Month: May 2016

Bob Hansman leads tour of north St. Louis, April 2016

Making The City The Classroom

May 24, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Events / Resources for Teaching

Professor Bob Hansman has spent the past 25 years living and working in low-income African-American neighborhoods in St. Louis. His City Faces project, which began as an art-based program and transformed into mentoring, tutoring, and other services, has long offered opportunities for Washington University students to serve and learn from the St. Louis community. In […]

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Integrating Active Learning with Clickers: Tips from a Faculty Workshop

May 20, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Integrating Active Learning / Resources for Teaching

How do you work on a problem with 200 students at once? How can you find out what 200 students are thinking? You ask them to “click”! A group of faculty discussed integrating active learning with clickers in a workshop led by Shawn Nordell and Beth Fisher of The Teaching Center. “Clickers,” or Classroom Response […]

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Remembering Jim Davis

May 12, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff


The Teaching Center joins the Washington University community in remembering the leadership, kindness, and humor of James Davis, professor emeritus of political science, who died on April 29, 2016. A beloved teacher and colleague, Jim was the director of The Teaching Center between 1996 and 2001. Under Jim’s leadership, The Teaching Center expanded its classroom […]

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Lessons on Flipping the Classroom

May 9, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

Evidence-Based Strategies

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a collection of articles, “Guide to the Flipped Classroom” that offers some lessons learned by faculty. The “flipped” classroom has existed for decades. The simplest explanation of a flipped classroom is that the students do classwork at home and homework in class. For instance, students may watch a lecture […]

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