Learning@Lehman Weekly Digest November 30, 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:

Can the Student Course Evaluation Be Redeemed?


Introductory Course Improvements and “The Evolution of Everything”


Getting Beyond the Menu: Faculty Lead General Education Innovations at William and Mary


Faculty development activities:

Lehman College Community & Jazz Band: Winter Performance

Tuesday, December 1, 12:30-1:30

Music 330

General Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, December 2, 3:30-5 p.m.

East Dining Room, Music Building

CUNY IT Conference (free registration)

Thursday, December 3. 12-5 p.m.

Friday, December 4, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street

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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