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Managing the Pressures of Teaching : Practical Ideas for Tutors and Their Students - Stephen Cox

Managing the Pressures of Teaching

Practical Ideas for Tutors and Their Students

Paperback Published: 27th October 1998
ISBN: 9780750708357
Number Of Pages: 150

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A lively, accessible, and practical book of suggestions for ways in which tutors can manage their workloads (and stress levels) and help students manage theirs. The ability to cope with stress is not merely a question of 'making it through the day'. When pressures are managed effectively the need not contribute to the burden of maintaining standards in a time of diminishing resources. resources. Aimed at teachers in further and higher education, it will also be of benefit to school teachers.

List of Photocopiable Proformasp. ix
Acknowledgmentp. xi
Introduction: Managing the Pressures in Teachingp. 1
Helping Students to Reduce their Levels of Stress in the Classroomp. 6
Introductionsp. 6
Building teamsp. 8
Clarifying students' rolesp. 10
Setting ground rulesp. 11
Developing reflective studentsp. 13
Setting the learning agendap. 15
Creating a positive climate for learningp. 16
Developing students' awareness of their own learning methods and stylesp. 18
Guidelines for receiving peer feedbackp. 20
Managing the Learning Experience by Academic Support Strategiesp. 30
Using learning agreements for effective group workp. 30
Grouping students for academic tutorialsp. 32
Making appointments for personal tutorials to discuss academic progressp. 32
Being a consultant to students outside contact timep. 33
Adopting resource based learning (RBL)p. 33
Giving telephone tutorialsp. 36
Giving E-mail tutorialsp. 36
Running self-help groups and networksp. 37
Developing Your Students' and Your Own Self-Management and Learning Skillsp. 39
Relaxationp. 39
Using Aerobicsp. 40
Developing time management skillsp. 42
Balancing lifestylep. 45
Developing listening skillsp. 47
Developing presentation skillsp. 50
Developing self awarenessp. 51
Developing assertivenessp. 52
Developing problem solving skills (including brainstorming)p. 57
Teaching Techniques that can Reduce the Pressures on Tutors and Studentsp. 79
Alternatives in assessmentp. 79
Managing the assessment loadp. 79
Setting group assignmentsp. 81
Using objective testsp. 82
Introducing peer assessmentp. 83
Introducing self assessmentp. 85
Maintaining satisfaction in teachingp. 86
Being creative about your teaching timep. 86
Balancing strategies for control and independencep. 88
Giving general feedback to studentsp. 89
Setting ground rules for and giving feedback on assignmentsp. 90
Facilitating peer feedbackp. 91
Handling difficult groupsp. 93
Partnership and Feedback as a Means of Support for Tutorsp. 97
Getting help from colleaguesp. 97
Getting positive feedback from colleagues about your teachingp. 98
Getting positive strokes from studentsp. 98
Module feedbackp. 99
Teaching in a teamp. 100
Shared teachingp. 102
Peer observation of teachingp. 102
Institutional Support for Tutorsp. 110
Achieving a balancep. 111
Balancing work rolesp. 112
Getting help from support servicesp. 114
Getting personnel to run training coursesp. 115
The Way Forward: Reflection and Reviewp. 120
Bibliographyp. 132
Indexp. 135
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ISBN: 9780750708357
ISBN-10: 0750708352
Series: Practical Guide for Tutors and Their Students
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 150
Published: 27th October 1998
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 23.27  x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1