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How to Teach Adults: Plan Your Class, Teach Your Students, Change the World, Expanded Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-84136-5
256 pages
April 2014, Jossey-Bass
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Your hands-on guide to teaching adults. . . no matter what the subject

In this expanded edition of How to Teach Adults, Dan Spalding offers practical teaching and classroom management suggestions that are designed for anyone who works with adult learners, particularly new faculty, adjuncts, those in community colleges, ESL teachers, and graduate students. This reader-friendly resource covers all phases of the teaching process from planning what to teach, to managing a classroom, to growing as a professional in the field.

How to Teach Adults can guide new instructors who are trying to get up to speed on their own or can help teacher trainers cover what their students need to know before they get in front of a class. It is filled with down-to-earth tips and checklists on such topics as connecting with adult students, facilitating discussions, and writing tests, plus everything you need to remember to put into your syllabus and how to choose the right textbook. Dan Spalding reveals what it takes to teach all students the skills they need to learn, no matter what the topic or subject matter.

Full of vivid examples from real-world classrooms, this edition:

  • Shows how to get started and tips for designing your course
  • Includes information for creating a solid lesson plan
  • Gives suggestions for developing your teacher persona

How to Teach Adults offers the framework, ideas, and tools needed to conduct your class or workshop with confidence.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Author xix

1 Foundations of Teaching 1

2 How to Get Started Teaching 25

3 How to Design Your Course 39

4 How to Lesson Plan 55

5 Grading and Assessments 81

6 How to Run Your Class 101

7 How to Present Information 127

8 How to Develop Your Teacher Persona 143

9 Growing as a Teacher 161

10 The Future of Education 191

Appendix: Teacher Glossary 207

References 211

Further Reading 215

Index 223

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Author Information

DAN SPALDING has more than ten years’ experience teaching adults in both academic and nonacademic settings. He has developed curriculum for nonprofits, consulted with online learning startups, and is currently building a web platform to help people discuss and learn about the Antarctic.

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Press Release

June 06, 2014
How to Teach Adults: Plan Your Class, Teach Your Students, Change the World, Expanded Edition

As more and more adults head back to the classroom, teachers need to adapt new methods in order to engage and challenge this demographic. How to Teach Adults: Plan Your Class, Teach Your Students, Change the World, Expanded Edition (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand; April 2014; $25.00) provides a guide for anyone who works with adult learners, particularly new faculty, adjuncts, those in community colleges, ESL teachers and graduate students.

 

Full of vivid examples from real-world classrooms, this edition:

 

  • Shows how to get started and includes tips for designing your course
  • Covers what to include in syllabi and how to choose the right text books
  • Offers tips on writing engaging quizzes
  • Includes information for creating a solid lesson plan
  • Gives suggestions for developing your teacher persona
  • Covers how to manage a classroom
  • Explores ways to grow as professional in the field
  • Offers tips to conduct your class or workshop with confidence
  • Includes a glossary of teaching vocabulary 

 

 

 

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How to Teach Adults: Plan Your Class, Teach Your Students, Change the World, Expanded Edition

By Dan Spalding Wiley / 9781118841365 / April 2014

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