Successful Beginnings for College TeachinG (Publicaffairs Reports) (Teaching Techniques/Strategies Series, V. 2)

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Laying the groundwork for a successful semester starts with the first day of class. Author Angela Provitera McGlynn tells that the first day is not the day to pass out a syllabus and let everyone go. Rather, it's the day to set the context for the rest of the semester.

The author stresses the need for developing an atmosphere of respect for diversity while simultaneously providing a safe and exciting place to explore differences.

Included are a whole variety of ice breakers and other exercises to keep students engaged and interacting. In addition, such vital issues as environment, motivation, and civility are addressed with suggestions for promoting positive interactions.

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Whether you're a full-time professor, an adjunct instructor, or a graduate teaching assistant, Successful Beginnings for College Teaching will help you engage your students -- particularly if you're new to the field -- so that they "stick around" (physically and psychologically!) and gain the most they can from your course.

About the Author:

Angela Provitera McGlynn is a Professor of Psychology at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in West Windsor, New Jersey, where she has been teaching for thirty years. She is the co-author (with Florence Rhyn Serlin) of Living with Yourself, Living with Others: A Woman's Guide (Prentice-Hall 1979). She is also the author of three books published by MCCC: Celebrating Diversity: Enhancing Harmony on Campus (1990), Teaching Tips: Improving College Instruction (1992), and Classroom Atmosphere in College: Improving the Teaching/Learning Environment (1996). In addition, she has written numerous journal articles on a wide range of topics, presented workshops across the United States, and appeared on radio and national television programs.

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