New librarians can benefit from mentorship, shadowing, and/or peer feedback on teaching practices. There is a helpful community of UBC librarians with teaching expertise who are here to provide support. See the TLT Confluence page for more resources on Peer Instruction at UBC.
You can ask specific questions or set up mentorship or feedback opportunities by email through the Teaching Community of Practice listserv (email@example.com). You can also directly contact the co-chairs of the Teaching and Learning Team: you can find contact information for the current co-chairs on the TLT Confluence page.
Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook by Jay McTighe; Grant Wiggins
Publication Date: 2004-03-30
Implementing the popular Understanding by Design® (UbD™) framework is much easier when you use this in-depth resource for workshops, curriculum teams, and teacher training. This collection of templates, design tools, examples, and exercises helps you give all staff members a firm grasp of key UbD principles, including: How to use backward design to align curriculum with assessment and instruction. Why to focus curriculum on the ""big ideas"" in your content standards. Which learning activities are more apt to enable students to achieve desired results. Give staff members at all levels clear action steps they need in every stage of the UbD process, including: Drafting curriculum units based on essential questions. Creating performance tasks and rubrics for assessing student understanding in any subject. Organizing, sequencing, and guiding classroom learning experiences. Included are steps for conducting a peer review of unit designs plus process steps to guide your implementation of UbD systemwide.
Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks
Publication Date: 1994-09-14
These essays, by one of America's leading black intellectuals, face squarely the problems of teachers who do not want to teach, of students who do not want to learn, of racism and sexism in the classroom, and of the gift of freedom that is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire; Myra B. Ramos (Translator); R. Shaull (Introduction by)