Bloom’s Taxonomy for College Instructors

What Every College Instructor Needs to Know

I want to share some advice for creating assignments and writing test questions based on the work of Benjamin Bloom, specifically Bloom’s Taxonomy. Bloom’s Taxonomy is well known by many academics. However, unless you have studied education and teaching, you may not be familiar with it. Nevertheless, you should be!

Recently, I came across a website entitled TeacherVision®. It focuses on the needs of K-12 teachers, but there is quite a bit of information of value to college instructors. In fact, it has given me some ideas for future posts. This site includes useful information about Bloom’s Taxonomy. I recommend it to those of you who wish to learn more about Bloom’s Taxonomy basics without getting bogged down by the in-depth explanations one would encounter in a scholarly journal filled with highly academic jargon. ..... (read more)

Favorite The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Instructors

In a 7-part series that begins Saturday, April 2nd, I will explore how Steven Covey’s 7 habits can be practiced by college faculty, particularly those new to the art of teaching. I will show you how making Covey’s habits your habits will make you a better instructor.

What Do New College Instructors Want to Know?

Help for Adjuncts and New College Teachers

Why do I ask? I am looking for the topics that interest you readers. Here’s what I am wondering:

  • What do you want to read about?
  • Do you have some advice you would like me to post?
  • Do you have any specific questions?
  • What problems are you having?
  • Would you like me to send you money?

If you answered yes to the last question, this is the point where I could ask you for your bank account number and password so I can deposit huge suns of money directly in your account.  Hold off on that information.  I would prefer not to be arrested for Internet fraud.  😉 ..... (read more)

Connecting with Other Adjunct Instructors

Adjunct Social Networking with Blogs

A few weeks ago, I posted the following discussion question on the LinkedIn Group, Able Adjuncts:

Adjunct Hurdles & Pitfalls – I want to help adjunct faculty avoid the pitfalls I have observed. What helps adjuncts helps students and deans, like me. I would appreciate hearing what, in your opinion, those issues are so I can add them to my blog postings on www.adjunctassistance.com. ..... (read more)

Bloom’s Taxonomy

For years, Bloom’s Taxonomy has been near the top of the list of college teaching advice. Recently, I wrote another article on this subject.

Note: Before you spend more than $100 on a used copy of Bloom’s original book, I encourage you to purchase Steven Banks’s book: ..... (read more)