On the list of things I don’t really have time for, but want to do anyway, is spend more time reading about the mechanics and craft of teaching. I am particularly interested in issues of course development and planning, active learning, student engagement, and assessment. I sent out a tweet for book suggestions and in the first couple hours it was posted more people boosted the signal through retweets than suggested bibliography, though suggestions did begin to trickle in.
It has been about twenty four hours since I sent out that request; here is my reading list so far:
- Ken Bain, What The Best College Teachers Do (Harvard 2004)
- Peter Brown at al., Make It Stick (Harvard 2014)
- James M. Lang, Small Teaching (Jossey-Bass 2016)
- Marc C. Carnes, Minds on Fire (Harvard 2014)
- Jay Howard, Discussion in the College Classroom (Jossey-Bass 2015)
- L. Dee Fink Creating Significant Learning Experiences (Jossey-Bass 2013)
- Susan Ambrose, How Learning Works (Jossey-Bass 2010)
- bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress (Routledge 1994)
- Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz and Fiona McHardy (edd.), From Abortion to Pederasty (OSU UP 2015)
- John Gruber-Miller (ed.), When Dead Tongues Speak (Oxford 2006)
Jay Dolmage, Universal Design: Places to Start, Disability Studies Quarterly 35 (2015)
BU Proseminar in Classical Pedagogy, resources curated by Dr. Hannah Čulík-Baird.
This list will be updated. Additional suggestions are welcome in the comments.