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Teaching Skills

Approaches to Teaching and Learning: A Scholarly Perspective
Dr. Keith Trigwell, Oxford University
Tue Jan 27, 03:30-05:00pm, 9-151

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

How can what we teach be informed by what we know about student learning? The approach to university teaching presented in this talk begins with the idea that teaching involves much more than what happens in the classroom or on-line. It includes planning, thinking about context, molding content, and reflecting on the teaching process. While there is variation in the ways teachers think about teaching, Dr. Trigwell will present research that shows some approaches to teaching lead to more learning than others.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/tll
Contact: Cindy Dernay Tervalon, 5-122, x3-3371, cdernay@mit.edu
Sponsor: Teaching and Learning Lab

Better Teaching @ MIT
Dr. Lori Breslow, Director, Teaching and Learning Laboratory
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none

A series of lunchtime workshops designed to help TAs and other MIT instructors teach better. This year's topics, which have been especially selected based on feedback from a survey of MIT's teaching assistants, include how to plan recitations, lead discussions, and make presentations. Workshops are open to all members of the MIT community.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/tll
Contact: Cindy Dernay Tervalon, 5-122, x3-3371, cdernay@mit.edu
Sponsor: Teaching and Learning Lab

Tech's Top Teachers Talk Turkey
Dr. Lori Breslow, Moderator
This year's Better Teaching series kicks off with a session in which some of MIT's best teachers—
both faculty and teaching assistants—talk about how to teach well.
Mon Jan 26, 12-01:00pm, 9-151

Presentations and Presence: How to Make an Impact with Your Students
Archie Roberts, Executive Director, The Gestalt Group, MIT
In this workshop, we’ll pay attention to specific, learnable presentation skills that you can incorporate immediately into your teaching.
Tue Jan 27, 12-01:00pm, 9-151

Planning Recitations
Dina Gould Halme, Ph.D.
Come learn strategies for making sure your recitations meet your students' needs, cover the important ideas in the course, and foster students' interest in the subject.
Wed Jan 28, 12-01:00pm, 9-151

Learning to Teach to Different Genders, Ethnicities and Cultures
Peter Dourmashkin, Ph.D. and Kathy Krysiak, Esq., Moderators
MIT is an incredibly diverse place to study. With a panel of students, workshop participants will explore how diversity can be used to improve learning, as well as some challenges it can pose.
Thu Jan 29, 12-01:00pm, 9-151

Facilitating Classroom Discussions—Motivating Students to Speak in Class
Jane Dunphy, Director, English Language Studies
Educators agree that a successful class discussion is participatory and productive--something that's not always easy to achieve. In this workshop, we will discuss techniques to prepare for and conduct effective classroom discussions.
Fri Jan 30, 12-01:00pm, 9-151

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