Good Teachers 7

How do good teachers conduct a class? This is the central question for chp 5 of Ken Bain’s What the Best College Teachers Do, a book I consider the best book I’ve ever read on education. He gives seven principles at work in the classrooms of the best teachers: [Read more...]

Good Teachers 6

In thinking about what good teachers expect from students, we come back once again to the important issue of what learning and education is all about. This is the theme of the second half of the 4th chp of Ken Bain’s exceptional book: What the Best College Teachers Do. [Read more...]

What Incoming First Yr College Students Believe

This study, which comes out every year, maps what this incoming first year students have known their entire life. OK, what do you think about this? [Read more...]

What Incoming First Yr College Students Believe

This study, which comes out every year, maps what this incoming first year students have known their entire life. OK, what do you think about this? [Read more...]

Good Teachers 5

Three educational stereotypes: Women don’t do well in college mathematics and science courses, African American students don’t do well in college and Mexican American students don’t do well in school. Three stereotypes that good teachers not only recognize but are eradicating because they refuse to accept the stereotypes. Chp 4 of Ken Bain, What the [Read More...]

Good Teachers 4

Good teachers teach in similar ways. One of the patterns of good teachers is how they prepare to teach — how they prepare to engage students. Ken Bain, in What the Best College Teachers Do, writes about the questions these kinds of teachers are asking themselves when they prepare. We looked at #1-6, and today [Read More...]

Good Teachers 3

How do good teachers prepare to teach? This is the second question asked by Ken Bain in his excellent new book on teaching: What the Best College Teachers Do. [Read more...]

Good Teachers 2

The first question Ken Bain discusses in his book, What the Best College Teachers Do, is “what do good teachers know about how we learn?” [Read more...]

Back to School Supplies

I’ve got it made. All I have to get ready for school are my syllabi, fill my fountain pen with ink, put a few things in my book bag, and off to school I go. But, I was thinking about all the school supplies we used to buy when I saw this link on Amazon. [Read More...]

Good Teachers 1

The beginning of August means I read a book on teaching, and my pick this year has been all and much more than I expected. It is by Ken Bain and is called What the Best College Teachers Do. This book deserves to be in the library of every pastor and church educator; parents would [Read More...]


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