Fast Facts for the Classroom Nursing Instructor

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Fast Facts for the Classroom Nursing Instructor

SKU# 9780826110169

Classroom Teaching in a Nutshell

Author: Patricia S. Yoder-Wise EdD, RN-BC, NEA-BC,ANEF, FAAN, Karren Kowalski PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN


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This Fast Facts guide provides the support needed by all classroom teachers and future nurse educators to improve their effectiveness and to more thoroughly and efficiently engage even the most challenging of contemporary learners. Using the concise, conversational Fast Facts format, the book offers quick access to information about varied aspects of classroom management and describes how to use "self as educator" to influence positive learning.

The guide delineates key priorities on which educators must focus to provide an optimal learning experience for their students, and includes strategies for keeping students engaged in learning. Chapters feature vivid case examples and cover understanding the use of self, preparing for the classroom, building on strengths, engaging and coaching students, using agreements, and dealing with incivility in the classroom. In addition to traditional classroom learning, the book will be useful for online courses and in clinical conference discussions.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on the application of multiple learning theories
  • Delineates key priorities for providing optimal classroom and online teaching
  • Addresses common challenges such as dealing with incivility in the classroom
  • Includes "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature and checklists to help guide new nurse faculty

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 17, 2012
  • Page Count 216
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826110169
  • EISBN 9780826109842

Table of Contents 

1. Introduction and Measurement Context

2. Improving measurement of generalized characteristics through direct observation

3. Designing or adapting coding manuals

4. Sampling methods

5. Common metrics of observational variables

6. Introduction of sequential analysis

7. Analyzing research questions involving sequential associations

8. Observer Training, Observer Drift Checks, and Discrepancy

9. Interobserver Agreement and Reliability of Observational Variables

10. Validation of observational variables

11. Glossary