For new chemistry professors/instructors in chemistry departments. Meant as a quick read to get an overview of the issues that should be addressed as you prepare to teach or as a reference to answer specific questions that have arisen as you teach, this book is comparable to sitting down with a colleague in the department and talking through some ideas, or gaining some pointers on how to avoid common pitfalls. It is the one single place, a new chemistry professor or any new professor, can go to find practical information on how to teach and how to prepare for teaching their first course. Broad and varied perspectives-Chapters are written by both established experts in the field and by new professors within their first couple of years of teaching. New professors are likely to find something to relate to the various content areas and varied presentation. End-of-chapter references. Give the new professor direction toward further reading and more detail. Informal author biographies -Preceding each chapter. Outline the authors' professional experiences and accomplishments as they relate to the topics to be covered. Teaching focus-Each chapter addresses a specific teaching issue with a "how to" approach. New professors gain insight into the mechanics of teaching, through checkpoints and guidelines that inform new faculty as they begin to teach.