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Towards Excellence…How to Teach

A Guide book for Teachers

Towards Excellence…How to Teach
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ISBN: 978-87-403-0830-3
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About the book

  1. Description
  2. Preface
  3. Content
  4. About the Author

Description

This book-let for teachers is the outcome of lectures delivered by the author to the teaching faculty of St. Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, Mangalore, and, various other colleges.

These lectures were directed towards both the new lecturers and the experienced ones.

First, greatness of the teaching profession, and the qualities of a good teacher are mentioned. General expectations of students from the teacher are enumerated. Next, the various aspects of teaching process such as planning, preparation of lecture, delivering it in the class effectively, assessment of students, evaluation and grading, record keeping, giving the feed back to students and parents, are explained in detail. Thereafter, different teaching styles and some points to be remembered for exemplary teaching are summarized. Next, important tips are given for both the new and experienced teachers. Methods of getting feed-back on the teaching are also mentioned. Subsequently, reasons for ‘stress’ in teachers and the ways to handle the same are enumerated. Then, the important topics of ‘Teachers and Human Values’ and ‘Education and Educare’, and the importance of inculcation of ‘Human Values’ in the students to make them honest, upright citizens of society are dealt with.

Three Appendixes contain: A typical Students’ feedback form, Words of advice given by Sri Sathya Sai Baba to teachers, and, some inspiring quotations from famous personalities.

Preface

This booklet for teachers is the second of the three books in the “Towards Excellence…” series. These books were first authored and published by me with generous financial help from the Director, St. Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, Mangalore, India, and distributed for free to schools, Pre-University, Degree and Professional colleges in Mangalore Dioces area. The books were received very enthusiastically by students (and parents and teachers too) and there was great demand/suggestion to put them on the Internet so that a larger number of readers can take benefit of these books. The first book for students, viz. “Towards Excellence…How to study” was put on the Internet a few days ago, by courtesy of Bookboon. Now, the second book, viz. “Towards Excellence…How to Teach” is being put on the Internet. The third book, “Towards Excellence…Seminars, GD’s and Personal Interviews” will follow soon.

This book-let for teachers is the outcome of lecture notes prepared by the author while delivering lectures to the teaching faculty of St. Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, Mangalore, and, earlier at the Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. Author would like to make it clear that he does not pose to give any ‘advice’ to teachers, since he feels that he has yet to learn quite a lot; however, the motivation to write this book-let is only to share the ideals, information and resources that the author has collected over the years.

These lectures are directed towards both the new lecturers and the experienced ones.

The ‘teaching-learning’ process is treated as one package. In Sections 1 to 7, greatness of the teaching profession, qualities of a good teacher and expectations of students are explained. In Section 8, the entire teaching process involving planning, preparation of lectures, delivering it in the class effectively, assessment of students, evaluation and grading, record keeping, giving the feed back to students and parents are explained in detail. Section 9 enumerates different teaching styles, and in Section 10, some points to be remembered for exemplary teaching are summarized. Next, in Sections 11 and 12, important tips are given for both the new and experienced teachers. Section 13 suggests the methods of getting feedback on the teaching. Next, Reasons for ‘stress’ in teachers and the ways to handle the same are enumerated in Section 14. Then, the important topic of ‘Teachers and Human Values’ and ‘Education and Educare’, and the importance of inculcation of ‘Human Values’ in the students to make them honest, upright citizens of this country are emphasized in Section 15. Section 16 contains ‘Seven C’s for Success’, stated succinctly. Conclusion is given in Section 17, and the section on References includes addresses of some websites which will be very useful to teachers. Appendix-I contains a typical, Students’ feedback form and a typical questionnaire. In Appendix-II, words of advice given by Sri Sathya Sai Baba to the teachers, gleaned from some of His discourses, are given. In Appendix-III, some inspiring quotations from famous personalities are included.

I hope that this book will be interesting and useful to all teachers.

Acknowledgements: Firstly, I would like to thank all my present and former colleagues who motivated me to give these lectures, encouraged me by their kind words and positive feedback.

I would like to thank Fr. Valerian D’souza, former Director, St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore, for taking personal interest in this subject, and encouraging me to write this booklet.

Thanks are due to Ms. Karin Jakobsen, Ms. Sophie Tergeist and their editorial team at Bookboon for their diligent efforts.

I express my appreciation to Kala, my wife, for her suggestions, support and sacrifice.

Content

  1. Introduction
  2. A teacher is held in high esteem in our culture
  3. Greatness of Teacher
  4. Teaching is a noble profession
  5. Teaching is a profession that teaches all other professions
  6. Qualities of a good teacher
  7. Expectations of students
  8. A successful teacher…
    1. Planning the lecture
    2. Preparation of the lecture
    3. Delivering the lecture
    4. For Laboratory instructors
    5. Assessment of students
    6. Evaluation (i.e. marking and grading)
    7. Record keeping
    8. Giving feed back to students/parents
  9. Teaching styles
  10. Ideal Teacher and exemplary teaching practices
  11. ‘Must’ for new teachers…
  12. ‘Must’ for experienced teachers…
  13. Getting feedback on teaching
  14. Managing ‘teaching stress’
    1. Reasons for teaching stress
    2. How to manage this stress?
  15. Teachers and Human Values
    1. Three great examples….
    2. Human Values
    3. Education and Educare
    4. Seven C’s for success
    5. Enjoy a sweet syrup!
    6. References

About the Author

Dr. M. Thirumaleshwar graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal, Karnataka, India, in the year 1965. He obtained M.Sc (cryogenis) from University of Southampton, U.K. and Ph.D. (cryogenics) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education, and a Foundation Fellow of Indian Cryogenics Council.

He has worked in India and abroad on large projects in the areas involving heat transfer, fluid flow, vacuum system design, cryo-pumping etc.

He worked as Head of Cryogenics Dept. in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay and Centre for Advanced Technology (CAT), Indore, from 1966 to 1992.

He worked as Guest Collaborator with Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory of Universities Research Association, in Dallas, USA from 1990 to 1993.

He also worked at the Institute of Cryogenics, Southampton, U.K. as a Visiting Research Fellow from 1993 to 1994.

He was Head of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India for eight years.

He also worked as Head of Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering, and then as Principal, Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology, Puttur (D.K.), India.

He was Professor and coordinator of Post-graduate program in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering in St. Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, Mangalore, India.

A book entitled “Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer” authored by him and published by M/s Pearson Education, India (2006) has been adopted as a Text book for third year engineering students by the Visweswaraya Technological University (V.T.U.), Belgaum, India.

He has authored a free e-book entitled “Software Solutions to Problems on Heat Transfer” wherein problems are solved using 4 software viz. Mathcad, EES, FEHT and EXCEL. This book, containing about 2750 pages, is presented in 9 parts and all the 9 parts can be downloaded for free from www.bookboon.com.

He has also authored free e-books on Thermodynamics entitled “Basic Thermodynamics: Software Solutions” and “Applied Thermodynamics: Software Solutions” wherein problems are solved using 3 software viz. Mathcad, EES, and TEST. Each of these titles is presented in 5 parts and all the books can be downloaded for free from www.bookboon.com.

He has also written and published three booklets entitled as follows:

  1. Towards Excellence…How to Study (A Guide book to Students)
  2. Towards Excellence…How to teach (A guide book to Teachers)
  3. Towards Excellence…Seminars, GD’s and Personal Interviews (A guide book to Professional and Management students)

Dr. M. Thirumaleshwar has attended several National and International conferences and has more than 50 publications to his credit.

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