Would you like to discuss a book about teaching and learning this summer with UWM colleagues? If so, you’re in luck! The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is providing the opportunity for UWM instructors to meet and discuss a book focused on pedagogical strategies and approaches. These informal reading groups will not be facilitated by CETL staff; instead, participants will work together to determine a reading and meeting schedule, but it is recommended that the group meets at least two times over the summer. Books will be provided by CETL at no charge, and participants will be asked to complete a brief survey at the end of the summer.
If interested, please complete the Summer Book Group interest form by April 16, 2018. After May 1, CETL will provide the contact information to all registrants, who will be responsible for organizing themselves.
In the Summer Book Group interest form, you will be asked to rank the following books about teaching and learning. CETL will provide the results of the book rankings to the group, and the group should decide on which book to read and discuss.
Books to consider include:
- Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, by Elizabeth Barkley
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth
- Dynamic Lecturing: Research-based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness, by Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek
- Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education, by Charity Johansson and Peter Felten
- Teaching the Whole Student, edited by David Schoem, et al.
- The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning, by James E. Zull
Please contact the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning with any questions or concerns.