Teaching & Learning through Discussion: A Trouble-Shooting Guide

Key Information

Teaching & Learning through Discussion: A Trouble-Shooting Guide, By Richard G. Tiberius

2010 [ISBN: 1-58107-161-2; 218 pages; 6 x 9 inch; soft cover] $21.95


TLTDwebIf your class is ever bored, hostile, aggressive or just not quite right, this teaching improvement manual is for you! Packed with proven tips for making small class teaching more effective, it is full of advice that is easy to apply and aimed at solving day-to-day teaching problems quickly. Well organized and designed to help lift flagging classroom morale and interaction, the book provides specific practical suggestions for a broad range of problems that teachers of all age groups regularly encounter, including: • dealing with problems of group goals, whether goals are unclear, unattainable, or unacceptable; • solving problems of group interaction, whether the group lacks interaction, is dominated by the group leader, or fails to share the interaction; • motivating the group and yourself when either begins to “tune out” or when students don’t cooperate.


“… an especially valuable resource… problems can be overcome, fairly easily, if you have a practical guide like this one.”
The Teaching Professor

“… a valuable, clearly written book… for any discipline or subject.”
Teaching and Learning in Medicine

The Contents


Introduction to the Third Edition

Part One: Group Goals
>Troubleshooting Guide
>Chapter One: Goals are Unclear
>Chapter Two: Goals are Unattainable
>Chapter Three: Goals are Unacceptable
>References for Part One

Part Two: Group Interaction
>Troubleshooting Guide
>Chapter Four: Lack of Interaction
>Chapter Five: Teacher Dominates Interaction
>Chapter Six: Students Participate Unequally
>References for Part Two

Part Three: Group Motivation and Emotion
>Troubleshooting Guide
>Chapter Seven: Students are Tuned Out
>Chapter Eight: Teacher is Tuned Out
>Chapter Nine: Students Do Not Cooperate
>References for Part Three


The Author

Richard Tiberius has taught at many levels in education from public school through to postgraduate courses, and is well known for his expertise in faculty development.