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How to Teach Effectively, Second Edition

A Brief Guide

Second Edition

Bruce D. Friedman

Publication Date - July 2013

ISBN: 9780190615352

60 pages
6.2 x 9.5 inches

In Stock


Bruce Friedman's How to Teach Effectively is a valuable tool to help teachers maximize their students' performance results and learning experience. Creating active learning experiences enables students to understand and retain more information in the long term. In an easy-to-use, accessible format, this book provides both theory and specific techniques that will help you engage learners with different backgrounds and learning styles. This new edition provides useful information on integrating technology in the classroom and conducting online courses. Whether you are a graduate student, a new trainer, or an experienced professor, this book will help you identify your personal strengths and provide you with the tools to be a truly effective teacher.

New to this Edition

  • Provides content on conducting online courses
  • Discusses the importance of learning assessments and tools for assessing the effectiveness of the teacher


  • Organizes content with bullet points for fast, easy reading and referencing
  • Provides an overview of categories of knowledge and types of learning, including cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning
  • Provides an overview of categories of knowledge and types of learning, including cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning
  • Presents diverse teaching methods-lectures, PowerPoint, case studies, role-playing, videos, and more

About the Author(s)

Bruce D. Friedman (PhD, Case Western Reserve University; MSW, Washington University in St. Louis) is professor of social work at California State University, Bakersfield. He is currently on the editorial boards of Social Thought and Administration in Social Work, has served as president of the board of the National Network for Social Work Managers, and has published a number of books and articles. He has led workshops on teaching for California State University and for the Council on Social Work Education.

Table of Contents

    Part I: Teaching and Learning Styles
    1. Introduction
    2. Teaching Styles
    3. Adult Learning Styles
    4. Types of Learners
    5. Types of Learning
    6. Moving from Passive Learning to Active Learning
    7. Factors Affecting Learning
    Part II: Tools and Techniques
    8. Tools
    9. Visual Aids
    10. Room Set-Up
    11. Training Methods
    12. Active Discussion Tools and Techniques
    13. Techniques to Encourage Good Discussion
    14. Be Prepared for Difficult Participants
    15. Your Personal Style
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