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Making an Impact: Facilitating Student Success with Lessons from Instructional Communication and Educational Psychology

Author(s): San Bolkan

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2017

Pages: 310

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Flourish as an instructor by learning about what behaviors lead to student success!

Making an Impact: Facilitating Student Success with Lessons from Instructional Communication and Educational Psychology helps readers become better instructors by changing the way they think about their interactions with students.

Written from the perspective of improving instruction, Making an Impact covers topics including: students’ self-control, achievement motivation, teacher misbehaviors, retention and transfer, cognitive load, clarity, self-determination, teacher charisma, and transformational leadership in the classroom.

Making an Impact is an entertaining and practical text that covers extensive literature and presents complex topics in lessons that are easy to understand and enjoyable to read.

Making an Impact: Facilitating Student Success with Lessons from Instructional Communication and Educational Psychology:

  • Integrates some of the most important empirical research to help readers understand the latest trends in instructional communication and educational psychology.
  • Covers topics focused on three major themes related to student success including students’ capacity, opportunity, and motivation to do well in class.
  • Provides concrete advice on how readers can employ specific behaviors to improve their instruction.

Introduction 

About the Author 

CHAPTER 1 COWs 
COWs 
Capacity
Opportunity
Willingness
Which aspect?
Summary

SECTION I CAPACITY 
CHAPTER 2 Self-Control 

What Is Self-Control? 
Self-Control in Academic Settings 
Can You Help Students Exercise Self-Control? 
Alerting and self-consequating
Self-binding
Cue avoidance
Long-term goals
Content relevance
Summary 

CHAPTER 3 Achievement Orientation
The Achievement Orientations
Facilitating the “Good” Achievement Orientations
Response efficacy: Incremental versus entity theorists
Self-efficacy
Summary

CHAPTER 4 Teacher Misbehaviors 
Teacher Misbehaviors
Student Feedback
Protection motivation
Reducing costs
Increasing the perceived effectiveness of feedback
No problem too small
Summary

SECTION II OPPORTUNITY
CHAPTER 5 Retention and Transfer

How Do Students Learn? 
Retention
How to promote retention
Transfer
Understanding
Applying
Analyzing
Evaluating
Creating
Feedback
Summary

CHAPTER 6 Cognitive Load
Cognitive Load
Three loads
Germane load
Intrinsic load
Extraneous load
Additivity Hypothesis
What Can You Do?
Increase students’ germane load
Becoming a translator
Multimedia
Decrease students’ extraneous load
Modality
Split attention
Worked examples
Segmenting, signaling, coherence, redundancy and redundancy
Teacher clarity
Summary

CHAPTER 7 Clarity
Dude, Will I Cuddle Strangers?
Disfluency
Working memory overload
Interaction
Coherence
Structure
Summary

SECTION III WILLINGNESS
CHAPTER 8 Self-Determination

The Three Needs
Organismic Integration
Benefits of autonomous motivation
What Can You Do?
Competence
Relatedness
Autonomy
Summary

CHAPTER 9 Charisma
What Is Charisma?
Charisma in the Classroom
Delivery
Nonverbal immediacy
Humor
Relationship formation
Confirmation
Caring
Summary

CHAPTER 10 Intellectual Stimulation
Intellectual Stimulation
What does it do and how does it work?
What Can You Do?
Interactive teaching style
Challenging students
Encouraging independent thought
Summary

Conclusion

Index
 

San Bolkan

San Bolkan (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2007) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Long Beach. His research has been published widely and covers subjects related to instructional communication including topics such as teacher clarity, student motivation, and transformational leadership in the classroom.

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