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Mary C. Clement is the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Berry College in northwest Georgia. She is also a professor of teacher education, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in curriculum, methods, and instructional management.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Getting a College Teaching Job and Expectations
Chapter 3 A Successful First day of the Semester
Chapter 4 Organizing the Curriculum
Chapter 5 Lessons, Assignments, and Grading Criteria
Chapter 6 Grading Policies and Test Writing
Chapter 7 Methods for Teaching with Active Learning: Questions, Discussions, and Group Work
Chapter 8 Online, Blended, and Technology-Enhanced teaching
Chapter 9 Today's Students, Your Relationship with Them, and Helping Them Achieve Success
Chapter 10 Instructional Management That Improves Student Behaviors
11 Earning Promotion and Tenure
12 Career Stages
Doing anything for the first time often brings uncertainty. To address the uncertainties faced by new college teachers, Mary C. Clement presents the nuts and bolts of teaching practice in a very readable style. First Time in the College Classroom includes practical strategies on multiple aspects of teaching at the college level, such as how to choose a textbook, construct a syllabus, and develop a test. Believing that teaching is a learned skill, Clement provides essential knowledge to reduce beginning college teachers' anxiety. Her guide offers a life preserver to help new college teachers swim not sink.
— Patricia H. Phelps, professor of teaching and learning, University of Central Arkansas
For new teaching assistants, instructors, and professors at colleges and universities who may not know the basics of teaching, Clement (teacher education, Berry College) provides a guide to organizing and teaching curriculum at the college level, as well as career advice. She presents strategies based on research and her experiences, for teaching methods, classroom organization and management, assessment, and dealing with students, including getting a job, what to do on the first day, writing a syllabus and lesson plans (with samples), grading and tests, teaching with active learning and technology, dealing with student behavior, and earning promotions and tenure.
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