Teaching Resources

A principal responsibility of the Teaching and Learning Center is to keep abreast of the literature on teaching and learning, to synthesize and share this information, and to create spaces where discussion, research and development can take place. 


Course and Syllabus Design
Technology in the Classroom and Digital Projects

Online Resources

Click here to read more about on-going Technology in the Classroom and Digital Projects.

Team Teaching

Click here for more resources and information about Team Teaching.

Using Paris in Teaching

Take a look at the Blog du Département de Français for ideas about using Paris for practice speaking French and more (Editor, Prof. Frédéric Attal).

Practical Classroom Management

Booklist (books and online books available at AUP)

Darby, Flower and James Lang. Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes. John Wiley & Sons, 2019.

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The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. Small Teaching Online offers small teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom. The book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains.

Source: https://www.amazon.com/Small-Teaching-Online-Applying-Learning/dp/1119619092

Lang, James M.. Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons From the Science of Learning. First edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2016.

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In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference—many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques.

Fink, L. Dee. Creating significant learning experiences: an integrated approach to designing college courses. Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint, 2013

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This edition addresses new research on how people learn, active learning, and student engagement; includes illustrative examples from online teaching; and reports on the effectiveness of Fink's time-tested model. Fink also explores recent changes in higher education nationally and internationally and offers more proven strategies for dealing with student resistance to innovative teaching.

Tapping into the knowledge, tools, and strategies in Creating Significant Learning Experiences empowers educators to creatively design courses that will result in significant learning for their students.

Truong, Fabien. Jeunesses Françaises : Bac + 5 Made in Banlieue. Paris, France : La Découverte, [2015], 2015.

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Sociologist Fabien Truong, a former high school teacher in Seine Saint-Denis, followed and monitored twenty of his former students, from their baccalaureate degree, an academic qualification required to pursue university studies which French students take at the end of high school (often known in France colloquially as "le bac"), until the end of their studies - the Bac+5 or Master's degree. Alternately teacher, researcher, counselor and confidante, Truong draws a portrait of immigrant youth from the Parisian suburbs, observing their daily dilution into French society. Faced with the stigma of their origins, the students fight to gain self-esteem, learn to navigate between the multiple borders of the social world, and seek escape and the fulfillment of their dreams of upward mobility by getting through school

Dweck, Carol S.. Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success. New York : Ballantine Books, 2008.

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Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own.

Source: https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322

Ambrose, S. A., Lovett, M., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., & Norman, M. K. (2010). How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Jossey-Bass.

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Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn. The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. Integrating theory with real–classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching.

Source: https://www.amazon.fr/How-Learning-Works-Research-Based-Principles/dp/0470484101

Newport, Cal. Deep work : rules for focused success in a distracted world. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016. 

Speak to Professor Rebekah Rast to borrow a copy.

In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.

Source: https://aup.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/33AUP_INST/bbk083/alma991849313406026

Allen, David. Getting Things Done. Penguin Publishing Group, 2015.

Apter, Emily S. Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature. Princeton University Press, 2011.

Arum, Richard, and Josipa Roksa. Academically adrift: limited learning on college campuses. The University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Bain, Ken. What the best college students do. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.

Bensimon, Estela Mara., et al. The Department Chairs Role in Developing New Faculty in to Teachers and Scholars. Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2000.

Berg, Maggie, and Barbara Karolina Seeber. The slow professor: challenging the culture of speed in the academy. University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Blumenstyk, Goldie. American higher education in crisis?: what everyone needs to know. Oxford University Press, 2015.

Bok, Derek Curtis. Our underachieving colleges: a candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more. Princeton Univ. Press, 2009.

Bok, Derek. Higher Education in America. Princeton University Press, 2015.

Bowen, José Antonio. Teaching naked: how moving technology out of your college classroom will improve student learning. Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint, 2012.

Bowen, William G., et al. Higher education in the digital age. Princeton University Press, 2015.

Bowen, William G. Locus of Authority: : The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education. Princeton University Press, 2017.

Brown, Peter C., et al. Make it stick: the science of successful learning. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.

Bryk, Anthony S., et al. Learning to improve: how Americas schools can get better at getting better. Harvard Education Press, 2015.

Chambliss, Daniel F., and Christopher G. Takacs. How College Works. Harvard University Press, 2018.

Christensen, Clayton M., and Henry J. Eyring. The innovative university changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out. Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Cook-Sather, Alison, et al. Engaging students as partners in learning and teaching: a guide for faculty. Jossey-Bass, 2014.

Covey, Stephen R. Principle-Centered leadership. Free Press, 2003.

Crow, Michael M., and William B. Dabars. Designing the new American university. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.

Davidson, Cathy N. Now you see it: how the brain science of attention will transform the way we live, work, and learn. Viking, 2011.

Davis, Barbara Gross. Tools for Teaching. 2009.

DeGalan, Julie, and Stephen E. Lambert. Great jobs for foreign language majors. McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Deneef, A. Leigh Ed., and Craufurd D. Ed. Goodwin. The Academics Handbook. Second Edition. Duke University Press, 1995.

DuFour, Richard, et al. On common ground: the power of professional learning communities. National Educational Service, 2005.

Edmundson, Mark. Why teach?: in defense of a real education. Bloomsbury, 2014.

Esquith, Rafe. Teach like your hairs on fire: the methods and madness inside room 56. Penguin Books, 2007.

Ewell, Peter. Making the Grade: How Boards Can Ensure Academic Quality. Second Edition.

Ferrall, Victor E. Liberal arts at the brink. Harvard University Press, 2011.

Fink, L. Dee. Creating significant learning experiences: an integrated approach to designing college courses. Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint, 2013.

Freedman, James O. Liberal Education and the Public Interest. University of Iowa Press, 2003.

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the oppressed. Penguin Group, 2014.

Garrison, D. Randy., and Norman D. Vaughan. Blended learning in higher education: framework, principles, and guidelines. Jossey-Bass, 2008.

General education maps and markers: designing meaningful pathways to student achievement. Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2015.

Hacker, Andrew, and Claudia Dreifus. Higher education?: how colleges are wasting our money and failing our kids--and what we can do about it. St. Martins Griffin, 2011.

Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, fast and slow. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

Kirkpatrick, Donald L., and James D. Kirkpatrick. Transferring learning to behavior: using the four levels to improve performance. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006.

Kirp, David L. Shakespeare, Einstein and the bottom line: the marketing of higher education. Harvard University Press, 2004.

Komives, Susan R. The handbook for student leadership development. Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Kouzes, James M., et al. The student leadership challenge: activities book. Leadership Challenge, 2014.

Kridel, Craig. Encyclopedia of curriculum studies. Vol. 1, 2, SAGE, 2010.

Kronman, Anthony T. Educations end: why our colleges and universities have given up on the meaning of life. Yale University Press, 2007.

Landis, Kay (ed.). Start Talking: A Handbook for Engaging Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education. Anchorage: University of Alaska, 2015.

Lang, James M. On course: a week-by-Week guide to your first semester of college teaching. Harvard University Press, 2010.

Lave, Jean, and Etienne Wenger. Situated learning: legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Leamnson, Robert. Thinking about teaching and learning: developing habits of learning with first year college and university students. Stylus, 1999.

Levine, Donald N. Powers of the Mind The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America. University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Lewin, Ross. The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad: Higher Education and the Quest for Global Citizenship. Taylor and Francis, 2009.

Light, Richard J. Making the most of College: Students speak their minds. Harvard University Press, 2001.

McCabe, Donald L., et al. Cheating in college: why students do it and what educators can do about it. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Munday, Jeremy. Introducing translation studies theories and applications. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

Paige, R. Michael., et al. Student Learning Abroad: What Our Students Are Learning, What Theyre Not, and What We Can Do About It. Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2012.

Palmer, Parker J. The courage to teach: exploring the inner landscape of a teachers life. Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, 2017.

Peterson, Patti McGill. Confronting challenges to the liberal arts curriculum: perspectives of developing and transitional countries. Routledge, 2012.

Robertson, Douglas Reimondo., and Linda Burzotta. Nilson. To improve the academy. resources for faculty, instructional, and organizational development. Anker Pub. C., 2007.

Roth, Michael S. Beyond the university: why liberal education matters. Yale University Press, 2014.

Rubin, Herbert J., and Irene Rubin. Qualitative interviewing: the art of hearing data. Sage Publications, 2005.

Schrecker, Ellen. The lost soul of higher education: corporatization, the assault on academic freedom, and the end of the American university. New Press, 2010.

Shapiro, Nancy S., and Jodi H. Levine. Creating Learning Communities: A Practical Guide to Winning Support, Organizing for Change, and Implementing Programs. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series. c1999.

Shaw, R. Daniel. Transculturation: the cultural factor in translation and other communication tasks. William Carey Library, 1988.

Stearns, Peter N. Educating global citizens in colleges and universities: challenges and opportunities. Routledge, 2009.

Steele, Claude. Whistling Vivaldi: how stereotypes affect us and what we can do. W.W. Norton & Company, 2010.

Strong foundations: twelve principles for effective general education programs. Association of American Colleges, 1994.

Student learning assessment options and resources: the handbook at a glance. Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 2003.

Svinicki, Marilla D., and Wilbert James McKeachie. McKeachies teaching tips: strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. Wadsworth, 2014.

Taylor, Mark C. Crisis on campus: a bold plan for reforming our colleges and universities. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

Thomas, Jacqueline. Étudiants sans frontiéres (Students without borders): concepts and models for service-Learning in French. American Association of Teachers of French, 2012.

Tinto, Vincent. Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition. Second Edition. University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Wentzel, Kathryn R., and Jere E. Brophy. Motivating students to learn. Routledge, 2014.

Willingham, Daniel T. Why don't students like school? A cognitive scientist answers questions about how the mind works and what it means for the classroom. Jossey Bass, 2010.

Wren, J. Thomas, et al. Leadership and the liberal arts: achieving the promise of a liberal education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Zakaria, Fareed. In defense of a liberal education. W W Norton & Company, 2016.

Zull, James E. The art of changing the brain: enriching teaching by exploring the biology of learning. Stylus, 2002.

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Useful Links

Defending the Lecture (Jacobin Magazine's "In Defense of the Lecture")

New York Times Fear of Failure