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.听

Course and Syllabus Design

Course Design Workshop, Suzanna听Klaf

What the best college teachers do, Ken Bain

Ken Bain, (Jan. and April 2016)

Technology in the Classroom and Digital Projects

Online Resources

  • Blogs
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    • BT天堂
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    • (Harvard's view on using technology in the classroom)
    • 听(BT天堂 Blog for technological advances in education)
    • (The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan discusses the use of laptops in the classroom)
    • (The Centre for Economic Performance's paper entitled "Ill Communication: Technology, Distraction & Student Performance")

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

Team Teaching

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Using Paris in Teaching

Take a look at the听听for ideas about using Paris for practice speaking French and more (Editor, Prof.听Fr茅d茅ric Attal).

Practical Classroom Management

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Booklist (books and online books available at BT天堂)

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

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.听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.


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

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鈥攎any 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

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 Fran莽aises鈥: Bac + 5 Made in Banlieue. Paris, France鈥: La D茅couverte, [2015], 2015.

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.

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鈥攖o transform their lives and your own.


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.

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鈥揷lassroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching.


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

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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.


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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Thomas, Jacqueline. E虂tudiants sans frontie虂res (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.

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

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