Let's Talk About Teaching and Learning
We honor the expertise, wisdom, experience, and professionalism of
our faculty. We are our most valuable resource. When we talk to each
other about teaching and learning, we learn from and inspire each
other to be better teachers.
What are they? These 50-minute sessions are an
opportunity for faculty and whoever is interested to get together
and talk about teaching. They are grassroots and loosely organized.
I hope that session topics naturally evolve from our conversations.
They are one avenue to articulate academic excellence at MPC.
What they are not.
-An effort to tell you how to teach.
-Preaching of one person's idea of academic excellence.
-An effort to get you to write down SLOs.
-What somebody else thinks are "best practices."
When are they? They will be scheduled at various
times throughout the semester as demand warrants.
Possible topics. In no particular order: critical
thinking, assessment strategies, motivating students, providing
alternative perspectives in the classroom, telling students what you
think versus teaching students to think for themselves,
"What I Did at the Carmel Authors Festival"
with Alicia O'Neill, Anita Johnson, Marianne Ide
(confirmed so far)
Thursday November 15
Sam Karas Room
This session is designed to share what these
faculty members learned or experienced at the festival. Should be
from Alicia O'Neill
Read it and find out what she might have had in