The Little Orange Book captures reflections and tips on teaching and learning from the sixteen members of the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
Its many vignettes span a wide range of topics and teaching interests, from establishing a safe learning space to classroom silences, from curriculum development to modeling the best teachers, and from giving thanks to those teachers who came before us to leaving our own legacies.
The Little Orange Book is the perfect text for first-time college instructors who are just getting started on their instructional careers, as well as longtime faculty who have many experiences in the college-level classroom. This book is written exclusively by members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers for the UT System.
This program of recognition for teaching excellence started in 2013, and there are now a total of seventeen faculty members from across the UT System in the academy.
To the editors' knowledge, this is the only system-wide academy of teaching excellence in the entire nation.