Small Teaching Series

based on the book Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang

All sessions will be held in the Milham Room (Harriet Irving Library) with the exception of the Feb. 6th session which will be held in Tilley, 303

The thread that binds together the sessions in the Small Teaching series is James Lang's book "Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning." Lang categorizes as small teaching:

  1. brief classroom activities (5-10 minutes),
  2. one-time interventions in a course (might take up a whole class period but only happens once),
  3. small modifications in course design or communication with your students.

Each session in the series focuses on one concept from cognitive theory and how it can be used in practice to enhance learning in your courses.

  1. Connecting (February 1st from 2:30 - 3:30, Magdalen Normandeau)
  2. Self-Explaining (February 6th from 3:00 – 4:00, Ben Newling)
  3. Motivating (February 13th from 11:30 – 12:30, Howard Li)
  4. Interleaving (February 20th from 1:00 – 2:00, Jon Sensinger)
  5. Practicing (February 26th from 12:30 – 1:30, Nancy Doiron-Maillet)
  6. Predicting (March 15th from 2:30 – 3:30, Yves Losier)
  7. Expanding (March 21st from 2:30 – 3:30, Barry Cull)
  8. Growing (March 29th from 1:00 – 2:00, Dion Durnford)
  9. Retrieving (April 5th from 2:30 – 3:30, Dan Blustein)