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

by Jerod Quinn, CTTL Instructional Designer. In my line of work as an instructional designer, I get to be exposed to new ideas and tools all the time. Some of those ideas manage to grab my attention and take hold of it. Here are three that I have come across in the last few months […]

Pedagogy and the Teaching of Law

Saint Louis University Law professor, Miriam Cherry, has recently conducted classroom research exploring new ways to teach about employment discrimination. The results of that research are published in the Fall 2013 issue of the Saint Louis University Law Journal. Professor Cherry’s article “explores virtual worlds as a teaching technique in the Employment Discrimination class. In […]

Teaching a Flipped Class for the Second Time

by Michael Lewis, Associate Vice President for Faculty Development,  Associate Professor of Chemistry Last year I taught the course Principles of Chemistry II using a flipped classroom approach.  This was my first time teaching the course in this manner, after having taught the course once using a traditional format.  The class was relatively large with about […]

Close Only Counts in History and Horseshoes

by Flannery Burke, Ph.D., Associate Professor in History and Fulbright Roving Scholar to Norway Here are three historical mistakes I may have conveyed in the course of teaching American culture to high school English classes in Norway as a part of that nation’s Fulbright Roving Scholars program.  Which is most egregious? 1)     Abraham Lincoln served as President […]

Motivating Student Writers to Revise

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Recently, I was invited to facilitate a workshop with faculty on working with student writers.  It’s a topic very close to my heart; for almost 15 years, I taught composition classes to undergraduates at all levels, and I served for a time as director of a composition program.  It’s […]