Engaging Diverse Learners: Teaching Strategies for Academic Librarians, 1st Edition

  • Mark Aaron Polger
  • Scott Sheidlower
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440838518
  • ISBN-13: 9781440838514
  • DDC: 025.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This book connects teaching practical strategies and ideas with educational theories to give you techniques to use in the classroom to capture students' attention and engage them with instruction. Coauthors Mark Aaron Polger and Scott Sheidlower argue that in order to grab–and hold onto—students' attention, instructors must get their interest right from the beginning. The techniques they suggest explain how to take into consideration the range of different learning styles students may have, how to accommodate students with different English language skills or abilities, and how to successfully work with individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds or from different technologically adapted generations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
A Short Introduction: “OMG,” Another Library Lesson.
1: Defining Engagement.
2: The Generations of Learners.
3: Examining Diverse Learning Groups.
4: Teaching Techniques That Engage Learners.
5: Engaging beyond the Library Classroom.
6: Understanding Disengagement.
7: Marketing Information Literacy through Successful Engagement Practices.
About the Author.