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What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain

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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Higher & further education,
  • Teaching skills & techniques,
  • United States,
  • Effective teaching,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Education,
  • USA,
  • Higher,
  • Teaching Methods & Materials - General,
  • Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / General,
  • College teaching

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7671074M
ISBN 100674013255
ISBN 109780674013254

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What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators. Related Links Listen to Ken Bain discuss his follow-up book, What the Best College Students Do, with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer. Ken Bain, a professor and higher education administrator, had spent his academic career at Vanderbilt, Northwestern, NYU, and University of the District of Columbia, before he became the founding director of several major teaching and learning centers, currently the /5. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn/5(8). About the author () Ken Bain is President of the Best Teachers Institute and a former professor of history at Northwestern, Vanderbilt, the University of Texas, and New York University.4/5(11).

Good. What the Best College Teachers Do. What the Best College Teachers Do ISBN Title: What the Best College Teachers Do Condition: Used - Good Comments: The dust jacket shows normal wear and tear. This is a hard cover book. It may have a minor bump or bruise/5(K). This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand.4/5(10). What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators. Special offers and product promotions. Amazon Business: For business-only pricing, quantity discounts and FREE Shipping. Register a free business account /5(). What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators. Customers who viewed this item also viewed these digital items. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This shopping feature /5().

In this book I have tried to capture the collective scholarship of some of the best teachers in the United States, to record not just what they do but also how they think, and most of all, to begin to conceptualize their practices. The study initially included only a handful of teachers at two universities, but eventually it encom-. Ken Bain's What the Best College Students Do is one such book. His interview with the TV satirist Stephen Colbert is revealing both for its insight into Colbert and for its ideas on how higher education ought to work What the Best College Students Do combines interviews with a review of academic research on university learning.4/4(3). What the Best College Teachers Do] remains for me the single most inspiring and thought-provoking work in the field. Bain’s deep analysis of the teaching attitudes and practices of a small cohort of outstanding teachers, buttressed by research from the learning sciences and narrated in lively prose, provides multiple models for college educators to reflect upon, discuss, and emulate. What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure throve of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators. About the Author Ken Bain is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of the District of s: