What is the Center for Teaching and Learning Resource Library?

A young woman looking through a shelf of books The Center for Teaching and Learning Resource Library is a collaboration between the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Library to provide access to books and other resources to promote and support pedagogical development on campus. The resources available in this collection cover a wide range of topics and interests, and are available to all employees of the college.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Resource Library is located outside Riley's office, room 212, Frost Library.

The Resource Library does not require you to check out a book with your Amherst ID; the library is available on the honor system. We request that you take the book, read and study it, and then return it to the shelves when you are finished. If you are interested in a book and cannot find it on the shelves, or if you have feedback on one of the books in the library, please contact Riley Caldwell-O'Keefe at rcaldwellokeefe@amherst.edu or 413-542-5915.

(Note: The Teaching & Learning Café Collection is inspired by and connects with the well-received HR Café Collection. Our thanks to Stephen Butler and the Library for conceiving and curating this resource model.)


Titles By Topic

The list below details the current titles available in the library. We hope to add more books and resources to the collection in the future, and the intent is to include content and resources that complement trainings and workshops offered on our campus.

Assessment

Assessing and Improving Your Teaching: Strategies and Rubrics for Faculty Growth and Student Learning; by Phyllis Blumberg

Assessing Student Learning- A Common Sense Guide; by Linda Suskie

Best Practices in Faculty Evaluation: A Practical Guide for Academic Leaders; Jeffery L. Buller

Classroom Assessment Techniques A Handbook for College Teachers; by Thomas A. Angelo, K. Patricia Cross

Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment; by Barbara E. Fassler Walvoord, Virginia Johnson Anderson

Learning and Assessing with Multiple Choice Questions in College Classrooms; by Jay Parkes, Don Zimmaro

Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty; by Elizabeth F. Barkley, Claire Howell Major

Meaningful Grading: A Guide for Faculty in the Arts; by Natasha Haugnes, Hoag Holmgren, Martin Springborg

Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students, and Saving Faculty Time; by Linda B. Nilson


Blended Learning Techniques

Blended Learning: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy; by Francine Glazer

Blended Learning in Higher Education: Framework, Principles, and Guidelines; by D. Randy Garrison, Norman D. Vaughan

Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Learning; by Jonathan Bergmann, Aaron Sams

How to Design and Teach a Hybrid Course: Achieving Student-Centered Learning Through Blended Classroom, Online, and Experiential Activities; by Jay Caulfield, Alan Aycock (Foreword)


Course Design

The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach; by Judith Grunert O'Brien, Barbara J. Millis

Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses; by L. Dee Fink

Designing and Teaching Undergraduate Capstone Courses; by Robert C. Hauhart, Jon E. Grahe

Life Beyond Grades Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation; by Martin V. Covington, Linda M. von Hoene, Dominic J. Voge


Diversity & Inclusion

Bridging the Class Divide and Other Lessons for Grassroots Organizing; by Linda Stout

Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History; by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (DVD)

Can We Talk about Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation; by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Collective Visioning: How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future; by Linda Stout

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice; by Geneva Gay

Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching; edited by Margery B. Ginsberg, Raymond J. Wlodkowski

Diversity: The Invention of a Concept; by Peter Wood

An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization; by Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey

Privilege, Power, and Difference; by Allan G. Johnson

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice; by Maurianne Adams, Warren J. Blumenfeld, et al. 

A Time for Justice: America's Civil Rights Movement; by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (DVD)

University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex (The Radical Imagination); by Henry A. Giroux

Viva La Causa; by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (DVD)

We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools; by Gary R. Howard, Sonia Nieto (Foreword by)

Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us; by Claude M. Steele

"Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?"; by Beverly Daniel Tatum


Faculty Development

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher; by Stephen D. Brookfield

College What it Was, Is, and Should Be; by Andrew Delbanco

Entering Mentoring; by Christine Pfund, Janet Branchaw, Jo Handelsman

Faculty Development and Student Learning: Assessing the Connections; by William Condon, Ellen R. Iverson, Cathryn A. Manduca, Carol Rutz, Gudrun Willett, Mary Taylor Huber, Richard Haswell

Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence: Current Practices, Future Imperatives; by Andrea L. Beach, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Ann E. Austin, Jaclyn K. Rivard

The Non-Designer's Design Book; by Robin P. Williams

The Quest for Meaning and Wholeness: Spiritual and Religious Connections in the Lives of College Faculty; by Jennifer A. Lindholm

Robin Williams Design Workshop; by Robin P. Williams, John Tollett

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide for Scientists, Engineers and Mathematicians; by Jacqueline Dewar, Curtis Bennett, Matthew A. Fisher

The Slow Professor Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy; by Maggie Berg, Barbara K. Seeber

Your Teaching Style A Practical Guide to Understanding, Developing and Improving; by Kay Mohanna, Ruth Chambers, David Wall


Learning Theory

The ABCs of How We Learn - 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them; by Daniel L. Schwartz, Kristen P. Blair, Jessica M. Tsan

Critical Reading in Higher Education: Academic Goals and Social Engagement; by Karen Manarin, Miriam Carey, Melanie Rathburn, Glen Ryland, Pat Hutchings

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain; by Zaretta Hammond

Democracy and Education; by John Dewey

Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering; National Research Council

Education for Critical Consciousness; by Paulo Freire

Experience and Education; by John Dewey

Four-Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed; by Charles Fadel, Maya Bialik, Bernie Trilling

Generation Z: A Century in the Making; by Corey Seemiller, Meghan Grace

The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal; by Parker J. Palmer, Arthur Zajonc, Megan Scribner, Mark Nepo (Foreword by)

Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment: A Guide to Facilitating Learning in Higher Education; by Terry Doyle, John Tagg (Foreword)

High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform; by Christopher Bjork

How Higher Education Feels: Commentaries on Poems That Illuminate Emotions in Learning and Teaching; by Kathleen Quinlan

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching; by Susan A. Ambrose, Marsha C. Lovett, Richard E. Mayer (Foreword), Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marie K. Norman

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice; by Maryellen Weimer

Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning Into Practice; by Terry Doyle, Todd Zakrajsek (Foreword)

The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain; by Terry Doyle, Todd Zakrajsek, Jeannie H. Loeb (Foreword); First Edition

Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage; by Paulo Freire

Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed; by Paulo Freire

Pedagogy of the Heart; by Paulo Freire

Pedagogy of the Oppressed; by Paulo Freire, Donaldo Macedo (Introduction)

The Politics of Education: Culture, Power and Liberation; by Paulo Freire, Henry A. Giroux (Introduction), Donaldo Macedo (Translator)

The Practice of Problem-Based Learning: A Guide to Implementing PBL in the College Classroom; by Jose A. Amador

Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation; by Laura Randon

Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented Students: A Research-Based Guide for Faculty and Administrators; by Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Norman L. Fortenberry (Foreword)

Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope; by Bell Hooks

Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom; by Bell Hooks

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom; by Bell Hooks

Tell Me More: Listening to Learners Explain; by Eleanor Duckworth

Understanding by Design; by Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe

We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change; by Myles Horton, Paulo Freire

Why Students Resist Learning: A Practical Model for Understanding and Helping Students; by Anton O Tolman (Editor), Janine Kremling

Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the Disciplines; by Anne Herrington (Editor)


Pedagogical Practices

Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management; by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey

Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty; by Elizabeth F. Barkley, Claire Howell Major, K. Patricia Cross

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning; by Daniel P. Barbezat, Mirabai Bush

Decoding the Disciplines: Helping Students Learn Disciplinary Ways of Thinking: New Directions for Teaching and Learning (J-B TL Single Issue Teaching and Learning); by Joan Middendorf

The Discussion Book: 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking; by Stephen D. Brookfield, Stephen Preskill

Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online; by Jay R Howard, Maryellen Weimer (Foreword)

Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking and Active Learning in the Classroom; by John C. Bean

Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers; by Alison James, Stephen D. Brookfield

Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education; by Beth M. Schwartz (Editor), Regan A.R. Gurung (Editor)

Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making; by Sam Kaner

A Guide to Making Your Science Matter: Escape from the Ivory Tower; by Nancy Baron

A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom: History, Research, and Practice; by Paul Baepler, J.D. Walker, D. Christopher Brooks, Kem Saichaie, Christina Petersen, Bradley A. Cohen (Foreword)

McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers; by Wilbert J. McKeachie, Marilla Svinicki, 

On Course: A Week-By-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching; by James M. Lang

On Critical Pedagogy; by Henry A. Giroux

Overcoming Student Learning Bottlenecks: Decode the Critical Thinking of Your Discipline; by Joan Middendorf, Leah Shopkow

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators; by Patrick Lencioni

Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College; by Lee J. Cuba, Nancy Jennings, Suzanne Lovett, Joseph Swingle

The Restorative Classroom: Using Restorative Approaches to Foster Effective Learning; by Belinda Hopkins

The Restorative Practices Handbook For Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators; by Bob Costello, Joshua Wachtel, Ted Wachtel

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning; by James M. Lang

The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion; by Sarah Rose Cavanagh

Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty; Elizabeth F. Barkley

Successful Science and Engineering Teaching in Colleges and Universities; by Calvin S. Kalman

Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation; by Saundra Yancy McGuire, Stephanie McGuire (With), Thomas Angelo (Foreword)

Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide; by Richard M. Felder, Rebecca Brent

Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors; by Linda B. Nilson

Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success; by Claire Howell Major, Michael S. Harris, Todd Zakrajsek

Teaching What You Don't Know; by Therese Huston

Team-Based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching; by Larry K. Michaelsen (Editor)

Tools for Teaching; by Barbara Gross Davis

Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice; by Sheryl E. Burgstahler (Editor), Michael K. Young (Foreword)

What the Best College Teachers Do; by Ken Bain

Who Can Afford Critical Consciousness?: Practicing a Pedagogy of Humility; by David Seitz

The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization; by Jon R. Katzenbach, Douglas K. Smith