by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Four years ago this week, I came to SLU from what some might call a highly secular institution. At that time, I had no personal experience with Jesuit institutions, no real sense of what the educational mission of the Jesuits entailed. I did not know the long tradition of… Continue reading Teaching at a Jesuit Institution: Thoughts for Those New to SLU
by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center This week, with move-in underway, most of the campus is focused on the arrival of new undergraduates. It's easy to do that: they're fresh and new and starting a journey that will take them to unexpected places. For us here in the Reinert Center, though, we're thinking more about… Continue reading From Intuition to Intention
by Debie Lohe, Director, CTTL Here in the Reinert Center, we talk a lot about teaching that transforms – that is, teaching that changes people, altering fundamentally the way learners understand themselves and others, the way they engage in and contribute to their larger world. But transformation is a tall order (especially for those of… Continue reading What is Transformational Teaching, and How Do I Do It?
by Debra Rudder Lohe For the last several weeks, I’ve felt – and many SLU faculty have affirmed this sense – that the end of the semester was both speeding at me like a locomotive and slowing like an unwinding watch. Some days, it was hard to believe May was actually here; others, it seemed… Continue reading In Search of Renewal
by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert CTTL Mid-semester is a good time to take to take a few quiet moments to reflect on how your courses are going and to set some intentions for the second half of the term. At this point, you’ve probably figured out that many of your intentions to be more interesting,… Continue reading Mid-Semester Reflection
by Debra Rudder Lohe, PhD, CTTL Director On Sunday, I received the news that Dr. Cheryl Cavallo – faculty emerita in the Program for Physical Therapy here at SLU – had lost her long, difficult battle with cancer. This news is sad for all who had the great pleasure of knowing Cheryl, and for us here… Continue reading Remembering Dr. Cheryl Cavallo
by Debie Lohe, Director for the Reinert CTTL As we head into a new year (and a new semester), I have been contemplating resolutions, like many of you. Most years, I enter the early days of January with a resolution or twelve, for all the changes I’ll make, all the walks I’ll take, all the books… Continue reading A Resolution for the New Year: More Mindful Teaching
by Debie Lohe, Director for the Reinert CTTL As the fall semester winds down, I want to take a moment to reflect on the semester we’ve had and to wish everyone speedy grading, safe travels, and peaceful holidays. Earlier this month, we held our Fall Certificate Ceremony in the Pere Marquette Gallery, which celebrated the… Continue reading Celebrations, Reflections, and Warm Wishes from the CTTL
by Debra Rudder Lohe, Director, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning If you’re new to the context of a Jesuit institution, you are probably wondering, What’s a Jesuit? And how does a Jesuit university differ from other kinds of schools? And perhaps even more important, for many, is the question, What do the religious… Continue reading Teaching at a Jesuit University: A Brief Introduction
by Debra Rudder Lohe, Director Greetings from the newly-christened Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Officially, this year marks the 15th anniversary for the Center (formerly, the Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence), but the fact is, we’ve been transforming teaching at Saint Louis University even longer than that. Twenty years ago,… Continue reading Transforming Teaching and Learning at SLU for 15 years: Or is it 20?