Better Teaching @ MIT
Dr. Lori Breslow, Director, Teaching and Learning Laboratory
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
A series of lunchtime workshops designed to help MIT instructors teach better. We'll talk to some of MIT’s best teachers about how they teach, get some advise on teamwork from MIT coaches, look at how to engage students in productive classroom discussion, and other topics. Workshops are open to all members of the MIT community.
Contact: Cindy Dernay Tervalon, 5-122, x3-3371, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 24, 12-01:00pm, 4-153
Planning and Running Recitations
Lori Breslow, Ph.D.
Do you want to create a classroom environment that encourages student questioning, discussion, and real-time experimentation? This session will look at ways to get students talking, doing things, and learning both from you and each another.
Tue Jan 25, 12-01:00pm, 4-153
Coaches Teach the Teachers
Lori Breslow, Ph.D., Moderator
Many of the skills athletic coaches use in working with their players are skills that teachers can and should use to help students learn. Come hear what MIT’s award-winning coaches can tell us about motivating and teaching them to work in teams.
Wed Jan 26, 12-01:00pm, 4-153
Special Considerations for Teaching in the Multicultural Classroom
Jane Dunphy, Director, English Language Studies
MIT's cultural diversity is an exciting resource. If handled sensitively, it can enrich the Institute's educational and intellectual life. Handled poorly, it can present an obstacle to productive participation of MIT students. Here, we will discuss strategies to increase understanding and effective management of the multicultural class room.
Thu Jan 27, 12-01:00pm, 4-153
How to Speak
Professor Patrick Winston
Every instructor needs to present his or her material in an enthusiastic, positive, coherent way to reach students effectively. Information must be conveyed in a relaxed, honest, and focused manner and be clear enough to be understood. MIT's legendary Patrick Winston presents his renowned session on how to do just that!
Fri Jan 28, 12-01:00pm, 4-153
Latest update: 20-Jan-2005