In this useful and practical book, Elisa Carbone offers a wealth of sound advice on how to deal with a large class, from the first day to end of term evaluations. Full of examples taken from many different disciplines, Teaching Large Classes will be an ideal companion for any teacher facing the challenge of the large introductory class.
Elisa Carbone, University of Maryland, Dept. of Communication, Arts and Humanities, College Park, MD
Foreword - Jim Greenberg PART ONE: STARTING OUT RIGHT Starting the Semester The First Class Personalizing the Large Class PART TWO: PRESENTING THE MATERIAL Lecturing 101 Getting Your Students to Listen Lecturing 102 Using Stories and Examples Using Demonstrations, Visual Aids and Technology PART THREE: GETTING YOUR STUDENTS INVOLVED Active Learning in a Large Class Are There Any Questions? PART FOUR: MANAGING YOUR LARGE CLASS Assessment and Feedback in Large Classes Managing Student Behavior Working Effectively with Teaching Assistants (TAs)