Are you teaching business courses or plan to teach business courses soon? Whether you are teaching business courses in a traditional classroom or online, you need specific tools and strategies to become effective with your instructional practice. This is why Dr. Johnson has written his book, Getting Down to Business: A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty Who Teach Business.
Regardless of the business discipline in which you teach, Getting Down to Business supports and enhances the instructional practices of teaching faculty. Dr. J shares tips, tools, techniques and adult learning theories to help new and experienced faculty effectively facilitate classes, engage with their course materials in more meaningful ways, and design business courses that integrate active learning strategies and improve student success. From transformational learning and rubrics to student motivation and effective facilitation techniques, Getting Down to Business will help faculty have more fun in classroom and sharpen their teaching skills.
What follows is the Table of Contents.
CHAPTER 1—TEACHING BUSINESS: WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
CHAPTER 2—ALL ABOUT ADULT STUDENTS
CHAPTER 3—STUDENT ENGAGEMENT—WHY IT MATTERS
CHAPTER 4—EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING ADULTS
CHAPTER 5—COMMUNICATING WITH STUDENTS
CHAPTER 6—CLASSROOM TEACHING TECHNIQUES
CHAPTER 7—PREPARING FOR THE FIRST CLASS
CHAPTER 8—TEACHING LARGE CLASSES
CHAPTER 9—BUSINESS STUDENTS AND WRITING
CHAPTER 10—TESTS, TESTING AND ASSIGNING GRADES
CHAPTER 11—TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 12—TEACHING ONLINE
To read excerpts from Chapter One, please read the blog post: Tools and Strategies Business Instructors Need for Effective Instruction
Getting Down to Business was an addition to The Part-Time Press catalog of best-selling professional development books for faculty. Part-Time Press books are used in thousands of faculty development programs throughout North America.
Special Sale: Order your copy of Getting Down to Business signed by the author for $7, plus $3.00 flat shipping fee for shipping to the United States. (The original cost was $15.00).
About Dr. Johnson
Dr. Johnson has worked in the field of higher education and distance learning since 2005. He specializes in distance learning, adult education, faculty development, and online teaching. Presently Dr. J is a Faculty Development Manager and manages a Center for Teaching and Learning, creating and delivering courses and curriculum for online faculty. His roles have also included Chief Academic Officer, Dean, Faculty Director, Dissertation Mentor, Faculty Workshop Facilitator, and Online Faculty.
Dr. J has a Ph.D. in Postsecondary and Adult Education, a Certificate in Training and Performance Improvement, and a Master of Business Administration, MBA. Dr. J has extensive experience with curriculum development, having authored courses and curriculum for bachelors, masters, and doctorate programs.
As a scholar practitioner, Dr. J was published in a scholarly journal and he has been a featured presenter at an international distance learning conference. He has also published over 200 online articles about adult learning, higher education, distance learning, online teaching, and career development.
What Customers Say About This Book
“Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Getting Down to Business is an impressively informed and informative book. Of special note is a section devoted to ‘Helpful Tips’ contributed by eleven other experts. Enhanced with the inclusion of a series of Figures, a Glossary, and an Index, Getting Down to Business is a unique and highly recommended addition to the faculty member’s bookshelf, college and university library Business Education collections in general, and corporate business education supplemental studies reading lists in particular.” – Midwest Book Review
“Great tips in a concise format!”— Amazon.com review
“Very Useful Book. I teach undergraduate business courses at a 4-year college and I bought this book. The writing is lively and engaging and the tips/suggestions were very helpful – particularly the chapter on business students and writing. I would recommend this book to instructors who teach undergraduate business courses and who are looking to improve their course delivery.”—Wm. F. French
“Getting Down to Business is written in a lively and interesting style. It is packed with excellent recommendations and is a must-have for the adjunct faculty member teaching business....”—B. Sturgess
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