Bloom, Benjamin S., Ed., 1956. Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.,
Vol. I., The Cognitive Domain. New York: Longman.
NOTE: The above book is essential reading for
all people who teach. If you can't get (or would rather not read) this
short book, then do some research or take a QTII seminar on the basics of
the Cognitive Taxonomy. You can't teach effectively if you can't talk
about how people learn. This book is the foundation for all discussions of
Crosby, Philip B. (1979). Quality is Free: The Art of Making
Quality Certain. New York: New American Library.
NOTE: This book is one of those that's fun to
read while still teaching a necessary concept. Although the focus of this
book is not the teaching world, many of the precepts apply.
Gardiner, Lion F., Redesigning Higher Education: Producing
Dramatic Gains in Student Learning. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report
Volume 23, No. 7. Washington, D.C.: The George Washington University,
Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
NOTE: The above book is a MUST-READ for anyone
concerned about the current state of quality in higher education. Gardiner
has put his finger on four of the most critical needs in higher education
today, and his findings are solidly grounded in research.
McKeachie, Wilbert J., McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies,
Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. Boston:
NOTE: This book is another MUST-READ for
teachers at any level. McKeachie has refined this book through eleven
editions, and includes several chapters by noted education authorities.
Very readable and very helpful.