Your students aren’t reading. They aren’t engaged in class. Getting them to talk is like pulling teeth.
Whatever the situation, your reality is not meeting your expectations. Change is needed. But who’s got the time?
Or maybe you’re just starting out, and you want to get it right the first time.
If so, Teaching College: The Ultimate Guide to Lecturing, Presenting, and Engaging Students is the blueprint. Written for the early career college professor, this easy-to-implement college instruction guide teaches you to:
- Think like advertisers to understand your target audience—your students
- Adopt the active learning approach of the best K-12 teachers
- Write a syllabus that gets noticed and read
- Develop lessons that stimulate deep engagement
- Create slide presentations that students can digest
- Take charge of your college classroom management
- Get students to do the readings, participate more, and care about your course
Secrets like “focusing on students, not content” and building a “customer” profile of the class will change the way you teach. The author, Dr. Norman Eng, argues that much of these approaches and techniques have been effectively used in marketing and K-12 education, two industries that could greatly improve how college instructors teach.
Find out how to hack the world of higher education instruction and have your course become the standard by which all other courses will be measured against. Whether you are an adjunct, a lecturer, an assistant professor, or even a graduate assistant, effective teaching is within your grasp.
“A really useful book for any college professor who wants to move beyond lectures and give students deeper engagement. A practical, easy to read, and important guide for anyone in higher education.”
- Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University, best-selling author of Mathematical Mindsets, and co-founder of YouCubed.org
“This is a terrific collection of tried and true teaching strategies that, unlike most other books on university teaching, is written for the adjunct or contingent university teacher, by someone who's been there. Norman Eng understand the constraints that contingent faculty teach under, and has created a book to help them succeed.”
- Karen Kelsky, best-selling author, founder, and president of The Professor Is In
“A great resource for college instructors who are interested in excellent teaching--accessible, practical, and full of actionable research-based suggestions.”
- Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas