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We asked Teaching and Learning Committee members (and one former teaching award recipient, Barbara Patterson) what their "go-to" pedagogy books are when they are preparing syllabi or gearing up to start a new semester. The following are a few of the sources on their shelves:

Bain, Ken. What the Best College Students Do. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.

Boal, Augusto. Games for Actors and Non-Actors. Florence, KY: Routledge, 2002.

Barlett, Peggy F., and Geoffrey W. Chase, eds. Reimagining Higher Education: Stories and Strategies for Sustainability. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012 (forthcoming).

Brookfield, Stephen D. Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2009. (See also the author's website.)

Cooper, Nic, and Betty K. Garner. Developing a Learning Classroom: Moving Beyond Management through Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2012.

Davidson, Cathy N. Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. New York, NY: Viking Press, 2011.

Davis, Barbara Gross. Tools for Teaching. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2009.

Fink, L. Dee. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

Finkel, Donald L. Teaching with Your Mouth Shut. Portsmouth, NJ: Heinemann, 2005.

Grace, Fran, and Judith Simmer-Brown, eds. Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2012.

hooks, bell. Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom. Florence, KY: Routledge, 2009.

Kahn, Richard. Critical Pedagogy, Ecoliteracy, and Planetary Crisis: The Ecopedagogy Movement. New York, NY: Peter Lang Press, 2010.

Kaye, Cathryn Berger. The Complete Guide to Service Learning. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 2010.

Kress, Christine M., Peter J. Collier, and Vicki L. Reitenauer. Learning through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning Across the Disciplines. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2005.

Mullens, Jo Beth, and Pru Cuper, eds. Fostering Global Citizenship: Through Faculty-led International Programs. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2012.

Pollack, Stanley, and Mary Fusoni. Moving Beyond Icebreakers: An Innovative Approach to Group Facilitation, Learning, and Action. Roxbury, MA: Center for Teen Empowerment, 2005.

Rohd, Michael. Theatre for Community Conflict and Dialogue: The Hope Is Vital Manual. Portsmouth, NJ: Heinemann, 1998.

Shor, Ira. When Students Have Power: Negotiating Authority in a Critical Pedagogy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Shor, Ira, and Paulo Freire. A Pedagogy for Liberation: Dialogues on Transforming Education. Bel Air, CA: Bergin and Garvey, 1987.

Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005.

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