-- the ability to show interest in students
--the ability to project a dynamic and energetic presence
--the ability to cultivate a confident and effective presentation style
The following titles are in our
NEW! DVDs from the Derek Bok Center Series on College Teaching
The Act of Teaching, Part 1 Theater Techniques for Classrooms & Presentations; Part 2 Physical and Vocal Exercises.
The Art of the Lecture & The Art of Discussion Leading
How to Speak, Lecture Tips from Patrick Winston & Technically Speaking, Making Complex Matters Simple
Suggestions from Ken Bain (What the Best Teachers Do)
The Challenge: pose that one question to a
colleague and see if they would take your course.
Ken Bain's book is available to borrow from our library.
Invigorate Your Classes! Watch this short 8-minute video demonstration of a professor modeling several techniques to engage students and reveal their thinking. Courtesy of Iowa State University teaching center.
-- Improving Presentation Style ";Effective lecturers combine the talents of scholar, writer, producer, comedian, showman, and teacher in ways that contribute to student learning"; Wilbert J. McKeachie, Teaching Tips
-- Design Your Visuals for Maximum Impact: "In the hands of a skillful presenter, Powerpoint slides can be a powerful tool. But if you misuse them, slides can have all the impact of alphabet soup. How can you make sure your visuals are helping—not hindering—your presentation?";
-- Why Use Handouts? "They provide more detailed information than you would put on a slide; they give your audience something to take away to review later; they remind your listeners of you and your key messages.";
-- Creating Visual Aids That Really Work! "Used wisely, Powerpoint and similar programs can be an effective tool to help audiences remember your message, while allowing you to prove, reinforce, and support your claims.";
--Clark, Donald. "Making Presentations
that Audiences Will Love."; PowerPoint Presentation.
---."Monthly Speaking Tips."; LJL Seminars. http://www.ljlseminars.com/monthtip.htm.
--"Common Visual Aids."; Faculty Development Committee. Honolulu CC. http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip....
--"Creating Visual Aids That Really Work: Designing Effective Slides Using PowerPoint."; Effective Communications Group (ECG), Inc. http://ecglink.com/newsletter/visual.shtml. "Presentations."; Teaching and
Learning Center. Eastern Kentucky University. http://www.tlc.eku.edu/tips/presentations/.
The Berkeley Compendium "Suggestions for Teaching Excellence in Presentation" breaks down presentation into 7 areas--focus, define, rephrase, memorable examples, demonstrate over describe, empathize and acknowledge--and offers suggestions for each area. Also see suggestions for One of the best on academic web.
-- Good Teaching: The Top 10 Requirements
-- Selecting A Delivery Strategy
-- Improving Lecturing Skills
-- The Ultimate Public Speaking Resource Guide
Check out the LT&ITC Delicious Bookmarks on presentation!
The Impact of Teacher Presentation Styles Information on student expectations where teacher presentation styles are concerned (e.g., volume, proncunciation, pace, etc). Prepared by Kathryn Brillinger, Conestoga College. Sammons, Martha. "Students Assess Computer-Aided Classroom Presentations."; The Journal Online May 1995. http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/vault/A1071.cfm.
Edwards, Paul N. "How to Give an Academic Talk: Changing the Culture of Public Speaking in the Humanities."; School of Information. University of Michigan. http://www.si.umich.edu/~pne/PDF/howtotalk.pdf.