Teaching for the First Time: 15 Tips

by Erin Solomon, Divya Subramaniam, and Dipti Subramaniam from the CTTL It’s the beginning of a new semester, and in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL), we, the CTTL Graduate Assistants, would like to present 15 tips for anyone who may be teaching for the first time.  While […]

First Impressions: A Reflection on our Snap Judgements of our Students

by Katie Beres, Instructional Liaison, CTTL As your students file in on the first day of class, what assumptions do you make about them? At the recent Winter Institute, the keynote speaker, Dr. Nina Ha, helped to bring to light the assumptions we make about others and consequently our students. Through her keynote address, (Re) Discovering […]

CTTL Announces the Publication of A Guide for Beginning Teachers

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL) is pleased to announce the publication of A Guide for Beginning Teachers, an e-book from Drs. James H. Korn, Mary Stephen, and Jason Sikorski.  Both Korn and Stephen both have a rich history with the SLU and with the Center, and it is our pleasure to […]

Renewing Praxis & Pedagogy: Upcoming CTTL Events

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design We talk a lot about renewal in the Center, largely because faculty development creates a unique opportunity for all of us to discover what works in higher ed, what we hope to improve or accomplish when working with students, and how to feel re-engaged and re-energized with […]

A Resolution for the New Year: More Mindful Teaching

by Debie Lohe, Director for the Reinert CTTL As we head into a new year (and a new semester), I have been contemplating resolutions, like many of you.  Most years, I enter the early days of January with a resolution or twelve, for all the changes I’ll make, all the walks I’ll take, all the books […]