Center of Excellence for Teaching & Learning
 

Reading Circles

The CETL offers several Reading Circles each semester that give faculty the opportunity to read and discuss books related to teaching and learning. Each Reading Circle typically meets 4-5 times throughout the semester, either weekly or bi-weekly.

Spring 2020

Reading Circle #1: The ABCs of How We Learn

Based on a popular Stanford University course, "The ABCs of How We Learn" uses everyday language, engaging examples, humor, and solid evidence, to describe 26 unique ways that students learn. Each chapter offers a concise and approachable breakdown of one way people learn, how it works, how we know it works, how and when to use it, and what mistakes to avoid. The book presents learning research in a way that educators can creatively translate into exceptional lessons and classroom practice.

  • Dates: Mondays: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9
  • Time: 1-2pm
  • Location: BB 304H
  • Facilitator: Lisa Arter

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Reading Circle #3: Small Teaching

We'd all like to improve our teaching with research-based, cognitive theory on how students learn, but as busy professionals, we need practical, accessible tips rather than long-winded theories to make those desired changes a reality. James Lang's "Small Teaching" provides just that – accessible but powerful changes that can be implemented one class period at a time. Join us for a reading circle that bridges cognitive theory with the real-world classroom environment.

  • Dates: Fridays: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/13
  • Time: 4-5pm
  • Location: BB 304H
  • Facilitator: Caitlin Gerrity

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