Violence, the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, and new ways of thinking about teaching.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will sponsor two events in the coming months.

At 3 p.m. on October 19th in P 0806A we will hold a roundtable discussion “Responding to Violence.” Topics will include domestic violence, responding to students who experience violence, understanding law enforcement perspectives on violence, addressing Veterans’ needs, Normandale’s institutional responses to violence on campus, and addressing violence as a workplace stressor. Experts on the topics will present some ideas after which there will be time for questions and discussion.

At 3 p.m. on November 16th in A 2556 we will hold a training on “The ABCs of the MN TCs.” The department of Advising and Counseling will explain how the transfer curriculum work and answer faculty questions. A vital session for anyone considering any courses before Academic Affairs & Standards Council (AA & SC).

Snacks and drinks at both events. Look for Outlook appointments. 

A minor gaggle of teacherly links

Would you like “Nine Ways to Improve Class Discussion?”

This Friday, October 9th the Minnesota Journalism Center will host a series of sessions on data visualizations. Free.

Are men and women equal participants in your discussions? Here’s a simple gender timer to chart the number of men and women in a class and record how long each gender speaks as percentage of the total time.

“The Thrill of (Near) Victory” An 3-minute NPR report from which I conclude that low-stakes learning games can motivate students to persevere in high-stakes learning activities.

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