Based on a mix of interviews, research and personal experience, this books upbeat advice focuses on tangible tactics that recent college grads and experienced twenty-something's can put to work immediately to enhance their employability now and in the future. Highlights include: Unorthodox but proven job-hunting techniques. Making a memorable first impression. Navigating the company's social scene.Practicing cringe-free networking. Mastering goal-setting and self-promotion.Stretching the eight plus hours a day spent at work, from effective time management and organization to making every piece of communication count.Combating negativity. Coping with difficult personalities. Troubleshooting the performance review process and anti-promotion situations. Learning to be an effective boss.Finding a new position and gracefully exiting from the old.
They Don't Teach Corporate in College has resonated with tens of thousands of readers and is currently used as a text in corporations and universities across the country. This new and updated edition reflects the unique needs and challenges of current twenty-somethings, who want to make a difference right now but lack some of the core skills to make it happen. It incorporates fresh tips for building your transferable skillset, networking and enhancing your productivity in an increasingly digital world, and becoming an effective leader. Chock full of personal anecdotes and written from the perspective of a wise older sister who doesn't want you to learn the hard way, They Don't Teach Corporate in College includes no-nonsense advice for: Making the smartest career move right out of college. Landing the job of your dreams by avoiding the black hole of HR. Establishing a strong reputation by encouraging others to like and cooperate with you. Navigating your organization's social scene and practicing cringe-free networking. Mastering skills that will take you anywhere, such as goal-setting and self-promotion. Combating negativity and coping with difficult personalities.
"Robert DiYanni and Anton Borst's Classroom Confidential provides a clear, compact guide to the basics of college teaching. Grounded in the authors' classroom experience, their pedagogical coaching at NYU's Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and their examination of the latest learning science research, it explains how to teach in the college classroom from a learner's perspective-what methods, principles, and activities achieve the best learning outcomes. Chapters address major topics from course and syllabus design to discussion-based teaching, critical reading, and assessment, while brief "interludes" cover various pedagogical elements and applications-including what to do on the first and last days of class and how to incorporate service and experiential learning into curricula. Throughout, the authors provide practical suggestions and strategies, while explaining the underlying pedagogical principles. They also address recent topics that promise to remain fixtures of the educational landscape, such as teaching with technology and teaching in a global context. They steer a middle course on technology, suggesting ways to maximize its benefits while minimizing its distractions. The book coheres around a philosophy of active learning and student engagement. DiYanni and Borst argue that teaching practices should challenge students to think and learn, requiring them to do things with newly acquired knowledge-create models, conduct experiments, debate issues, and more. The authors enlist reliable scholarly research to demonstrate that active learning, of the kind they advocate, achieves results: students learn more and better, and their learning is deeper and longer lasting. The authors' pedagogy echoes their epistemology, as they demonstrate how learning and teaching are inextricably intertwined, organic rather than mechanical activities"--
A Practical Guide for New Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors
Author: Carolyn Lieberg
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
"No other teaching experience will feel quite like the first time an instructor walks into a classroom to face a class of students. This book is a wise and friendly guide for new faculty and graduate student instructors who are about to teach for the first time. It provides an introduction to the theory of teaching; describes proven strategies and activities for engaging students in their learning; and offers advice on classroom management, syllabus creation, grading, assessment, and discipline issues, among other topics. It prepares readers for a confident start as teachers, and gives them a firm foundation on which to develop their skills and personal classroom styles. The author breaks teaching down into its component elements and tasks to enable graduate student instructors to identify their particular responsibilities, and learn about what works and does not. They will also benefit from reading the book as a whole as it sets their work in the context of course objectives and learning theory. For new faculty this engaging book provides a solid basis from which to develop their skills and personal styles as teachers; and offers guidance on documenting their classroom success for the purposes of promotion and tenure. For graduate student instructors, the book is a companion that will give them confidence and pleasure in teaching, and stand them in good stead if they decide on a in any future career in academe."--Publisher's website.
Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.
After dropping off my daughter at COLLEGE, I was overcome with emotion. On our journey back home, I pulled onto a side road and cried my eyes out. My wife did the same. My twelve-year-old son (in the back seat) was quiet but seemed concerned. Once we got home, I hugged my son and told him that it was okay to cry and his sister was going to do great, and we will visit her frequently. My son hugged me tightly and while crying he said, "what am I going to do without my best friend?" It broke my heart. I cried even more. It was a tough day but, like all parents, we got through it. Part of the reason for the tears was because we were so proud of her, but the "letting go" part.... wow, it's tough! The next day I thought to myself, "did I teach my daughter everything that she needs to know to be ready for the real world?" I quickly realized that she needed to know more about the "LIFE SKILLS" to make her successful. That's how this book came to fruition. It's made up of many "LIFE SKILLS" that a teenager can begin to explore during COLLEGE and, as they grow older, continue to read and learn more about the topics. Along with the information, there are additional pages at the back of the book to add thoughts of exciting events that have occurred during the child's lifetime. Topics include: Responsibility, Health, Insurance, Annual Exams, Drugs & Alcohol, Money and Savings, Credit Checks, Credit Cards, Taxes, Stocks, Budgeting, Buying a Home, Home Repairs, Home Cooking, Buying a Car, Car Insurance, Car Maintenance, Gas Cost, First Jobs, Income Streams, Failing, Contracts, Shopping and Being Frugal, Home Buying, Warranties, Being Nice, Helping People, Complimenting Others, Being Humble, Thank You Cards, Self Defense, Bad Days, Taking Risks, Politics, Quitting, Roommates, Small Things, and Personal Parent Pages. Hopefully, this book will help before and during the COLLEGE YEARS and after GRADUATING from COLLEGE
This book is made up of many “life skills” that a teenager can begin to explore and, as they grow older, continue to read and learn more about the topics. Along with the information, there are additional pages at the back of the book to add thoughts of exciting events that have occurred during the child’s lifetime. Topics include: Responsibility, Health, Insurance, Annual Exams, Drugs & Alcohol, Money and Savings, Credit Checks, Credit Cards, Taxes, Stocks, Budgeting, Buying a Home, Home Repairs, Home Cooking, Buying a Car, Car Insurance, Car Maintenance, Gas Cost, First Jobs, Income Streams, Failing, Contracts, Shopping and Being Frugal, Home Buying, Warranties, Being Nice, Helping People, Complimenting Others, Being Humble, Thank You Cards, Self Defense, Bad Days, Taking Risks, Politics, Quitting, Roommates, Small Things, and Personal Parent Pages. After dropping off my daughter at college, I was overcome with emotion. On our journey back home, I pulled onto a side road and cried my eyes out. My wife did the same. My twelve-year-old son (in the back seat) was quiet but seemed concerned. Once we got home, I hugged my son and told him that it was okay to cry. His sister was going to do great, and we will visit her frequently. My son hugged me tightly and while crying he said, “what am I going to do without my best friend?” It broke my heart. I cried even more. It was a tough day but, like all parents, we got through it. Part of the reason for the tears was because we were so proud of her, but the “letting go” part.... wow, it’s tough! The next day I thought to myself, “did I teach my daughter everything that she needs to know to be ready for the real world?” I quickly realized that she needed to know more about the “life skills” to make her successful. That’s how this book came to fruition.
Everything They Didn't Teach You about Your First 10 Years After Graduation
Author: Kevin Coyne
Once you leave the protective bubble of campus, you'll immediately face a host of real-world challenges and choices that college simply didn't prepare you for. For example, did you know??70% of new college graduates are still financially dependent on their parents two years later - but every $5,000 of assistance they give you could cost them $20,000 when they retire? (See Chapter 1)?If you choose to live with a roommate, you might be financially and criminally liable for their bad behavior? (See Chapter 2)?On the first day of your first job, any one of several mistakes could cost you thousands of dollars within a year? (See Chapter 3)?The average 25-year-old has $3,000 of credit card debt, and is likely paying 50% extra for every item they charge to their credit card? (See Chapter 5)?The retirement savings you put away before your 30th birthday might matter more than all the money you put away for the rest of your career? (See Chapter 6)?The average college graduate changes jobs three times before turning 30 - but hasn't saved enough money to live on between jobs? (See Chapter 9)?A new college graduate has a 25% chance of being arrested before age 26 - and the police are allowed to lie about what evidence they have in order to extract a confession? (See Chapter 11)?91% of couples with children describe parenting as the greatest joy of their life - yet most parents struggle to meet the $250,000 average cost of raising a child? (See Chapter 15) Life Beyond College: Everything They Didn't Teach You About Your First 10 Years After Graduation explains dozens of important issues you're about to face and gives you practical advice on how to deal with them. No vague philosophizing, no clichéd bromides, and certainly no judgment - just 318 pages of specific, up-to-date facts and concrete strategies designed to help you start the next stage of your life on the right foot and avoid early mistakes that could set you back for years.
"This book is loaded with solid information designed to demystify the business world." —Anne Fisher, Fortune They Don’t Teach Corporate in College has resonated with hundreds of thousands of readers and is currently used as a text in corporations and universities across the country. Streamlined and made more accessible for the current generation of twenty-somethings, this new edition is for those that want to make a difference right now but lack some of the core skills to make it happen. Learn how to: Make the smartest career move right out of college. Establish a strong reputation by encouraging others to like and cooperate with you. Navigate your organization’s social scene and practice cringe-free networking. Master skills that will take you anywhere, including goal setting and self-promotion. Combat negativity and cope with difficult personalities. Updated with fresh research, anecdotes, and resources, the book still maintains the no-nonsense perspective of a wise older sister who doesn’t want you to have to learn the hard way.
CALLING ALL NEW EDUCATORS! Your first year as a teacher is full of exciting moments and of course some blunders. Why not decrease the likelihood of encountering these blunders by reading this book and learning from my experiences in an elementary school classroom? Here's to wishing you a successful first year teaching and beyond!
You're finally free-so now what? You've passed the last final, and suddenly you're expected to know how to do all sorts of grown-up things-get a job, rent an apartment, pay for health insurance. The only problem is, no one ever told you how to do these things. Take a deep breath, because What They Don't Teach You in College is a crash course in Life 101. Your Job - soar through all the new-hire paperwork - create the best benefits package for you Your Money - live large on a small but smart budget - control your student loan payments Your Health - keep insurance costs low - get to know your HMO Your Apartment - spot the most dangerous traps in your lease - keep roommate headaches to a minimum Your Taxes - make filing your returns a breeze - discover simple ways to increase your refund Your Car - avoid used car pitfalls - negotiate like a pro for your first new car Packed with helpful checklists for every situation, easy definitions of essential terms and practical advice from an experienced lawyer, What They Don't Teach You in College makes life's major decisions as easy as 1, 2, 3. Say good-bye to college and hello to your new life!