I Will Read One Book This Year

open bookIn one survey, only 8% of higher ed faculty reported taking “any account of research on teaching and learning” in preparing their classes.  So one blogger has decided to try to do something about it.  He’s launching a campaign:  “I Will Read One Book This Year.”  Just one book — doesn’t sound like too huge a commitment.  And to make the project easier, here and here are links to some books full of evidence-based ideas, teaching techniques, and general inspiration. Why not follow the link, choose a book, and give it a shot?  Better yet, if you like what you read, share it with a colleague or donate it to Fondren Library to help grow their collection of teaching-related materials.

Have some more suggestions for books that have influenced your teaching?  Add them in the comments.

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One Response to I Will Read One Book This Year

  1. Tom Mayo says:

    I wonder if it might be possible to organize a “reading club” around one book a semester, with maybe two or three meetings — brown bag lunch anyone? — to discuss the applicability (or lack thereof) to one’s own discipline. It might take some marketing by Advisory Board and Academy members within their own schools or departments, but I would consider a reading group of 5-6 meeting on that basis to be a raging success.

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