The Reinert Center invites you to read the first issue of our new ejournal Technology for Teaching. Technology for Teaching is a semi-annual publication from the Instructional Developer team in Saint Louis University's Reinert Center. Each issue will explore innovative ways technology might be used in teaching. It is available online at https://tinyurl.com/TechforTeachingSLU
Recently, the Reinert Center hosted two book group discussions on Claude Steele’s Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. A readable distillation of Steele’s social psychological research on stereotypes and identity (as well as subsequent research inspired by his work), the book can help us to understand educational performance gaps between… Continue reading What Should We Know about Stereotype Threat?
by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Mid-term can be a powerful time for reflection – reflection for you on how you’re experiencing your teaching, reflection for students on how they’re experiencing their learning. For students who have found course content challenging during the first half of the semester, it can be a time when the… Continue reading Fostering Self-Reflection at Mid-Term
Teaching with Technology: Effective Practices for Lecture/Lesson Capture March 3, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Des Peres 213 Ignatian Pedagogy Institute March 10, Il Monastero, St. Louise Room During this day-long institute, participants will increase and deepen their knowledge of Ignatian Pedagogy as an extension of Ignatian spirituality using the lens of imagination. Through multiple interactive sessions, participants will engage in… Continue reading Upcoming Events: March 2016
The Reinert Center is pleased to announce Fall 2016 Innovative Teaching Fellows. These fellows will work with the center’s instructional developers in the spring 2015 session to prepare for teaching in the learning studio in fall 2016. The fellows and their courses are: Chris Carroll, Ph.D., Civil Engineering “Structural Analysis” Cathleen Fleck, Ph.D, Fine and… Continue reading Reinert Center Announces Fall 2016 Innovative Teaching Fellows
The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning enthusiastically announces the newest members of our staff. Instructional Developer: James Fortney James has been teaching undergraduate courses on communication, identity, and difference for nearly a decade. Prior to joining the Center, he was faculty in the Department of Communication Studies at Western Washington University. He also… Continue reading The Reinert Center Welcomes New Staff
by Mitch Lorenz, Graduate Assistant, Reinert Center Following thoughtful class design, lecture preparation, online class portal updating, and first day of class clothing selection comes the time when we, as teachers, must step into the classroom and actually interact with students. Regardless of the degree of preparation, unexpected problems may arise as students begin to… Continue reading Embracing Challenging Students