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Author Gabriel, Kathleen F.

Title Teaching unprepared students : strategies for promoting success and retention in higher education / Kathleen F. Gabriel ; foreword by Sandra M. Flake
Edition 1st ed
Published Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 145 pages) : illustrations
Contents Unprepared and at-risk college students : myth or reality? -- Philosophical foundations : yes, they can! -- The first week of class : sharing a mission for success -- Begin with consistent contact : attendance that matters -- Learning styles and the science of learning : tapping brain power -- Embracing learner-centered education : engaging students -- Interweaving assessment and teaching : any questions? -- Techniques for promoting academic integrity and discouraging cheating : playing by the rules -- Epilogue: Final thoughts : promoting a richer campus environment
Summary This book provides professors and their graduate teaching assistants with techniques and approaches they can use in class to help at-risk students raise their skills so that they can successfully complete their studies. The author shares proven practices that will not only engage all students in a class, but also create the conditions- while maintaining high standards and high expectations- to enable at-risk and under-prepared students to develop academically and graduate with good grades. Within the framework of identifying those students who need help, establishing a rapport with them, adopting inclusive teaching strategies, and offering appropriate guidance, the book presents the theory teachers will need, and effective classroom strategies. The author covers teaching philosophy and goals; issues of discipline and behavior; motivation and making expectations explicit; classroom climate and learning styles; developing time management and study skills; as well as the application of "universal design" strategies. The ideas presented here- that the author has successfully employed over many years- can be easily integrated into any class
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-140) and index
Notes English
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Subject College dropouts -- Prevention.
Developmental studies programs.
Underprepared college students.
College dropouts -- Prevention.
Developmental studies programs.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Social Sciences.
Theory & Practice of Education.
Underprepared college students.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007048785
ISBN 1441652000