Learning@Lehman October 26-November 1, 2015

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of this week’s faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

Make Your Office Hours a Requirement


Lecture Me. Really.


Transforming a Course…



Faculty development activities:

Teaching with Your Mouth Shut brown bag lunch discussion

Tuesday, October 27, 12:30-1:30, Old Gym 118

“Writing with a Burning Pen,” Marie Celie-Agnant lecture

Tuesday, October 27, 3:30-5, Carman C-36

Associate Faculty Funding Forum

Thursday, October 29, 3-5, Music 330

Thinking through Quality Questioning workshop

(please RSVP to gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu)

Friday, October 30, 10-2, Carman B81


This week’s teaching strategy:

Think Break – Ask a rhetorical question, and then allow 20 seconds for students to think about the problem before you go on to explain. This technique encourages students to take part in the problem-solving process even when discussion isn’t feasible. Having students write something down (while you write an answer also) helps assure that they will in fact work on the problem.

(from Kevin Yee, “Interactive Techniques,” 2007)


Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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