"You learn that what motivates one person may alienate another and that there are many different ways to achieve excellence. And you learn to draw on the talents of others and to balance your own weaknesses by relying on the advice of people who see things differently than you do."
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} AFT Report (PDF)
} NCAHE Report (PDF)
Adult Learning Principles
Ageism in TESOL(2003)
Advising & Counseling More...
} 9 Principles of Good Practice
} Core Principles (CSHE)
Bloom's Taxonomy (Wiki)
} Clandfield (n.d. Macmillan)
} Mind Matters (Australia)
} Rush (2003, 246 pp. PDF)
Copyright Law of Japan
} Print Media
} What is Critical Thinking?
} Universal Intellectual Standards
} Higher Order Thinking Skills
} Assessing Critical Thinking (PDF)
} Book: Why Americans and
Japanese Misunderstand Each
Other (H. Yamada)
English Teaching News
} British Council
} ELT News Japan
} One Stop English (Macmillan)
ELT Curriculum Guidelines
} Can-Do List (TOEIC)
} European Framework (PDF)
Ethics in Teaching
} Ethics in University Teaching (PDF)
FD in Japan (J)
GLAD NIME Hokkaido-U
Hosei Keio Komazawa
"Fostering students' abilities to integrate learning--over time, across courses, and between academic, personal, and community life..."
} Insights (Cobb, 2007)
} Profiles (Apple)
Mental Health (students)
} College (Kitzrow, 2003 PDF)
} Schools (UCLA database)
Multicultural Teaching Resources
AAAL ACTFL BAAL IRA
MLA NCTE TESOL
} Gebhard (2005, TESL-EJ)
} Tice (n.d. British Council)
Satire & Humor
} Overview (PPT)
} National Clearinghouse (USA)
ICU Service Learning Center
} Texas Center for Service Learning
Research & Resources (FacingFuture)
Teaching Practices (general)
} Tips (UCB)
} Tools (B. Davis)
} Teacher Training Videos (Stannard)
} Technology for Language
What is Professional
Options for Teacher Professional Development.
By Gabriel Diaz-Maggioli. English
What Constitutes Good Teaching?
} Read a summary of Feldman's (1988) synthesis of 31 studies conducted at universities, four-year colleges, and 2-year colleges in the United States. LEARN Center. University of Wisconsin.
} Houston Community College publishes Instructional Faculty Evaluation and Workbook (rev. 2006, 27 pp., PDF), which is a set of documents covering topics such as "Best Practices for Self-Assessment" (pp. 17-22) and "Performance Reviewer Best Practices" (pp. 25-26). Many similar forms are available on the Web. Search "Faculty Evaluation Form(s)."
} What Makes a Good Teacher? (M. F. Hassett. 2000. Adventures in Assessment, 12, 9-12, PDF). "I've asked students around the country to describe their good teachers to me. Some of them describe people who lecture all the time, some of them describe people who do little other than facilitate group process . . . But all of them describe people . . . who connect themselves to their students, their students to each other, and everyone to the subject being studied" (Palmer 1999, p. 27, cited in Hassett p. 9).
Essays and Books Online. Over 40 essays covering learning strategies, cooperative and collaborative learning, critical thinking, teaching philosophy, testing and grading, introductory and general educations, and technology. (Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Chicago. Accessed Sept. 10, 2007).
} What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain (Harvard Univ. Press, 2004). An "insightful look at what makes a great teacher, based on a study of three dozen teachers from a cross section of disciplines...Bain concludes that the quality of teaching is measured not by whether students pass exams but whether they retain the material to such an extent that it influences their thoughts and actions" (excerpt from a review by V. Bush retrieved Sept. 10, 2007, from amazon.com). Find on Amazon...
} Lives of Teachers Book List (1989-2004). Prepared by the Lives of Teachers SIG of the
American Educational Research Association.
Online Open Access Journals
} International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. An open, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal devoted to improving "teaching effectiveness, student learning outcomes, and the continuous transformation of academic cultures and communities."
} Journal of Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice. "A refereed journal devoted to the values of thoughtful observation as an educational method, of description as a technique for understanding, and of lived experience as a source of knowledge construction."
} Nexus: A Journal for Teachers in Development. This journal and affiliated Web site cover a wide range of topics dealing with the education, training, and development of teachers of English as a second or foreign language.
} Humanising Language Teaching. Covers areas such as "the creative teaching of grammar, attentive listening comprehension, enjoyable reading, motivating speaking activities, teaching vocabulary effectively, creative writing, using music and fine arts in the classroom, drama work, group dynamics, dealing with difficulties, and preparing students for tests."
} Change. Magazine of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. "Its focus is on contemporary issues in higher education, spotlighting trends, providing new insights and ideas, and analyzing the implications of educational programs, policies and practices."
Doing Formative Evaluation for Your Course?
} Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
} Recommendations on Good Practices in Applied Linguistics. Prepared by the British
Association for Applied linguistics, these guidelines cover responsibilities to students,
colleagues, informants, the public, etc. (2006, 17 pp.). (PDF)
} Standards to guide and improve the quality of program, personnel, and student
evaluations. The Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (Western
Michigan University) 2007.
} "Managing English Use in the Classroom" (PPT, M. Andrade)
} "Group Discussion Score Sheet" (MS Word, M. Andrade)
} "Guidelines for Discussion" (rev.) (MS Word, M. Andrade)
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