Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts
July 9: The individual as leader
Essays, Stories & Reports:
The importance of gifted individuals
- Bruce Alberts, President - National Academy of Sciences
From the PKAL community:
Book excerpt-"Is this real science?"
- Tricia A. Ferrett, Professor of Chemistry - Carleton College (PKAL F21 member)
"I talk about my transformation as a teacher through my work with ChemLinks and creation of ChemConnections modules. I talk about the risks, rewards, strategies, surprises, and struggle to deal with student resistance and defying disciplinary norms."
Excerpt from Astronomy Education Review, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2004.
Resources from other sources:
What is leadership?
- Alexander W. Astin, Allan M. Cartter Professor of Higher Education & Director of the Higher Education Research Institute - University of California-Los Angeles
- Helen S. Astin, Professor of Higher Education & Associate Director of the Higher Education Research Institute - University of California-Los Angeles
Excerpt from "Leadership reconsidered: Engaging higher education in social change"
Twelve step recovery process for lectureholics
If you are addicted to lecturing, the advice in the essay by Jensen and Davidson suggests another approach to stepping back and considering how to transform the learning environment for you and your students.