Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL)

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Email: ctel@washburn.edu, location: Morgan Hall 204, phone: 785.670.2835 (CTEL), hours: 9-3 Mon-Fri

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Teaching Circles

Teaching Circles (TC) are short-term focused book clubs. Browse through the list below and choose a TC that interests you.  Once you have registered to participate in a TC, please, stop by the C-TEL Office to pick up your book.  Participants will meet over coffee and snacks three times during a one-month period to discuss insights or challenges that emerge from the work.  This is a great, low-key opportunity to meet new colleagues and share ideas.  Please join us!

Space is limited, so please REGISTER TODAY!

 If you have ideas or suggestions for next year please let us know.

2017-2018 Schedule

September

Teaching Circle: Exploring Race in Predonminantly White Classrooms

Wednesday, September 6, 2:00-3:00
Wednesday, September 13, 2:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2:00-3:00pm
Morgan Hall room 205
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You only need to registered for this event (once you are registered on this event you will be automatically registered for all 3 dates).

We will be reading and discussing Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect (Routledge, 2014), edited by George Yancy and Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, a collection of essays that brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars of color to critically examine what it is like to explore race in predominantly white classrooms. It delves into the challenges academics face while dealing with the wide range of responses from both White students and students of color, and provides a powerful overview of how teachers of color highlight the continued importance and existence of race and racism. Exploring Race in Predominately White Classrooms is an essential resource for any educator interested in exploring race within the context of today’s classrooms.

The above description is adapted from this website: https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415836692


October

Teaching Circle: The Courage to Teach

Friday, October 20, 1:00-2:00
Friday, October 27, 1:00-2:00pm
Friday, November 3, 1:00-2:00pm
Morgan Hall room 203
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This book is for teachers who have good days and bad — and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life.


November

Teaching Circle: Teaching Naked

Thursday, November 2, 3:30-4:30
Thursday, November 9, 3:30-4:30pm
Thursday, November 16, 3:30-4:30pm
Morgan Hall room 203
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You've heard about "flipping your classroom"—now find out how to do it! Introducing a new way to think about higher education, learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. José Bowen recognizes that technology is profoundly changing education and that if students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize "naked" face-to-face contact with faculty. Here, he illustrates how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. Bowen offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments.


More to come...