Online book club, classroom conflict, new teaching journal, cartoons, and 10 other ideas.

A MN State Online Book Group.

A book club focussed that hopes to help participants:

  • “access resources to understand how poverty positively & negatively affects our students
  • change course/campus policies to decrease barriers for financially-challenged students
  • use D2L Brightspace tools to increase learning and engagement
  • make connections with staff and faculty across the system.”

First book is Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance.

See attached flyer for more information. First meeting is February 24th.

Managing Classroom Conflict Webinar

“A free webinar from MN State on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10 am. Presented by Scott Goings, Assistant General Counsel. . . . The session offers guidance, resources and hands-on tips for faculty and administrators on common legal issues”

Attend webinar here. Hat tip Erin Daly and Joyce Esther.

New issue available

A new issue of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE) is now available online.  It’s free, online and open access: (Hat tip to Kim Johnson at the MN State Office)

“Creating Cartoons to Spark Engagement, Learning”

A blog post on just that. Hat tip Erin Daly.

Ten ideas for teaching

From the Techniques in Learning and Teaching blog at the University of MN. Quick ideas that you can teach now, and later. So sweet.




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