PsychTeacher™ is a moderated discussion list for teachers of psychology at all levels of education that is owned and operated by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Kennesaw State University hosts the list). PsychTeacher™ is designed to be a focused, rather than a freewheeling, discussion list on any topic that addresses issues specific to the teaching of psychology. All messages posted to the list are reviewed and approved by one of the Society's moderators prior to being distributed to the entire list membership. Like the editor of a newspaper or journal, moderators will have the prerogative to reject complete posts as being outside the scope of the list or ask posters to edit a message so that it fits the list's stated guidelines and rules. If the message is consistent with these guidelines and rules (subscribers will receive them when they first join the list), it will immediately be forwarded to the list.
This list focuses upon topics such as:
Examples of early discussions in PsychTeacher™ included strategies for teaching various courses (e.g., psychological testing and assessment, biopsychology, and social psychology), advice on grading and testing, evaluation strategies for oral presentations, and using popular movies and fiction as teaching tools.
An invited e-column, titled E-xcellence in Teaching, on a topic related to the teaching of psychology is posted to the list on a monthly basis during the academic year. List members are invited to respond and the e-column editors moderate the responses to the column. Bill Buskist (Auburn University) founded the column and moderated it from 2000-2003.
To join PsychTeacher™, you may either use either of these two options:
The PsychTeacher™ List Operators are Bill Hill at Kennesaw State University <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Ted Bosack <email@example.com>. The moderators of the list include Rick Froman, Tracy Zinn, Stacy Bjorkman, Alicia Briganti, William Altman, Krisztina Jakobsen, Stephanie Robinson, Chris M. Hakala, and Ted Bosack.