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Teaching Large Classes
Tools and Strategies

First Edition
  • Elisa Carbone - University of Maryland, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Volume: 19

May 1998 | 115 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

Jim Greenberg
Foreword
 
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)

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