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November Book Giveaway

How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus by Nash, Bradley, and Chickering fills a gap in the literature by providing a resource that shows how to construct and carry out difficult conversations from various vantage points in the academy. It offers a theory-to-practice model of conversation for the entire college campus that will enable […]


October Book Giveaway

This month, we will be giving away a copy of Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms in which the authors advise how to plan, conduct, and assess classroom discussions. Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill suggest exercises for starting discussions, strategies for maintaining their momentum, and ways to elicit […]

Teaching What You Don't Know by Therese Houston

September Book Giveaway

Therese Huston’s Teaching What You Don’t Know is one of the most popular books among UCAT staff and clients. Huston discusses how being inexpert in a particular content area can actually be an advantage in creating a collaborative learning environment and encouraging student autonomy. Teaching material that we as teachers are just learning also stimulates […]; CC

In the second installment of our series welcoming new teachers to their teaching roles at Ohio State, we hope that many of our colleagues – new and experienced teachers alike – will benefit from the stories, observations, and recommendations below. Our colleagues told us that they do things very differently now than they did when […]

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Next week more than 800 new instructors, faculty members, and graduate students will teach their first class at Ohio State. Many have never taught a college class before. We asked our current Ohio State teachers what they might say to these new teachers to welcome them to our campus and to teaching. A number of our […]