Teaching College: The Ultimate Guide to Lecturing, Presenting, and Engaging Students

January 13, 2020 - Comment

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:

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 early career instructors, this easy-to-implement 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 • 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 college classrooms 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, pedagogical success is within your grasp.

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Anonymous says:

Definitely for the new lecturer or veteran professor! As an adjunct lecturer at a California university, I have read several books on best practices for teaching college students. I recently read Teaching College: The Ultimate Guide to Lecturing, Presenting, and Engaging Students by Norman Eng Ed.D. Can I just say WOW?As colleges and universities slash budgets, they rely more on adjunct lecturers to teach courses. Like myself, many part-time adjuncts come from the field and can teach valuable best practices in many courses. But just…

Anonymous says:

For the sake of your students, read this book now. I love learning. Which is why it really pains me to see amazing subjects taught by teachers or professors through boring unending lectures. In Teaching College, the author is on a quest to change this by using strategies from marketing and K-12 education. As an undergraduate and graduate level professor myself, I could see the beauty and usefulness of the approaches proposed by the author in this book. As a business owner, I wondered why it had never occurred to me to apply my marketing…

Anonymous says:

I wish my ‘teachers’ had read this book. I had expected this book to be quite dry. After all, how exciting can a book be, written for college teachers and professors by one of their own? But I was surprised and engaged.When I have spoken to friends about their education experience, some could remember the odd teacher who had engaged with and inspired them. The rest were best forgotten. The author clearly seeks to change that. He believes that students need to see the value of what is being taught to them, to their lives…

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