Teaching Area Studies in Various Disciplines

25 April 2022

We all teach Latin American Studies and participated in a teaching circle this winter, focusing on best practices for teaching Latin American content or other area studies in courses in…

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Reading Circle: Trust in Numbers

18 April 2022

In summer 2021, we structured our Reading Circle around weekly discussions of Trust in Numbers by Theodore Porter, supplemented by additional readings (see Further reading below). We began this Reading…

Book cover of Trust in Numbers

Applying Teaching Techniques Across Disciplines

12 April 2022

Over the course of Winter 2022, we each observed the others’ teaching once. We met on a weekly basis to discuss these observations as well as other pedagogical techniques and…

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Teaching with Librarians

6 January 2022

As Carleton’s instruction librarians, we enjoy meeting new faculty, learning about their teaching, and discussing the ways we can support their classes. We see faculty-librarian partnerships as new ways to…

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Pedagogy in the Pandemic and Beyond: An Interview with Mija Van Der Wege

23 November 2021

The past year has been filled with pedagogical challenges, from transitioning to online or hybrid teaching and back, to fostering much-needed antiracism and equity in the classroom. But it has…

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Teaching in Troubled Times

25 March 2021

As you prepare for spring term, whether your focus is on courses, advising, or student support work, it feels important to think ahead to the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin…

Black Live Matter protesters assembled before the start of Derek Chauvin trial

Trauma Informed Teaching and Learning

10 March 2021

Dr. Mays Imad, a neuroscience professor at Pima Community College as well as their Teaching and Learning Center coordinator, recorded a webinar on trauma informed teaching and learning in April…

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Talking Politics in 2020

28 September 2020

The context for students’ participation in this fall’s elections is challenging. As Nancy Thomas, Director of the Institute on Higher Education and Democracy at the Tufts University Tisch College of…

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Finding the Excitement in Teaching Remotely: Doing CS with a Light Board

16 September 2020

Why would you build your own light board in your home office? It sounds exciting but how does it work and why should you consider doing it (or not)? I…

David Liben-Nowell teaching at a light board

Example of resilient course design for an interactive lecture course

7 August 2020

In thinking about fall term course planning, I had two strong responses: 1) I don’t know where to begin, and 2) It’s a lot of work to plan a course,…

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