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Thinking STEM, Teaching STEM: A Blog Series

January 23, 2015 — By Vivian Finch, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow Last fall Vanderbilt University partnered with the CIRTL Network and several other universities to create an open, online course for future and current STEM faculty, hosted on Coursera, titled “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM...... KEEP READING »

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CIRTL

CIRTL Network Development Opportunity

January 23, 2015 — The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL has opened registration for upcoming course opportunities. This is a free, online event for grad students and...... KEEP READING »

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just in time

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January 21, 2015 — Just in Time Teaching: Across the Disciplines, and Across the Academy by Scott Simkins Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) is a pedagogical approach that requires students to answer questions related to an upcoming class a few hours beforehand, using an online course...... KEEP READING »

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diffpowfnl

A New Guide on Teaching Students with Disabilities

January 20, 2015 — Students of all abilities and backgrounds want classrooms that are inclusive and convey respect. For those students with disabilities, the classroom setting may present certain challenges that need accommodation and consideration. The Center for Teaching has embarked upon a theme...... KEEP READING »

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Upcoming Faculty Teaching Visit with Craig Smith, Associate Professor in Psychology and Human Development Friday January 30th

January 16, 2015 — PSY-PC 1700: Social and Emotional Context of Cognition Craig Smith is Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development as well as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Peabody College. In PSY-PC 1700, he works with students to understand how the...... KEEP READING »

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CIRTL

CIRTL Network Development Opportunities

January 15, 2015 — The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL has opened registration for upcoming course opportunities. These are free, online events for grad students and post-docs...... KEEP READING »

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TAO 2012

Grad Students, Come Work at the CFT!

January 13, 2015 — Each year the Center for Teaching (CFT) hires a number of graduate students as part of its efforts to mentor and train graduate students, including those serving as teaching assistants or instructors of record here at Vanderbilt as well as...... KEEP READING »

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CIRTL

CIRTL Network Development Opportunities

January 12, 2015 — The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL has opened registration for upcoming course opportunities. These are free, online events for grad students and post-docs...... KEEP READING »

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Seminar on Effective Teaching Strategies for International Faculty

January 7, 2015 — Vanderbilt’s English Language Center is offering a seminar on effective teaching strategies for international faculty. Targeted toward faculty members who have a first language other than English, the seminar will help participants hone their teaching skills for the US university...... KEEP READING »

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james.rhem

Upcoming Converstation on Teaching with Dr. James Rhem Executive Editor, the National Teaching & Learning Forum: THE TEACHER IN THE MOVIES

January 7, 2015 — The Teacher in the Movies Friday, January 30th 2:30-4:00 Vanderbilt Center for Teaching 1114 19th Ave. South. 3rd Floor James Rhem, Ph.D. Executive Editor, The National Teaching and Learning Forum Everyone carries an image of the teacher within them.  Just...... KEEP READING »

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Megan-Myers

Call for Proposals – Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives: Filling the Void

January 6, 2015 — Guest Post by Megan Myers, Co-President of the GSMLA If you are not a Graduate Student in the French and Italian, German, or Spanish and Portuguese Departments here at Vanderbilt, you likely have not heard of the Graduate Student Modern...... KEEP READING »

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Willingham book

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December 29, 2014 — Why Don’t Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom by Daniel T. Willingham Faculty will learn the importance of story, emotion, memory, context and routine in building...... KEEP READING »

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