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Fall 2017 Book

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang. We began discussing the first part of this book this past Spring. But, join now to focus on the second half of the work. Need a copy? Contact fdic@eiu.edu and we'll reserve a free hardback for you to pick up at our office! 

 

 

Spark of LearningThe Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion by Sara Cavanagh. We began discussing the first part of this book this fall. Need a copy? Contact fdic@eiu.edu and we'll reserve a free hardback for you to pick up at our office! 

http://tinyurl.com/y9g2oyx3
http://teachinginhighered.com/podcast/the-spark-of-learning/
https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1621-caring-isn-t-coddling 


English-based Reading Group/Workshop 


 

Workshops

September

  •  5-6, 2018:  From Small Teaching to The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion. Report on what works from James Lang's work. And establishing reading groups for Sara Cavanagh's work (all groups to meet again in Sept. and twice in October/November). In discussions for a plenary & workshop on this.  
  • Ethos of Advising workshop TBA Co-sponsored with Academic Advising. 

October

  • 12, 2018:  Second Annual Making Excellence Inclusive Conference - RISE
    "Together We Rise: Reaching Inclusivity For Student Excellence" 
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  • TBA: Beyond the Academy: the Possibilities and Problems of Being a Public Academic.
    Speed collaboration co-sponsored with Center for the Humanities.

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    EIU staff, faculty and graduate students are invited to this inaugural conference which will feature sessions about how we can work with our students to achieve excellence in academics and co-curricular activities.
  • 13, 2018, 12pm-1pmletsdoteachingSupporting Faculty Mentoring of Student Research Across The Academy
    Location: 1440 Booth Library

November

  • 1 or 2 Nov, 2018:  Discussing Controversial Subjects in the Classroom
    Possible workshop with Mary Ellen Daneels, who has agreed to keynote History Teachers Conference run by BLS, so will be on campus Friday, Nov. 2. On relation between University and High School Civics discussion of current and controversial events/issues. 
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