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AY 2012-2013 Teaching Fellow for Teaching Excellence
Jan Nourollahi
SPSUTeach
jnouroll@spsu.edu
678-915-3778

The first few weeks of the semester
 
101 Things you can do the first three weeks of class
By Joyce T. Povlacs.
Teaching and Learning Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
http://www.uwp.edu/departments/arts.sciences/files/101things12-09.pdf
 
What influences student attitudes towards a course?
From: Curran. J.M & Rosen, D.E. (2006). Student attitudes towards college courses: An examination of influences and intentions. Journal of Marketing Education, 28(2), 135-148.
Preparing a course syllabus and a lesson plan

Writing a syllabus
By Howard B. Altman, University of Louisville & William E. Cashin, Kansas State University from IDEA paper no.27, Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development, A Division of Continuing Education
http://www.mdecgateway.org/olms/data/resource/6981/WRITING%20A%20SYLLABUS.pdf

Syllabus example - Classroom Course
http://www2.honolulu.hawaii.edu/facdev/guidebk/teachtip/syllab-4.htm

Syllabus example - Internet Course
http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/syllab-5.htm

10 Steps To Developing A Quality Lesson Plan
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/WriteLessonPlan.htm

Lesson Plans:Using Procedures
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/curriculum-planning/new-teacher/48346.html


Teaching Techniques
 
Good Teaching: the top ten requirements
By Richard Leblanc, Ph.D., York University
http://www.appleseeds.org/good-teach.htm

Applying the seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education
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By Joseph R. Codde, Ph.D., Professor and Director - Educational Technology Certificate Program Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education Department, Michigan State University. Adapted from Arthur W. Chickering's and Zelda F. Gamson's book entitled, "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education"
https://www.msu.edu/user/coddejos/seven.htm

Common teaching methods

http://www.dynamicflight.com/avcfibook/methods/

Ideas to Encourage Student Retention
Sixty-three ideas are presented for faculty use in dealing with retention/attrition.
http://www2.honolulu.hawaii.edu/facdev/guidebk/teachtip/m-files/m-studre.htm

Active learning tips

http://qep.eku.edu/teachingtips

More teaching tips

http://trc.virginia.edu/Publications/Teaching_Concerns/TC_Topic.htm
http://www.developfaculty.com/tips.html
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/teaching/tips/

Fink's five principles of good course design
By L. Dee Fink, University of Oklahoma Instructional Development Program, July 19,1999.
http://www2.honolulu.hawaii.edu/facdev/guidebk/teachtip/m-files/m-finks5.htm

Critical Thinking
 
Critical thinking community
Foundations for critical thinking
http://www.criticalthinking.org/

What is critical thinking

http://www.criticalthinking.org/aboutCT/define_critical_thinking.cfm

Assessment

Classroom assessment techniques
http://www.vcu.edu/cte/resources/cat/index.htm

Classroom assessment technique examples

http://www.ncicdp.org/documents/Assessment%20Strategies.pdf

Quizzes, tests and exams

Motivating Students

Principles of motivation in education
http://www.entrepreneur.com/tradejournals/article/131045228.html

Motivating Students
By Barbara Gross Davis, University of California, Berkley

Tools for Teaching
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