Engaging All Learners

Habits of Thought and Practice: Examining the Lecture (Part 1 of 3)

by Katie Beres, Instructional Liaison Growing as instructors requires reflecting on our habits: habits of thought and practice. I define a habit as an internalized behavior or thought process. For many of us, we were taught with lecture as a primary learning strategy. Lecture is a habit that many of us are revisiting as we… Continue reading Habits of Thought and Practice: Examining the Lecture (Part 1 of 3)

Weekly Reflection

Weekly Reflection Podcast 9: Learning through Risk Taking

by Gina Merys, Assistant Director for Faculty & Graduate Student Development, Reinert CTTL This is the Weekly Reflection podcast from Saint Louis University’s Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Each week, we focus on a topic that fits with our theme for the 2012-2013 academic year, Engaging All Learners. Each reflection loosely follows the five-part… Continue reading Weekly Reflection Podcast 9: Learning through Risk Taking

Engaging All Learners

Culture Shock in the College Classroom: It’s Not Just for International Students

by Debra Lohe, Director With the growing number of international students in American universities, we hear a lot about the “culture shock” they experience in the classroom.  Expectations for everything from classroom participation to faculty-student interactions to collaborative learning to writing and academic integrity may differ greatly from their home countries, and students often are… Continue reading Culture Shock in the College Classroom: It’s Not Just for International Students

Weekly Reflection

Weekly Reflection Podcast 8: Relying on Trust to Guide Our Methods

by Gina Merys, Assistant Director for Faculty & Graduate Student Development, Reinert CTTL This is the Weekly Reflection podcast from Saint Louis University’s Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Each week, we focus on a topic that fits with our theme for the 2012-2013 academic year, Engaging All Learners. Each reflection loosely follows the five-part… Continue reading Weekly Reflection Podcast 8: Relying on Trust to Guide Our Methods

Upcoming Events

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference, Nov. 1-2, 2012

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design Interested in exploring collaborative course design, authentic technology-enhanced assessment methods, and strategies for integrating purposeful learning technologies into online, blended, and face-to-face classes? Look no further than the annual regional conference, Focus on Teaching & Technology (FTTC) hosted by the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Center for Teaching… Continue reading Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference, Nov. 1-2, 2012

Weekly Reflection

Weekly Reflection Podcast 7: Using the Exam Review Session for Learning

by Gina Merys, Assistant Director for Faculty & Graduate Student Development, Reinert CTTL This is the Weekly Reflection podcast from Saint Louis University’s Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Each week, we focus on a topic that fits with our theme for the 2012-2013 academic year, Engaging All Learners. Each reflection loosely follows the five-part… Continue reading Weekly Reflection Podcast 7: Using the Exam Review Session for Learning

Teaching with Technology

What’s On Our Minds Lately: The Instructional Design Team

A Manifesto for Teaching Online Link: http://onlineteachingmanifesto.wordpress.com/ We could write a lot about this but if you’re thinking about teaching online, we suggest printing it out and pinning it someplace where you can spend some time contemplating it.   Infographics in the Classroom Link: http://www.queness.com/post/9942/how-to-design-your-own-infographics Should we be requiring our students to organize their thoughts and… Continue reading What’s On Our Minds Lately: The Instructional Design Team