The Educator’s Book Club met on Tuesday, October 29th at 10:00 am in the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Although we were small in numbers, our enthusiasm more than made up for this. We discussed The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber, the idea of time poverty and need for but difficulty in finding work life balance as an instructor. We also talked about The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion* by Sarah Rose Cavanagh and Tatym Schneider put this book forward for our January book. Another great read is The Exceptional Teacher: Transforming Traditional Teaching Through Thoughtful Practice* by Elizabeth Aaronsohn. Aaronsohn recommends ways to create a mindful and thoughtful teaching practice.
In addition to the three books, the constraints of time for professional development were discussed and two podcasts were recommended: HybridPod (an extension of the Hybrid Pedagogy website and available at: https://hybridpedagogy.org/hybridpod/) and Teaching in Higher Education (available at: https://teachinginhighered.com/episodes/). Podcasts can make pd more accessible.
Next Meetings: Nov. 26 - Jan. 28 10:00am Location: CTL Rm 2-375
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Five documents to be attached at the end of the manual:
A teaching dossier has now become a regular part of a job application package at colleges and universities. It can also help you tidy up your c.v. by letting you move details of your teaching experience into the dossier. There is no single style for a teaching dossier, but a short guide is available for University Affairs, the publication of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Canadian Association of University Teachers: Teacher's Dossier
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