"Makes an original and valuable contribution to the field. The use of case studies or vignettes allows one to enter a professor′s teaching life and view the lessons that emerge from his or her struggles and successes in teaching." ––Mary Deane Sorcinelli, director, Center for Teaching, University of Massachussetts, AmherstA unique and far–reaching guide to teaching and learning that is organized around the ebbs and flows of energy that occur within the time frame of a course. Each chapter opens with a vignette that illustrates some of the challenges teachers encounter in the classroom and the ways both they and their students respond to them. These realistic and engaging narratives are followed by a discussion of the educational, cognitive, and affective theories at work, as well as concrete suggestions––more than one hundred throughout the book––for similar classroom situations.
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