Which of these Top 10 Books on Teaching would you most like to read?

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Thank you, James M. Lang, for a convenient Top 10 list posted in this week’s Chronicle.  Hard to disagree with this statement:

I firmly believe that if every teaching faculty member could carve out the time to read one or two great books on teaching and learning every year, we would collectively serve our students much better than we do already.

Many of us read Ken Bain’s book (#1) as part of Faculty Center reading groups a few years ago, and How Learning Works (#3) was the text for a Faculty Center reading group this spring. What looks good to you for some fall reading group selections?

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Interested in summer reading groups?

The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal (2010)

By Parker Palmer, best-selling author of The Courage to Teach, and Arthur Zajonc, professor of physics at Amherst College and director of the academic program of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. The Heart of Higher Education proposes an approach to teaching and learning that honors the whole human being—mind, heart, and spirit—an essential integration if we hope to address the complex issues of our time.

Challenges of the Faculty Career for Women: Success and Sacrifice (2008)

By Maike Ingrid Philipsen, professor in the social foundation of education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Based on interviews with female faculty members at various stages in their careers, this compelling resource examines how women faculty members juggle the extraordinary demands of their personal lives with the pressures of their academic careers.