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From the Center for Teaching Blog
May 17, 2013 — Ask Professor Pedagogy: Designing Learning Spaces
Ask Professor Pedagogy is a twice monthly advice column written by Center for Teaching staff. One aspect of our mission is to cultivate dialogue about teaching and learning, so we welcome questions and concerns that arise in the classroom; particularly...
May 16, 2013 — Social Pedagogies: Language Teaching with Google Earth and Wikis
by Andrew Greer, 2013 Teaching Certificate Recipient and 2012-13 SoTL Scholar Many of us have memories of foreign language classes with seemingly never-ending repetitions of semi-useful phrases. I remember learning German for years, only to be surprised by my lack...
May 15, 2013 — Tweets from the Celebration of Teaching: Scientists in the Classroom, Academic Inquiry, and Open Education
by CFT Director Derek Bruff When I attend an academic conference, I’m particularly active on Twitter, live-tweeting the conference by sharing observations, reflections, questions, and resources. A conference backchannel can provide a space for discussion and networking, share highlights from...
May 14, 2013 — Lessons from the Cumberland Project: Teaching Sustainability across the Curriculum
by Andrew Greer, 2013 Teaching Certificate Recipient and 2012-13 SoTL Scholar During the Celebration of Teaching on May 3, Jennifer Fay (Film Studies and English), James Fraser (HOD), and Larisa Grawe DeSantis (Earth and Environmental Sciences) discussed intriguing strategies to...
May 13, 2013 — Celebrating the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows
The following is a short speech delivered by Assistant Professor of Theatre, Christin Essin, at the May 3, 2013 Celebration of Teaching. In 2012-13, Christin was one of the Center for Teaching’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows. She delivered these remarks...