Weekly Reflection Podcast 13: Reflection as a Space for Critical Thought

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 […]

Teaching Students to be Good Communicators: Flying by the Seat of My Pants

by Mike Lewis, Associate Professor, Chemistry I spent the last part of last week at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.  A fourth year PhD student came to the conference with me, and she gave two oral presentations.  One was on a project she has been talking about for a while – she has […]

Weekly Reflection Podcast 12: The Power of Narrative

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 […]

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

by Katie Beres, Instructional Liaison In the first two posts in this three-part series, I examined the habit of thought related to preparing and conceptualizing the lecture experience. I shared that a major shift in my habit of thought for preparing my lecture time was to prepare for my lecture apart from any technology or tools […]

News From the CTTL

We wanted to take a moment to recognize several CTTL staff for some major accomplishments in the past few weeks.  If you see them around, ask them to tell you about what they’ve been working on! Chris Grabau passed his doctoral comprehensive examination on Saturday, October 13.  He is well on his way to a […]

Weekly Reflection Podcast 11: Fostering Students' Self-Evaluation Skills

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 Are We “Flipping” in the Flipped Classroom?

by Elena Bray Speth, Biology Department One of the newest trends in instructional design is the “flipped classroom”.  Started in K-12 as a must-do-to-be-current practice, brought to public fame by initiatives like Khan Academy, talked about in pretty much every online forum on education, the flipped classroom approach involves delivering lectures outside of class, mainly through […]

Habits of Thought and Practice: Examining the Lecture (Part 2 of 3)

by Katie Beres, Instructional Liaison In my previous post, I described the process of separating learning from the tools and activities used to facilitate the learning experience in a class. This second post will build on the learning strategies chosen to facilitate the learning for the lecture. The content of a lecture is driven by what […]

Weekly Reflection Podcast 10: Engaging Questions for Critical Thought

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 […]