Teaching in Nursing

Author: Diane M. Billings
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329054X
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Prepare for success as a nurse educator. Recommended by the National League for Nursing for comprehensive Certified Nurse Educator preparation, this resource is the only book of its kind to cover all three components of teaching: instruction, curriculum, and evaluation. As it walks you through the day-to-day challenges of teaching, it provides guidance on such topics curriculum and test development, diverse learning styles, the redesign of healthcare systems, and advancements in technology and information. This new edition adds updated information reflecting the latest trends and advances in both education and nursing.--Adapted from back cover.

Fostering Resilient Learners

Author: Kristin Souers
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416621105
Format: PDF
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In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. The authors--a mental health therapist and a veteran principal--provide proven, reliable strategies to help you * Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. * Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels. * Adopt a strengths-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles. * Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish. Each chapter also includes questions and exercises to encourage reflection and extension of the ideas in this book. As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in the classroom every day. Let this book be your guide to seeking solutions rather than dwelling on problems, to building relationships that allow students to grow, thrive, and--most assuredly--learn at high levels.

Advancing the Culture of Teaching on Campus

Author: Constance Cook
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579227244
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by the director and staff of the first, and one of the largest, teaching centers in American higher education – the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) – this book offers a unique perspective on the strategies for making a teaching center integral to an institution’s educational mission. It presents a comprehensive vision for running a wide range of related programs, and provides faculty developers elsewhere with ideas and material to prompt reflection on the management and practices of their centers – whatever their size – and on how best to create a culture of teaching on their campuses. Given that only about a fifth of all U.S. postsecondary institutions have a teaching center, this book also offers a wealth of ideas and models for those administrators who are considering the development of new centers on their campuses. Topics covered include: • The role of the director, budgetary strategies, and operational principles • Strategies for using evaluation to enhance and grow a teaching center • Relationships with center constituencies: faculty, provost, deans, and department chairs • Engagement with curricular reform and assessment • Strengthening diversity through faculty development • Engaging faculty in effective use of instructional technology • Using student feedback for instructional improvement • Using action research to improve teaching and learning • Incorporating role play and theatre in faculty development • Developing graduate students as consultants • Preparing future faculty for teaching • The challenges of faculty development at a research university In the concluding chapter, to provide additional context about the issues that teaching centers face today, twenty experienced center directors who operate in similar environments share their main challenges, and the strategies they have developed to overcome them through innovative programming and careful management of their resources. Their contributions fall into four broad categories: institutional-level challenges, engaging faculty and students and supporting engaged pedagogy, discipline-specific programming, and programming to address specific instructor career stages.

Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

Author: Elizabeth Speakman
Publisher: LWW
ISBN: 9781934758236
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice" helps nurse educators develop multidiscipline, team-based learning opportunities for students. Each chapter, coauthored by an interprofessional team, presents a broad perspective on how to create, deliver, and evaluate meaningful interprofessional education and collaborative practice learning opportunities. This practical book includes the following features to help faculty provide the learning experiences students need to develop effective collaborative practice, which will enhance patient safety and quality care: Exemplars of successful implementation and interprofessional competency frameworksConceptual models for evaluating outcomes, as well as coverage of evaluation principlesInsightful discussions of diverse venues for interprofessional activities, including classroom, simulation, and experiential opportunities" Advancing collaboration and teamwork by providing practical wisdom"" is the goal of this book a goal that the authors readily achieve. " Malcolm Cox, MD Adjunct Professor of Medicine Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Former Chief Academic Affiliations Officer US Department of Veterans Affairs "

How to Be Successful in Your First Year of Teaching College

Author: Terry Webster
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601382197
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With the help of this book you can achieve not only your perfect first day, but a successful and productive first year as well. You will learn to take control of your classroom and provide students with a fun and effective setting in which they can actively succeed in your class and beyond. This extensively researched book begins by offering information on how to find the perfect college teaching position. You are provided with valuable information on the different types of academic positions available, from teaching assistant to tenure and on how to search for these positions. You will learn about how the position you chose will affect your family and personal life, what to look for in a benefits package, and what benefits different types of colleges can provide. Important information that you need to know before accepting a position will be provided to you. A complete overview of understanding faculty contracts and faculty unions is included as well as an introduction to the academic environment that will surround you as you begin your new career as a college instructor. Once you have accepted your new position, the book prepares you for that first day of class. You learn how to structure your course, select textbooks, design and implement your syllabus, establish classroom policies, and interpret university policies on grading, student evaluation, plagiarism, and other grievances. Most new college instructors spend months worrying about how to break the ice during the first week of class. Helpful ideas for winning over your new students are provided as well as tips for making lasting first impressions. First-year teachers will benefit from the discussion on the three stages of teaching a lesson as well as tips for keeping students interested during lectures, the pros and cons of using discussion groups in the classroom, and how to use small groups as an alternative approach to traditional instruction. Most importantly, a complete chapter has been included on relating and getting to know your new set of students. College students in the 21st century are a diverse group. It is important to understand what life is like for today's college student and how these students think and learn in order to effectively do their job. Even more complicated can be trying to keep up with the fast paced technology that students today are accustomed to. An important chapter on teaching in the digital age will provide valuable information on online courses, using technology in the classroom, and e-mail protocol. In the appendices, new college instructors will find a complete overview of academic terminology and a sample syllabus, lecture outline, and course design. Helpful case studies by second-year and veteran college instructors provide insider strategies and proven techniques for surviving your first year as a college instructor.

Active Collaborative Education

Author: Judith Barak
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463004025
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ACE (Active Collaborative Education) set out on its educational journey in October 2001. At the time, graduates of the college were enthusiastically accepted in the field, smoothly slipping into the school system and highly appreciated as ‘good teachers’. However, this situation did not please this book’s contributors. They wanted to see ACE graduates as different teachers, agents of change and innovation in their classrooms as well as in the wider circles of their society. It is against this background that the ACE program came into being – subversive in spirit, focusing on the process as much as on its end results, on dialogue instead of on competition, and on learning communities and participation as much as on individual engagement.

On Being a Mentor

Author: W. Brad Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317363175
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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On Being a Mentor is the definitive guide to the art and science of engaging students and faculty in effective mentoring relationships in all academic disciplines. Written with pithy clarity and rooted in the latest research on developmental relationships in higher educational settings, this essential primer reviews the strategies, guidelines, and best practices for those who want to excel as mentors. Evidence-based advice on the rules of engagement for mentoring, mentor functions, qualities of good mentors, and methods for forming and managing these relationships are provided. Summaries of mentorship relationship phases and guidance for adhering to ethical principles are reviewed along with guidance about mentoring specific populations and those who differ from the mentor in terms of sex and race. Advice about managing problem mentorships, selecting and training mentors, and measuring mentorship outcomes and recommendations for department chairs and deans on how to foster a culture of excellent mentoring in an academic community is provided. Chalk full of illustrative case-vignettes, this book is the ideal training tool for mentoring workshops. Highlights of the new edition include: Introduces a new model for conceptualizing mentoring relationships in the context of the various relationships professors typically develop with students and faculty (ch. 2). Provides guidance for creating a successful mentoring culture and structure within a department or institution (ch. 16). Now includes questions for reflection and discussion and recommended readings at the end of each chapter for those who wish to delve deeper into the content. Best Practices sections highlight the key takeaway messages. The latest research on mentoring in higher education throughout. Part I introduces mentoring in academia and distinguishes mentoring from other types of relationships. The nuts and bolts of good mentoring from the qualities of those who succeed as mentors to the common behaviors of outstanding mentors are the focus of Part II. Guidance in establishing mentorships with students and faculty, the common phases of mentorship, and the ethical principles governing the mentoring enterprise is also provided. Part III addresses the unique issues and answers to successfully mentoring undergraduates, graduate students, and junior faculty members and considers skills required of faculty who mentor across gender and race. Part IV addresses management of dysfunctional mentorships and the documentation of mentorship outcomes. The book concludes with a chapter designed to encourage academic leaders to make high quality mentorship a salient part of the culture in their institutions. Ideal for faculty or career development seminars and teaching and learning centers in colleges and universities, this practical primer is appreciated by professors, department chairs, deans, and graduate students in colleges, universities, and professional schools in all academic fields including the social and behavioral sciences, education, natural sciences, humanities, and business, legal, and medical schools.

Relationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians

Author: Linda S Katz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317955234
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every librarian who teaches in an academic library setting understands the complexities involved in partnering with teaching faculty. Relationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians recounts the efforts of librarians and faculty working together in disciplines across the board to create and sustain connections crucial to the success of library instruction. This unique collection of essays examines various types of partnerships between librarians and faculty (networking, coordination, and collaboration) and addresses the big issues involved, including teaching within an academic discipline, the intricacies of assigning grades, faculty perceptions of library instruction, and the changing role of the reference librarian. Education is the main focus of reference service in today's academic libraries and librarians teach a variety of single-session, course-related, course-integrated, or credit-bearing courses in nearly every discipline. Relationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians reflects the experiences of librarians, teaching faculty, and library directors, whose perspectives range from cynicism to cautious optimism to idealism when it comes to working with teaching faculty. The book includes case studies, surveys, sample questionnaires, statistics, and a toolkit for establishing an effective library liaison program, and examines the teaching and learning environment, course growth and maintenance, and the “professor librarian” model. Relationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians presents lessons learned from seeking a common ground including: a successful faculty/librarian collaboration for educational psychology and counseling a library research project for freshman engineering students a semester-by-semester look at a collaboratively taught graduate research and writing course a survey that determines how librarians and library directors feel about teaching outside the library an analysis of librarians’ attitudes toward faculty an analysis of attitudes that influence faculty collaboration in library instruction a look at innovative methods of increasing the teaching roles of librarians and much more! The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSA/CHE) has mandated that information literacy be included as part of a general education requirement. If your faculty wasn't calling for library instruction before the mandate, it probably is now. Relationships Between Teaching Faculty and Teaching Librarians will help librarians establish communication with faculty that provides a solid foundation for coursework in all disciplines.

Critical Conversations

Author: Susan Gross Forneris
Publisher: LWW
ISBN: 9781496396266
Format: PDF, ePub
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With today's health care systems demanding not only capable nurses but also reflective practitioners, nurse educators are challenged more than ever to engage students in making sense of their experiences and responding thoughtfully to diverse situations. Critical Conversations helps nursing educators discover how better listening can lead to better learning with insightful guidance on the conversations that drive effective understanding for both instructors and students. Applying The NLN Guide for Teaching Thinking, this monograph helps nursing educators practice and implement the most effective strategies for fostering critical conversations across simulation, classroom, and clinical learning environments. From conceptualizing learning as meaning making to the cognitive strategy of being critical and engaging learners through purposeful learning conversations, straightforward exemplars throughout the text offer a support structure to guide educators in helping students learn to think deeply and critically in any setting.