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Books from the CPD Lending Library

Check out books from the CPD Lending Library. To check something out, visit our office in G-9556 or email us with your request.

Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers
By Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross

Crossing Borders in Literacy and Science Instruction: Perspectives on Theory and Practice
By E. Wendy Saul

Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms
By Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill

First Day to Final Grade: A Graduate Student's Guide to Teaching
By Anne Curzan and Lisa Damour

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read
By Pierre Bayard

Learning Science and the Science of Learning: Science Educators' Essay Collection
By Rodger W.Bybee

Teaching American Students: A Guide for International Faculty and Teaching Assistants in Colleges and Universities
By Ellen Sarkisian

Teaching as a Performing Art
By Seymour Bernard Sarason

Teaching What You Don't Know
By Therese Huston

Tools for Teaching
By Barbara Gross Davis

Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
By Daniel T. Willingham

Experiential Opportunities

Outreach Program Volunteer in the Life Sciences Learning Center
Contact Danielle C. Alcéna for details.

Small Group Facilitator for Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research course
Contact Ben Lovell for details.

Individual Support

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
CETL provides graduate students with resources to support their work as classroom TAs, laboratory TAs, and instructors. Graduate students are also welcome to make use of services that support their own learning.

Center for the integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
CIRTL is an NSF-funded consortium of universities from across the country whose mission is to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers, particularly in the STEM disciplines. Check out the CIRTL Calender

Online Resources

Articles

Quick 'n Dirty Pedagogy
From Science Careers, by Rachel Narehood Austin

Six Excellent Books for New (and Seasoned) TAs
From Inside Higher Education's GradHacker Blog

Teaching 101
From Science Careers, by Tara Kuther

What's Your Philosophy on Teaching, and Does It Matter?
From the Chronicle of Higher Education, by Gabriela Montell

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy
From the Journal of College Science Teaching, by Brian P.Coppola

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Notices of the AMS, by Helen G. Grundman

Courses

Education courses from Coursera
Browse over 100 free online courses.

Teacher professional development courses from Coursera
Browse over 60 free online courses.

Groups

Teaching Tips is used to discuss the craft of pedagogy, classroom strategies, coursework, grading, technology - it's all fair game.
From the Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae

Journals

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
By International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

CBE Life Sciences Education
By the American Society for Cell Biology and the Genetics Society of America

Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education
By Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

Websites