Winter 2021 Teaching²
Teaching² is a Faculty Reading Circle to promote conversations on campus about teaching. This spring, we will point our discussions toward equitable grading practices as we read and discuss portions of Grading For Equity: What it is, why it matters and how it can transform schools and classrooms by Joe Feldman. The e-book is available for free online from the UC Davis library.
Teaching² is facilitated by CEE in a conversational format designed for maximal faculty-to-faculty discussion and interaction. To allow us to engage in a lively and productive small-group discussion, registration for each session is limited to 12 participants. Participants who can attend two of the three sessions will receive a free copy of Grading for Equity for their personal libraries.
Online meetings for Spring 2021 will be held Thursdays from 12:10 – 1:00 pm during Weeks 3, 5, and 7 (April 15, April 29, and May 13). Spring 2021 meetings of Teaching² will be held on Zoom.
Register for Teaching2 here – Spring 2021
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Spring 2021 Book Selection
Grading for Equity: What it is, why it matters and how it can transform schools and classrooms by Joe Feldman. The e-book is available for free online from the UC Davis library.
“Joe Feldman shows us how we can use grading to help students become the leaders of their own learning and lift the veil on how to succeed….This must-have book will help teachers learn to implement improved, equity-focused grading for impact.”
-- Zaretta Hammon, Author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain
On the Bookshelf - browse texts from past quarters:
Teaching Online: A Practical Guide by Susan Ko and Steve Rossen. The e-book is available for free online from the UC Davis Library.
“Teaching Online: A Practical Guide is an accessible, introductory, and comprehensive guide for anyone who teaches online. [It] has been fully revised, maintains its reader-friendly tone, and offers exceptional practical advice, new teaching examples, faculty interviews, and an updated resource section. Focusing on the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of implementation rather than theory, the fourth edition of Teaching Online is a must-have resource for anyone teaching online or thinking about teaching online.”
-- George Otte, University Director of Academic Technology, The City University of New York and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the CUNY School of Professional Studies..
Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-based strategies that work by Rosemary M. Lehman and Simone C.O. Conceição (2013)
“Designed for instructors and instructional designers, Motivating and Retaining Online Students is filled with empirical research from the authors' study of motivation and retention strategies that can reduce online learner dropout. Focusing on the most important issues instructors face, such as course design; student engagement and motivation; and institutional, instructional, and informal student support strategies, the book provides effective online strategies that help minimize student dropout, increase student retention, and support student learning.
While helping to improve the overall retention rates for educational institutions, the strategies outlined in the book also allow for student diversity and individual learner differences. Lehman and Conceição's proven model gives instructors an effective approach to help students persist in online courses and succeed as learners.” From Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-based strategies that work.
Learner-centered teaching: Five key changes to practice by Maryellen Weimer (2013)
“This book is for faculty. However, it’s not a book exclusively for learner-centered teaching converts. It’s also a book for faculty who think learner-centered ideas might be of interest, but they have questions and concerns. Are these ways of teaching that retain high standards and intellectual rigor? ….Does this way of teaching diminish the role and importance of teachers? This book offers answers to these questions.” From Learner-centered teaching: Five key changes to practice
Teach students how to learn: Strategies you can incorporate into any course to improve student metacognition, study skills, and motivation by Sandra Yancy McGuire (2015)
“In a masterly and spirited exposition spangled with wit and exhortation and rife with pragmatic strategies, Saundra McGuire teaches teachers how to awaken in their students the powers dormant within them.” -- Roald Hoffmann, 1981 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry