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Summer Reading List

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Putting together a summer reading list? The Chronicle of Higher Education recently posted a list of author James Lang’s Top 10 Books on Teaching. Good news! They are all available through the PCC library! All links below lead to the book in the PCC library catalog.

1. What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain (Harvard University Press, 2004).

2. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel (Harvard, 2014). 

3. How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teachingby Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha C. Lovett, and Marie K. Norman (Jossey-Bass, 2010). 

4. Why Don’t Students Like School? A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom, by Daniel T. Willingham (Jossey-Bass, 2009). 

5. The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning, by James E. Zull (Stylus, 2002).

6. Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning, by José Antonio Bowen (Jossey-Bass, 2012). 

7. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol S. Dweck (Ballantine, 2006).

8. How College Works, by Daniel F. Chambliss and Christopher G. Takacs (Harvard, 2014).

9. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Harper Perennial, 1990).

10. Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do About It, by Donald L. McCabe, Kenneth D. Butterfield, and Linda K. Treviño (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).

Is you favorite book on teaching missing from this list? Please tell us about it in the comments below.

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x by Jacob Spindel 3 years ago

I would recommend Beyond The Americans With Disabilities Act by our own Kaela Parks.

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