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Looking for more information on innovative, evidence-based teaching practices? Here are some places to look - free educational development videos, blogs, newsletters, podcasts. There’s also a list of books on pedagogy and links to upcoming conferences and events.  There’s also a link to a list of teaching and learning journals.


Teaching & Learning Practices

  • Patricia Cross Academy: “The K. Patricia Cross Academy […] offers free online teaching resources for higher education, including instructional videos and downloadable materials that clearly outline how to implement high-impact, evidence-based teaching methods that improve students' learning.” Home - The K. Patricia Cross Academy (
  • Magna Publications: “Magna Publications serves the higher education community by producing online programs, newsletters, conferences, and other products that support faculty and staff development.” Higher Education Professional Development - Magna Publications (
  • Retrieval Practice: “A research-based teaching strategy designed to boost student learning by offering teaching tips and other resources for educators.” Unleash the Science of Learning – Retrieval Practice
  • The Learning Scientist: A group of cognitive psychological scientists studying the science of learning aims to make scientific research more accessible to students, teachers, and other educators.
  • Open Educational Resources: OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum. OER Commons

More Reading Material

  • Assessing Student Learning by Linda Suskie (3rd Edition)
  • Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher by Stephen D. Brookfield (2nd Edition)
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques by Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross (2nd Edition)
  • Collaborative Learning Techniques by Elizabeth F. Barkley, K. Patricia Cross, and Clair Howell
  • Creating a Mentoring Culture by Lois J. Zachary
  • Creating Significant Learning Experiences by L. Dee Fink
  • Designing a Motivational Syllabus by Christine Harrington and Melissa Thomas
  • Dynamic Lecturing by Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek
  • Effective Grading by Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson
  • Engaging Ideas by John C. Bean
  • Engaged Teaching by Elizabeth F. Barkley and Claire Howell Major
  • Entering Mentoring by Christine Pfund, Janet Branchaw, and Jo Handelsman
  • GRIT by Angela Duckworth
  • Hitting Pause by Gail Taylor Rice
  • How Professors Think by Michele Lamont
  • Learn Better by Ulrich Boser
  • Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel
  • Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison
  • Mindset – The New Technology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
  • Scientific Teaching by Jo Handelsman, Sarah Miller, and Christine Pfund
  • Small Teaching by James M. Lang (2nd Edition)
  • Small Teaching by James M. Lang
  • Student Engagement Techniques by Elizabeth F. Barkley
  • Teaching and Learning STEM by Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent
  • Teach Students How to Learn by Saundra Yancy Mc. Guire
  • Teaching At Its Best by Linda B. Nilson (4th Edition)
  • Teaching Naked by Jose Antonio Bowen and C. Edward Watson  
  • Teaching Tips by Wilbert J. McKeachie and Marilla Svinicki (12th Edition)
  • Teaching What You Don’t Know by Therese Huston
  • Teach Yourself How to Learn by Saundra Yancy McGuire
  • Team-Based Learning by Larry K. Michaelson, Arletta Bauman Knight, and L. Dee Fink
  • The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer
  • The Course Syllabus by Judith Grunert O’Brien, Barbara J. Millis, and Margaret W. Cohen (2nd Edition)
  • The Mentor’s Guide by Lois J. Zachary (2nd Edition)
  • The New Science of Learning by Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek (3rd Edition)
  • The Skillful Teacher by Stephen D. Brookfield (3rd Edition)
  • The Slow Professor by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber
  • The Spark of Learning by Sarah Rose Cavanagh
  • The Surprising Truth about How We Learn and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey
  • Thinking Visually by Stephen K. Reed
  • What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain
  • Why Students Resist Learning by Anton O. Tolman and Janine Kremling

New Research

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