|Title:||It Works for Me: Shared Tips for Teaching|
|Author:||Hal Blythe & Charlie Sweet|
|Description:||Why bother to read yet another book about teaching? What can you possibly gain that will prepare you to meet those daily moments of truth? Perhaps this book's title suggests the answer. It Works for Me: Shared Tips for Teaching is not a treatise on pedagogical theory, nor is it designed to dictate a set of rules for success in the classroom. Its purpose is not to provide you with a complete program for better teaching. It Works for Me is simply a collection of practical tips drawn from the real-life experiences of some outstanding college teachers across the disciplines. It is meant as an aid for any instructor who feels the need for a little something extra from time to time to raise the classroom experience from merely passable to one from which students will eagerly learn and one they will remember. Use It Works for Me as a ready reference tool, pulling from it tips, techniques, and assignments and tailoring them to fit your unique style and situation. If a technique works, continue to employ it, shaping and expanding it so that it becomes your own. If something doesn't quite suit your needs, modify it or toss it out. Perhaps some of the suggestions will even whet your appetite, leading to the creation of new, exciting material of you own. Authors Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet note that, "It Works for Me will ... supply you with useful techniques to get the most from your classroom experience."|
"This must-have teachers' tool has enabled my students to reach new, more innovative levels of learning and discovery. Through the use of these tips, challenging concepts have become creative and collaborative activities which accommodate the variety of learning styles students bring to the classroom. The tips are exceptionally easy to incorporate into classroom lessons and guaranteed to facilitate student success."
-- Kari Lyons, Research Librarian, Eastern Kentucky University
|About the Author:||
Hal Blythe, Ph.D., is a Foundation Professor of English at the Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY. He has authored three non-fiction books dealing with writing and over 100 critical scholarly articles. He has ghost-written over 30 Mike Shayne novellas and over 100 short stories in popular magazines to include Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Woman's World. He also has produced seven television scripts for EKU-TV's Keys to Communication Series, and over 25 articles in Writer's Digest dealing with pedagogy.
Charlie Sweet, Ph.D., is a Foundation Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University. He formerly taught at Florida State University.
|Details:||1998 [ISBN: 0-913507-95-4; 168 pages soft cover; 7 1/2-by-9 3/4-inch]|