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CETL Recommended Readings

The SUU Library owns a number of great books on pedagogical excellence, faculty professional development, pedagogy, research strategies, and administrative training. The Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning recommends a few key reads on this page. 

What the best college teacher do

What the Best College Teachers Do (ebook)
By Ken Bain

Make it stick

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (ebook)
By Peter C. Brown

Why don't student like school

Why Don't Students Like School? A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom (audiobook)

By Daniel T. Willingham

The art of changing the brain

The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching  by Exploring the Biology of Learning (ebook)

By James E. Zull

Teaching Naked

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom  Will Improve Student Learning

By José Antonio Bowen


Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

By Carol S. Dweck

How college works

How College Works (ebook)

By Daniel F. Chambliss and Christopher G. Takacs


Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The learning paradigm college

The Learning Paradigm College

By John Tagg

What the best college teacher do

Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing,  Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom (2nd  Edition)

By John C. Bean

My Freshman Year

My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a  Student

By Rebekah Nathan

Minds Online

Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (ebook)

By Michelle D. Miller

On Course

On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of  College Teaching

By James M. Lang

CETL Lending Library

SUU's Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning offers a Lending Library; books that are not available at the SUU Library but are hand-picked by CETL to enhance your pedagogical efforts. You can find these books in the CETL office (Bennion Building 312).

Here is a list of what is available!

Start With A Story: The Case Study Method of Teaching College Science
By Clyde Freeman Herreid

McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers (13th Edition)
By Marilla Svinicki and Wilbert J. McKeachie

To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development (Volume 32)
By James E. Groccia and Laura Cruz

Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching & Learning: Professional Literature That Makes a Difference
By Maryellen Weimer

Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning
By Dannelle D. Stevens and Antonia J. Levi

Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors (3rd Edition)
By Linda B. Nilson

Journal Keeping: How to Use Reflective Writing for Learning, Teaching, Professional Insight, and Positive Change
By Dannelle D. Stevens and Joanne E. Cooper

How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
By Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha C. Lovett, and Marie K. Norman

Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses
By L. Dee Fink

Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning: A Guide for Educators of Adults (2nd Edition)
By Patricia Cranton

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice
By Maryellen Weimer

Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning: A Resource for More Purposeful, Effective, and Enjoyable College Teaching
By James R. Davis and Bridget D. Arend

What Our Stories Teach Us: A Guide to Critical Reflection for College Faculty
By Linda K. Shadiow

Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative
By Robert J. Nash

The Personal Narrative: Writing Ourselves as Teachers and Scholars
By Gil Haroian-Guerin

Becoming a Student of Teaching: Methodologies for Exploring Self and School Context
By Robert V. Bullough, Jr. and Andrew Gitlin

A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works
By Robert J. Marzano

Instructor’s Manual and Media Guide to Accompany Educational Psychology: Windows on Classrooms (7th Edition)
By Paul Eggen and Don Kauchak

The Multiple Intelligences Series
By Linda Campbell, Bruce Campbell and Dee Dickinson

Seven Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences (2nd Edition)
By David Lazear

An Introduction to Shared Inquiry (3rd Edition)
By The Great Books Foundation

The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates, Tools, and Resources for Effective Professional Development
By Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Ann Johnson

Differentiated Instruction: Grouping for Success
By Vicki Gibson and Jan Hasbrouck

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing & Teaching Online Courses
By Joan Thormann and Isa Kaftal Zimmerman

Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World
By Heidi Hayes Jacobs

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms
By Carol Ann Tomlinson

Collaborative Analysis of Student Work: Improving Teaching and Learning
By Georgea M. Langer, Amy B. Colton and Loretta S. Goff

The Power of Protocols: An Educator’s Guide to Better Practice (2nd Edition)
By Joseph P. McDonald

The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders
By Warren Blank


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