What the Best College Teachers Do
  • Release Date : 01 September 2011
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages : 217 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780674283237
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Download or read book entitled What the Best College Teachers Do by author: Ken Bain which was release on 01 September 2011 and published by Harvard University Press with total page 217 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.