Teaching Metacognition through Critical Reflection: Strategies and Tools

by Katie Beres, Instructional Liaison, CTTL Dr. Patti Clayton facilitated a workshop for the SLU community on May 7 on the topic of critical reflection. As a follow up to her workshop this article provides a summary of various metacognitive activities (including Clayton’s DEAL model) to support student learning. What are metacognitive activities? Metacognitive activities […]

Eating My Own Words: Reflection on Using a Blog in Class

by Jerod Quinn, Instructional Designer, CTTL I warned my students this past semester that there would be a certain level of ambiguity inherent in my “introduction to technology” class. I was not going to walk them through using every application we discuss, but I would instead expect them to “figure it out” on their own. […]

In Search of Renewal

by Debra Rudder Lohe For the last several weeks, I’ve felt – and many SLU faculty have affirmed this sense – that the end of the semester was both speeding at me like a locomotive and slowing like an unwinding watch.  Some days, it was hard to believe May was actually here; others, it seemed […]

Congratulations 2013 Certificate in University Teaching Skills Recipients!

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning honored 29 Certificate in University Teaching Skills recipients at our Spring Ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2013.  After warm welcomes from Dr. Debie Lohe, Director of the CTTL, keynote speaker, Dr. Paul Lynch, professor in the Department of English, imparted words of wisdom on teaching and learning […]

2nd Annual Learning Studio Symposium Recap

by Michaella Thornton, Assistant Director for Instructional Design It is an inspiring and instructive privilege to be able to peek inside others’ classrooms to experience how others teach, hear how and why teachers make the choices they do for students, learning goals and objectives, and respective disciplines, and to consider how such possibilities may be […]