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Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program (GSTEP): Introduction

A joint program of CLEAR, Toulouse Graduate School, the Office of the Provost, and the Libraries

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Welcome to the Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program (GSTEP) Resources course guide

Your Librarian Contact 

My name is Jo Monahan, and I am the UNT Libraries' liaison to the GSTEP Resources course guide.  I can help you with learning how to do research, setting up instruction sessions for the classes you teach, connecting you with the library liaison to your subject area if you need in-depth help with your research projects, and, in general, answer any questions you may have about the Libraries.   I am also available to brainstorm with you about how the Library can help you with your own research, your class, and your students.

This guide is primarily intended to provide direct links to the articles and websites.  Part of the reason it is done this way is to comply with copyright laws, and to gather all the readings together in one place.  If any of the links do not work for you, please e-mail me and let me know there is a problem so I can fix it, or refer you to another source for the best help.

Useful Books

Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M. C., & Norman, M. K. (2010). How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Angelo, T. A., & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Bain, K. (2012). What the Best College Students Do. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Barbi Honeycutt, P. (2016). Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty. Madison: Magna Publications.
Barbi Honeycutt, P., & Glova, S. (2017). 101 Ways to FLIP Your Online Class: INCREASE student engagement and motivation. Raleigh: FLIP It Consulting.
Barkley, E. F. (2010). Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Barkley, E. F., & Major, C. H. (2016). Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Barkley, E. F., Major, C. H., & Cross, K. P. (2014). Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Beard, C., & Wilson, J. P. (2006). Experiential Learning: A Best Practice Handbook for Educators and Trainers. London: Kogan Page.
Bender, T. (2012). Discussion-Based Online Teaching to Enhance Student Learning: Theory, Practice, and Assessment. Sterling: Stylus Publishing.
Bligh, D. A. (2000). What's the Use of Lectures? New York: Jossey-Bass.
Blumberg, P. (2009). Developing Learner-Centered Teaching: A Practical Guide for Faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Brookfield, S. D., & Preskill, S. (2005). Discussion As a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Carol S. Dweck, P. (2006). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New York: Random House Publishing.
Conrad, R.-M., & Donaldson, J. A. (2011). Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Davis, B. G. (2009). Tools for Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Davis, B. M. (2006). How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You: Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.
Davis, B. M. (2009). Facilitator's Guide: How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You: Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.
Doyle, T. (2008). Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment: A Guide to Facilitating Learning in Higher Education. Sterling: Stylus Publishing.
Doyle, T., & Zakrajsek, T. (2013). The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony With Your Brain. Sterling: Stylus Publishing.
Duch, B. J., Groh, S. E., & Allen, D. E. (2001). The Power of Problem-Based Learning: A Practical "How To" for Teaching Undergraduate Courses in Any Discipline. Sterling: Stylus Publishing.
Fred A. Bonner, I., Marbley, A. F., & Howard-Hamilton, M. F. (2011). Diverse Millennial Students in College: Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs. Sterling: Stylus Publishing.
Gay, G. (2010). Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice. New York: Teachers College Press.
Ginsberg, M. B., & Wlodkowski, R. J. (2009). Diversity & Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching in College. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Gorsuch, G., Meyers, C. M., Pickering, L., & Griffee, D. T. (2013). English Communication for International Teaching Assistants. Long Grove: Waveland Press, Inc.
Hansen, E. J. (2011). Idea-Based Learning: A Course Design Process to Promote Conceptual Understanding. Sterling: Stylus Publishing.
James, A., & Brookfield, S. D. (2014). Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Jung, I., & Gunawardena, C. N. (2014). Culture and Online Learning: Global Perspectives and Research. Sterling: Stylus Publishing.
Lehman, R. M., & Conceicao, S. C. (2010). Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to "Be There" for Distance Learners. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Mazur, E. (1997). Peer Instruction: A User's Manual. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.
O'Brien, J. G., Millis, B. J., & Cohen, M. W. (2008). The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Palmer, P. J. (2007). The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Salmon, G. (2000). E-Moderating: The Key to Teaching and Learning Online. London: Kogan Page Limited.
Savicki, V. (2008). Developing Intercultural Competence and Transformation: Theory, Research, and Application in International Education. Sterling: Stylus Publishing.
Savin-Baden, M. (2003). Facilitating Problem-Based Learning: Illuminating Perspectives. Philadelphia: SRHE; Open University Press.
Stanley, C. A., & Porter, M. E. (2002). Engaging LARGE Classes: Strategies and Techniques for College Faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Weimer, M. (2013). Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Wurdinger, S. D., & Carlson, J. A. (2010). Teaching for Experiential Learning: Five Approaches that Work. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
Zubizarreta, J. (2009). The Learning Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


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