At Nelson Education, our goal is to enable the success of Canadian educators and students. In order to meet this goal, our publishing team takes a research-based approach to the development of instructor resources that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking.

NETA Engagement presents materials that help instructors deliver engaging content and activities to their classes. Instead of instructor's manuals that regurgitate chapter outlines and key terms from the text, NETA Enriched Instructor's Manuals (EIMs) provide genuine assistance to teachers.

The Enriched Instructor's Manuals answer questions like What should students learn?, Why should students care?, and What are some common student misconceptions and stumbling blocks? EIMs not only identify the topics that cause students the most difficulty but also describe techniques and resources to help students master these concepts. Dr. Roger Fisher's Instructor's Guide to Classroom Engagement (IGCE) accompanies every Enriched Instructor's Manual. Drs. Tanya Noel, Tamara Kelly, and Julie Clark of York University developed the pedagogical model for Nelson Education’s Enriched Instructor’s Manuals.

About the Author


Dr. Roger Fisher has been an educator in Canada for over 35 years. He has taught at the elementary, secondary, community college, and university levels, and is currently a Professor/Researcher at Fanshawe College.

Dr. Fisher’s publications include Scholarship of College Teaching: Research Opportunities in the New Millennium (2005); Faculty Participation in Research at Canadian Colleges: A National Survey (2008); The College Advantage: Private Sector Innovation and Highly Qualified Personnel (2008); and Factors Affecting Attrition at a Canadian College (2010). He has been commissioned to write reports on a range of college issues by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), Industry Canada’s Higher Education Research and Development Policy Directorate, and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).
Dr. Fisher also authored Ontario’s first provincially approved college certification program in college teaching, and is currently commissioned by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) to report on Literacy Assessment and Programming at Ontario Colleges.


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