What the Best College Teachers Do

What the Best College Teachers Do

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Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? 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. The short answer isa€”it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and outa€”but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.To tell students (even subconsciously) that reviewers would know their aquot;race, aquot; he took a Polaroid picture of each person and stapled it to the front page of the essay. When they returned to get feedback, Cohen tried three different approaches.


Title:What the Best College Teachers Do
Author: Ken Bain
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2011-09-01
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