March

Writing a Teaching Philosophy: First Steps
Whitney Zimmerman and Stephen Van Wert
Monday, 3/2/2015, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park

Teaching philosophy statements are commonly used in the hiring and tenure processes. But it can be challenging to put your “philosophy” into words. Perhaps you are not sure if you even have a philosophy. This interactive workshop, presented by Graduate Consultants Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman, is designed to help you begin articulating and developing your statement of teaching philosophy.

Takeaways: Focal questions for drafting a teaching philosophy; examples to consider.

Enhancing Student Motivation
Thursday, 3/19/2015, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

Wondering why some students aren't as enthusiastic about your class as you are? Students may enroll in your class with many reasons and levels of motivation, which can be challenging to address. In this workshop, join Graduate Consultants Steve Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman to tackle this challenge and identify strategies you can use in your own classroom to encourage motivation.

Takeaways: Teaching strategies to enhance motivation in your own classroom.

Enhancing Student Motivation
Monday, 3/23/2015, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park

Wondering why some students aren't as enthusiastic about your class as you are? Students may enroll in your class with many reasons and levels of motivation, which can be challenging to address. In this workshop, join Graduate Consultants Steve Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman to tackle this challenge and identify strategies you can use in your own classroom to encourage motivation.

Takeaways: Teaching strategies to enhance motivation in your own classroom.

Facilitating Group Work in the Classroom
Thursday, 3/26/2015, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

Including a group activity in your class, though challenging to facilitate, can be a rewarding learning experience for your students. Join Graduate Consultants Steve Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman for strategies and guidelines for effectively facilitating group work in your classroom.

Takeaways: Guidelines and strategies for facilitating group work.

Facilitating Group Work in the Classroom
Monday, 3/30/2015, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
7A Sparks Building, University Park

Including a group activity in your class, though challenging to facilitate, can be a rewarding learning experience for your students. Join Graduate Consultants Steve Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman for strategies and guidelines for effectively facilitating group work in your classroom.

Takeaways: Guidelines and strategies for facilitating group work.