Month: April 2019

Call for Applications: Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine

April 8, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently announced the official launch of the Academy of Educators. The Academy is an institutional collaboration of educators who together will foster a culture of educational excellence and an institutionally valued community of leaders in health science education. The Academy of Educators is accepting applications for membership […]

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Easier Isn’t Always Better When it Comes to Studying: Opinion

April 8, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“Effective learning requires a lot of hard work, and students–much like all humans–prefer things to be easy,” writes James M. Lang, professor of English and director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College, in a recent op-ed in The Chronicle of Higher Education. In the article, Lang focuses on interleaving, or studying […]

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Call for Proposals: Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference

April 5, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference (FTTC) planning committee is accepting proposals for its 2019 conference on September 26 & 27, 2019 at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. The committee is seeking presenters who can offer attendees both a vision of the impact and importance of their topic and concrete, practical examples […]

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Teaching Center Annual Recognition Reception – May 2019

April 4, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements

The Teaching Center will host our annual Graduate Student & Postdoc Recognition Reception on May 2, 2019. The reception will honor WashU graduate students and postdocs who have completed one or more of our professional development programs in 2018-2019. It will begin at 3:30, with awards handed out starting at 4pm. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Please […]

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Tips for Creating a Supportive Classroom

April 2, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / Inclusive Teaching & Learning /

Twenty percent of college students nationwide report ““symptoms indicative of clinical or subclinical PTSD,” according to a 2008 study, “Prevalence, Type, Disclosure, and Severity of Adverse Life Events in College Students” (Smyth et al., 2008) cited in a recent Faculty Focus article. The study points to the need for faculty to be cognizant of challenges […]

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