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What the best college teachers do

Author: Ken Bain
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Series: Professional development collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is--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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Bain
ISBN: 0674013255 9780674013254
OCLC Number: 53044881
Description: 207 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction : defining the best --
What do they know about how we learn? --
How do they prepare to teach? --
What do they expect of their students? --
How do they conduct class? --
How do they treat their students? --
How do they evaluate their students and themselves? --
Epilogue : What can we learn from them?
Series Title: Professional development collection.
Responsibility: Ken Bain.

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What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This text, the conclusion of a 15 year study of nearly 100 college teachers in a wide variety of  Read more...
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Bain's sound and scholarly yet exuberant promotion of America's 'best college teachers' abounds with jaunty anecdotes and inspiring opinions that make student-centered instruction look not only Read more...

 
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