Habits of Thought and Practice: Examining the Lecture (Part 1 of 3)

by Katie Beres, Instructional Liaison Growing as instructors requires reflecting on our habits: habits of thought and practice. I define a habit as an internalized behavior or thought process. For many of us, we were taught with lecture as a primary learning strategy. Lecture is a habit that many of us are revisiting as we […]

Weekly Reflection Podcast 9: Learning through Risk Taking

by Gina Merys, Assistant Director for Faculty & Graduate Student Development, Reinert CTTL This is the Weekly Reflection podcast from Saint Louis University’s Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Each week, we focus on a topic that fits with our theme for the 2012-2013 academic year, Engaging All Learners. Each reflection loosely follows the five-part […]

Culture Shock in the College Classroom: It’s Not Just for International Students

by Debra Lohe, Director With the growing number of international students in American universities, we hear a lot about the “culture shock” they experience in the classroom.  Expectations for everything from classroom participation to faculty-student interactions to collaborative learning to writing and academic integrity may differ greatly from their home countries, and students often are […]

Weekly Reflection Podcast 8: Relying on Trust to Guide Our Methods

by Gina Merys, Assistant Director for Faculty & Graduate Student Development, Reinert CTTL This is the Weekly Reflection podcast from Saint Louis University’s Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Each week, we focus on a topic that fits with our theme for the 2012-2013 academic year, Engaging All Learners. Each reflection loosely follows the five-part […]

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference, Nov. 1-2, 2012

              by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design Interested in exploring collaborative course design, authentic technology-enhanced assessment methods, and strategies for integrating purposeful learning technologies into online, blended, and face-to-face classes? Look no further than the annual regional conference, Focus on Teaching & Technology (FTTC) hosted by the […]

Weekly Reflection Podcast 7: Using the Exam Review Session for Learning

by Gina Merys, Assistant Director for Faculty & Graduate Student Development, Reinert CTTL This is the Weekly Reflection podcast from Saint Louis University’s Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Each week, we focus on a topic that fits with our theme for the 2012-2013 academic year, Engaging All Learners. Each reflection loosely follows the five-part […]

What’s On Our Minds Lately: The Instructional Design Team

A Manifesto for Teaching Online Link: http://onlineteachingmanifesto.wordpress.com/ We could write a lot about this but if you’re thinking about teaching online, we suggest printing it out and pinning it someplace where you can spend some time contemplating it.   Infographics in the Classroom Link: http://www.queness.com/post/9942/how-to-design-your-own-infographics Should we be requiring our students to organize their thoughts and […]

Weekly Reflection Podcast 6: Authentic Projects for Authentic Learning

by Gina Merys, Assistant Director for Faculty & Graduate Student Development, Reinert CTTL This is the Weekly Reflection podcast from Saint Louis University’s Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Each week, we focus on a topic that fits with our theme for the 2012-2013 academic year, Engaging All Learners. Each reflection loosely follows the five-part […]

Lecture Capture and Large Classes

by Mike Lewis, Associate Professor, Chemistry Thinking about topics for my first CTTL blog post this year, the obvious idea was to discuss my experiences with lecture capture over the past year.  As most faculty probably know by now, SLU uses the lecture capture program Tegrity from McGraw Hill.  This time last year, however, I think […]