You have finished your Ph.D. and landed your first academic job. Scanning the fine print, you realize the introductory class you have been assigned to teach is being held in an auditorium. A really big auditorium. Panic begins to set in. . . . In this handy 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-semester 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.
PART ONE: STARTING OUT RIGHT
Starting the Semester
Personalizing the Large Class
PART TWO: PRESENTING THE MATERIAL
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)