A Handbook of Teaching Techniques for College Faculty
Whether you want to keep students engaged and actively learning, improve academic achievement using small group learning, or collect evidence of how well your students are learning so that you can report on learning outcomes to a variety of stakeholders, there is a techniques book for you.
The conclusion is easy: if you’re going to be teaching on the moon and have only one suitcase for resources, this is the book on motivation and active learning that you’ll want to pack. I know it’s the one I’d be taking with me… probably as a carry-on so I have something good to read on the way.
The Teaching Professor
This handbook will be useful to educators with any level of experience in the classroom. It can provide guidance to new faculty and ways to refresh a stale course for faculty who want to update or enhance their classroom experiences. While some of the SETS are common sense—and you may be using them already—the help comes from the details about how to use the SETS more effectively and how to extend or vary different activities. Even if you do not have the time to appreciate the theory presented in the first sections of the book, the SET examples alone make this book valuable for novice and experienced educators alike.
Laura L. Carruth, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, for CBE
Life Sciences Education, Vol. 11, 135–136, Summer 2012