should be seen as a journey and shows how this career-long quest can be just as exciting as its destination. Inspired College Teaching reveals what faculty at all levels (beginning, mid-career, and senior) are best positioned to accomplish as teachers. It proposes activities that faculty can use across their careers to awaken their intellectual curiosity, develop instructional prowess, and keep alive the motivation to teach with passion. Filled with wisdom and a healthy dose of wit, Inspired College Teaching puts the spotlight on how faculty can best use Weimer's tested improvement process. Step by step, she shows how to select changes, how to adapt them, how to implement them, how to assess their effects, how to revise them, and when to infuse these changes elsewhere in the classroom. This method rests on Weimer's premise that faculty can and should play the central role in their own improvement process. Only by being truly involved can faculty undertake the transformative activities that result in vibrant, invigorated teaching. Inspired College Teaching is the hands-on resource that can help faculty understand and plan for all that it takes to sustain teaching excellence across a career.Weimer, Maryellen is the author of 'Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth', published 2010 under ISBN 9780787987718 and ISBN 0787987719.

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