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 texts. They are listed below:

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

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

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: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning (ebook)
By James E. Zull

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 (ebook)
By Daniel F. Chambliss and Christopher G. Takacs

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Learning Paradigm College
By John Tagg

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: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student
By Rebekah Nathan

Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (ebook)
By Michelle D. Miller

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 303). Here is a list of what is

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