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From: Allison Lehr Samuels, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the CTL’s programs. Click here to learn more about the CTL.
Here’s what’s happening at the Center for Teaching and Learning In November:
The CTL’s November programming encourages faculty to reflect on how to be better teachers in light of the opportunities and complexities offered by Baruch’s rich diversity. As faculty, what can we do in our teaching to encourage our students to think critically? How do we promote opportunities for our students to listen to other points of view? What can we do to foster an environment where students can express themselves in a way that they don’t fear reprisal and don’t feel silenced? How might this lead our students to be better participants in our democracy?
The spirit of these programs is to develop critical tools that enable discussion, listening and a free and fair expression of ideas, not to foster a particular point of view.
CTL Conversations: “Conflict as Learning Opportunities in the Classroom”
Wednesday, 11/15, from 3-4:30pm in NVC 14 -269
The purpose of this event is to gather as a community of faculty and staff to share techniques and resources to foster constructive and inclusive classroom discussion. This is an informal meeting, meant to address the questions and concerns of its participants. Some of the items we may collectively discuss include:
- How do I create classroom discussions that encourage students to share conflicting perspectives and encourage them to listen to opinions that might be different from their own?
- What are tools to turn “anger” or “conflict” into rich pedagogical explorations?
- What if I have a class discussion and it seems to just leave some students feeling angry, hurt or sad?
- How do I promote inclusivity? How do I respect bipartisanship?
- What if the discussion heads in an uncomfortable/angry direction?
- What are some ideas for different activities/lessons?
“Active Listening in Our Classrooms: A Working Session”
Tuesday, 11/28, from 12:30-2pm in NVC 14 -285
Join the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute and the CTL as we further investigate how we as educators can teach our students to listen more empathetically and receptively, and how we can do the same ourselves. Building on the insights generated earlier in the month at the Schwartz Communication Institute’s Symposium on Communication-intensive Teaching and Learning (“Active Listening,” which featured keynote speaker Leonard Lopate), we’ll share active-listening strategies and develop specific classroom activities.
Allison Lehr Samuels
Director, Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning
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