Teaching What You Don’t Know

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Oftentimes, in our AI teaching responsibilities or early teaching careers, we may be called upon to teach content outside of our area of expertise.  Maybe you are an ecologist assisting a microbiology course for the first time. Or a you are a literature scholar teaching writing for the first time. […]

Adopting Inclusive Language Practices in the Classroom

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

In this virtual conversation, we will consider the importance of adopting inclusive language practices in the classroom. In particular, we will focus on best practices for addressing students, suggestions for adoption of gender inclusive alternatives to binary assumptive language, and suggestions for inclusive descriptive language practices. We will also consider […]

Teaching What You Don’t Know

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Oftentimes, in our AI teaching responsibilities or early teaching careers, we may be called upon to teach content outside of our area of expertise.  Maybe you are an ecologist assisting a microbiology course for the first time. Or a you are a literature scholar teaching writing for the first time. […]

GSPD Reading Community Fall 2021: Small Teaching (Second Edition)

  • Graduate Student/Postdoc Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Join fellow advanced-level graduate students, postdocs, and Teaching Center staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning! The Graduate Student Postdoc Reading Community (GSPD RC) discussion this fall will focus on chapters from the newly revised and updated Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of […]

Pandemic Lessons Panel (Student Perspectives)

  • Panel Discussion
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Join a panel of Wash U students as they reflect on their experiences over the past 18-months of pandemic teaching and learning.  They will share which class policies, procedures, and assessment practices helped their learning and also discuss those that made it more challenging.  They will also discuss aspects of […]

Teaching Students How to Read and Critically Evaluate Scientific Literature

  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Learning how to critically read and interpret scientific literature is an important skill for students to gain in their education and necessary for their continued success in STEM fields. However, as instructors, we must recognize that this is a new kind of writing that students may be unfamiliar reading or […]

Assisting Students in Distress

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

As we move through the middle of the semester, we are in a time when students increasingly struggle to maintain their mental health and well-being. In this workshop for graduate students and postdocs, we will discuss signs that a student may be in distress and work through a variety of […]

Fall 2021 Faculty Reading Community: Small Teaching (Second Edition)

  • Faculty Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Due to demand, registration for the faculty reading community is now closed. Should you still wish to participate, please contact Meg Gregory at meggregory@wustl.edu. Join colleagues and Center for Teaching and Learning staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning! The Faculty Reading Community (FRC) discussion […]

Bringing Self Care into Your Teaching

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

It can be easy to fall into the trap of focusing on the negatives in teaching—the day the room projector wouldn't work, the student who complained about a grade, the class activity that didn't go as planned. In this virtual conversation for faculty, we will discuss easy-to-use strategies to help […]

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion at WashU

  • Faculty Workshop
January Hall Rm 110
Event For:
  • Faculty

In this workshop for WashU faculty, we will discuss the teaching philosophy statement component needed as part of documents prepared for promotion at the university. We will examine conventions associated with such statements, describe concrete aspects of your teaching to address in your statement, and offer a space to brainstorm […]

Fostering a Positive Classroom Climate

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

While the classroom can offer a space for open, respectful dialogue, it can also feel isolating or even hostile for student learners. What can instructors do to make the classroom a space for positive, fruitful collaboration? What does it take to create a truly inclusive classroom climate? In this workshop, […]

GSPD Reading Community Fall 2021: Small Teaching (Second Edition)

  • Graduate Student/Postdoc Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Join fellow advanced-level graduate students, postdocs, and Teaching Center staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning! The Graduate Student Postdoc Reading Community (GSPD RC) discussion this fall will focus on chapters from the newly revised and updated Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of […]

Fall 2021 Faculty Reading Community: Small Teaching (Second Edition)

  • Faculty Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Due to demand, registration for the faculty reading community is now closed. Should you still wish to participate, please contact Meg Gregory at meggregory@wustl.edu. Join colleagues and Center for Teaching and Learning staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning! The Faculty Reading Community (FRC) discussion […]

Creating a Teaching Portfolio

  • Job Market Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

For teaching-focused positions, it’s common on the academic job market to be asked for “evidence of teaching effectiveness” or a “teaching portfolio.” In this workshop for graduate students and postdocs, participants will identify key components of a teaching portfolio and discover appropriate structures and organizational strategies for their teaching related […]

When to Flip your Classroom using Lecture Videos

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

The sets of lecture videos that you have recorded over the last semester could be useful for "flipping" your class, where your students watch videos before class and then use class time to engage in other learning activities. We will discuss how you could flip some or all of your […]

Motivating Student Learners

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Students who are motivated learn more learn better than those whose interests, attention, and self-esteem lag during the semester. Participants in this advanced-level workshop will examine the various factors which in recent research on social belonging and affect have been found to shape student motivation in the classroom. They will […]

Asking Questions to Improve Learning

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Asking questions during class can promote student engagement, foster reflection, and serve as real-time feedback to both students and instructors about where students are at in their learning. However, not all questions are created equally, and not all questioning strategies are effective. This workshop for graduate students and postdocs will […]

Making Student Evaluations Meaningful

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Student evaluations can be stressful, but they also have the potential to provide useful feedback about our teaching. How can we make the most out of the student evaluation process? In this workshop, we'll discuss the role of student evaluations in reflective teaching, how to promote fairness in evaluations, and […]

GSPD Reading Community Fall 2021: Small Teaching (Second Edition)

  • Graduate Student/Postdoc Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Join fellow advanced-level graduate students, postdocs, and Teaching Center staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning! The Graduate Student Postdoc Reading Community (GSPD RC) discussion this fall will focus on chapters from the newly revised and updated Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of […]

Engaging in Equity Pedagogy in STEM Classrooms

  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

The STEM education literature suggests that students who are subjected to negative racialized or gendered marginalization in their courses experience a loss in academic motivation and persistence toward their STEM career goals.  The goal of this workshop is to examine the different ways marginalization shows up in our classroom spaces […]

Fall 2021 Faculty Reading Community: Small Teaching (Second Edition)

  • Faculty Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Due to demand, registration for the faculty reading community is now closed. Should you still wish to participate, please contact Meg Gregory at meggregory@wustl.edu. Join colleagues and Center for Teaching and Learning staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning! The Faculty Reading Community (FRC) discussion […]