This book contains nearly one thousand individual ideas and bits of advice for teaching. Topics range from preparing for a session to looking over the classroom, and from dealing with questions to using visuals, Web pages, and handouts. There are suggestions for teaching audiences with different learning styles as well as teaching foreign students (and vice versa). Group learning ideas and practical suggestions for what to put on feedback forms are also included. Promoting library instruction, teaching via distance education, dealing with disruptive students, and coping with burnout are addressed with applicable recommendations. There is an extensive bibliography and recommended resources throughout for additional or more detailed descriptions of some of the ideas. Example syllabi and a workshop outline are provided as appendixes.
Naomi Lederer is an Associate Professor and Reference Librarian at the Morgan Library at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 1. Knowing the Material Part 3 2. Librarian as Key Tool Part 4 3. Customizing Sessions Chapter 5 Assignments Chapter 6 Lecture/Hands-On/Other Chapter 7 Useful Resources Chapter 8 Learner's Search Process Chapter 9 Team Teaching Chapter 10 Another Way to Provide Instruction Chapter 11 Instructional Design Part 12 4. In the Classroom...Teaching Chapter 13 Icebreakers Chapter 14 Discussion Chapter 15 Critical Thinking Chapter 16 Tours Part 17 5. Diverse Students and Foreign Teachers Chapter 18 Generally Speaking Chapter 19 American Students, Foreign Teacher Chapter 20 About Americans (for Foreigners) Chapter 21 Fitting In while in the United States Part 22 6. The Classroom Chapter 23 School Library/Media Center Chapter 24 New Classroom/Lab Part 25 7. Questions Part 26 8. Visuals Chapter 27 Black or White Board Chapter 28 Overhead Transparencies Chapter 29 Presentation Software Chapter 30 Flip Charts Chapter 31 Videos Part 32 9. Using Web Pages Part 33 10. Handouts Chapter 34 Hands-On Assignments Part 35 11. Humor Part 36 12. Learning Styles, Different Learners Chapter 37 Myers-Briggs Chapter 38 North, South, East, and West Chapter 39 Students with Disabilities Chapter 40 Learning Differences Chapter 41 Non-Traditional Students Chapter 42 High-Risk/Gifted Students Chapter 43 K-12/Adult Differences Part 44 13. Group Learning Chapter 45 Forming Groups Chapter 46 Pre-Activity Chapter 47 Example Methods Chapter 48 Virtual Groups Chapter 49 Library Setting Part 50 14. Evaluation Feedback Improving Part 51 15. Promoting Library Instruction Chapter 52 University/College Chapter 53 K-12 Chapter 54 Marketing/Promoting Chapter 55 Promote Value Part 56 16. Distance Education Chapter 57 On Television: In General Chapter 58 As Course Instructor on Television Chapter 59 Computer Instruction Part 60 17. Miscellaneous Chapter 61 Disruptive Students Chapter 62 Complaints/Problems Chapter 63 Burnout Chapter 64 Teaching a Credit Course Part 65 Appendix A: Example Syllabus 1 Part 66 Appendix B: Example Syllabus 2 Part 67 Appendix C: Example Workshop Outline Part 68 Bibliography Part 69 Index Part 70 About the Author