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Description - What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain

What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? 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. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. 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. In stories both humorous and touching, Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students' discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential. What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure throve of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674013254
ISBN-10: 0674013255
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x 32mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ken Bain

Ken Bain is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of the District of Columbia.

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