The Professional Reading Series promotes the idea that effective, student-centered teaching and learning requires a commitment not only to improving and assessing one’s daily practice but, also, to dedicating time and energy to reading and reflecting upon pedagogical best practices and emerging educational technologies, and remaining conversant with the latest scholarship of teaching and learning research.
If faculty or staff are interested in facilitating a school, department, or learning community reading series under the sponsorship of the CEITL&DE, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2023 Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It rethinks the practice of teaching, revealing how educators can structure their classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where they can actively cultivate their students’ attention.
Spring 2023 Mindset: The New Psychology of Success discusses the simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. Research has shown that it’s possible to teach students how to develop a growth mindset – as a result, student engagement and performance can markedly improve.
Fall 2022 Teach Students How to Learn gives instructors strategies they can incorporate to teach students how to learn so they can significantly increase their learning and performance and create students who begin to think critically and take responsibility for their learning.
Fall 2021 Super Courses tells the fascinating story of enterprising college, graduate school, and high school teachers who are using evidence-based approaches to spark deeper levels of learning, critical thinking, and creativity―whether teaching online, in class, or in the field.
Spring 2021 Small Teaching Online explores the unique challenges of online instruction and provided opportunities for faculty to share small teaching strategies they incorporate into their online classrooms.