Kennesaw State University

Past Events

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
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Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Have you ever wondered how some people manage to get so much done while others seem to work harder and accomplish less? In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer-prize winning author, Charles Duhigg examines the science behind habit formation and reveals how you can apply this information to create productive habits that will help you transform your career and your life!

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Have you ever told your students they are smart? How do you praise student performance? How do students respond to challenges in your class? This workshop will focus on Growth Mindset research from Carol Dweck. We will explore what it means for you to have a growth mindset and how you can encourage this mindset with your students.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Undergraduate research is a high-impact educational practice that leads to deep, meaningful learning for students (Kuh, 2008). This workshop will be focused on how faculty can get started in mentoring undergraduate researchers, how to work with teams of researchers, and how to embed meaningful undergraduate research experiences into your courses. Kennesaw State University will be hosting the largest undergraduate research conference in the country in 2019; let's start now in making our campus the epicenter of transformative undergraduate research experiences.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This event is part of a series. You must register for Part 1 in the series (Sept 20). Please see Part 1 for a full description of this workshop.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

College teachers are well aware that students learn best when they are not fearful or anxious. We also know students lives may be affected by poverty, addiction, interpersonal violence, divorce, or the death of a family member or friend. Drawing upon developmental theories and recent studies about grit (Stoltz 2014) and perseverance through stressful times (Brown 2015), this workshop offers tools for teachers to discuss grades, classroom performance, or learning strategies for students in crisis.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Do your students come to class not having done the reading? Do they fail to turn in simple assignments? Do they seem disengaged? How can we get our students to care about our classes as much as we do? In this workshop, we will examine a few theories of motivation that may help explain some of these student behaviors. Then we will work together to brainstorm ways we can use this new knowledge to bring out the best in our students.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Do your students come to class not having done the reading? Do they fail to turn in simple assignments? Do they seem disengaged? How can we get our students to care about our classes as much as we do? In this workshop, we will examine a few theories of motivation that may help explain some of these student behaviors. Then we will work together to brainstorm ways we can use this new knowledge to bring out the best in our students.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This session is FULL.

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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Do your students come to class not having done the reading? Do they fail to turn in simple assignments? Do they seem disengaged? How can we get our students to care about our classes as much as we do? In this workshop, we will examine a few theories of motivation that may help explain some of these student behaviors. Then we will work together to brainstorm ways we can use this new knowledge to bring out the best in our students.

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Friday, September 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The facilitation of discussion is a teaching technique that many of us use in our classes. Yet, so often we don't draw out the level of engagement we would like to see from our students, either in terms of quality or distribution of participation throughout the class. This short webinar highlights simple, yet effective, discussion facilitation and note-taking practices from the literature and the facilitators' teaching experiences.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber argue in The Slow Professor (2016) that "In the corporate university, power is transferred from faculty to managers, economic justifications dominate, and the familiar 'bottom line' eclipses pedagogical and intellectual concerns. Slow Professors advocate deliberation over acceleration. We need time to think, and so do our students.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

From student misbehavior to technology issues to cheating on tests, knowing what to do when those unexpected challenges pop up in our class is important. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of problems that might arise over the course of the semester, some pre-emptive strategies you can implement to help avoid issues, how to handle situations in the moment, and who to follow up with after class is over.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

SESSION IS FULL. NEXT AVAILABLE WORKSHOP BEGINS OCT 12, 2016.

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

From student misbehavior to technology issues to cheating on tests, knowing what to do when those unexpected challenges pop up in our class is important. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of problems that might arise over the course of the semester, some pre-emptive strategies you can implement to help avoid issues, how to handle situations in the moment, and who to follow up with after class is over.

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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

From student misbehavior to technology issues to cheating on tests, knowing what to do when those unexpected challenges pop up in our class is important. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of problems that might arise over the course of the semester, some pre-emptive strategies you can implement to help avoid issues, how to handle situations in the moment, and who to follow up with after class is over.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Were you hired after faculty orientation? Have you been teaching at KSU for years and never attended an orientation? Were you not able to make orientation because of other obligations? Now is your chance! Join us to hear about resources at KSU that can help you to innovate and improve your teaching and learn ways that various departments at KSU can support you in and out of the classroom during this virtual mini-orientation session.

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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Were you hired after faculty orientation? Have you been teaching at KSU for years and never attended an orientation? Were you not able to make orientation because of other obligations? Now is your chance! Join us to hear about resources at KSU that can help you to innovate and improve your teaching and learn ways that various departments at KSU can support you in and out of the classroom during this virtual mini-orientation session.

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This Online Course Development Workshop is a three-week online workshop and is one pathway to online teaching certification at KSU. This training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online Courses which provides a framework for designing, developing, and improving online courses. This is the only CETL workshop that will lead to online teaching certification at KSU. You must be a current KSU instructor to register for this workshop.

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This Institute is designed for full-time faculty who want to design, redesign, or enhance a course or program to incorporate one or more of the high-impact educational practice (HIPs), including: first-year seminars and experiences; common intellectual experiences; learning communities; writing-intensive courses; collaborative assignments and projects; undergraduate research; diversity/global learning; service-learning; community-based learning; internships; capstone courses and projects. 

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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Location: 
Lake Allatoona Inn (Cartersville GA)

The SoTL Retreat is designed for full-time faculty members interested in obtaining professional development funding and consulting to support their work in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL, inquiry concerning student learning and the teaching practices that affect student learning). Faculty members submit proposals to CETL for consideration, which may include SoTL projects at any stage of development, from conceptualization to execution to write-up for publication..

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

This retreat for early career full-time faculty will feature conversations about bringing out the best in our students as we blend teaching, research and service. The retreat will close with a social mixer and refreshments.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Have you ever told your students they are smart? How do you praise student performance? How do students respond to challenges in your class? This workshop will focus on Growth Mindset research from Carol Dweck. We will explore what it means for you to have a growth mindset and how you can encourage this mindset with your students.

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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. There is no Part 2 on this website. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This webinar will focus on ways in which instructors can engage online and hybrid students in “mini-HIPs” that promote deeper and more reflective learning.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This book club, focused on Carol Dweck's book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success," will help you explore growth mindset in different aspects of your life. Be inspired to "flip your mindset" in this book club.

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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Late career facuty often find themselves uniquely situated between conflicting sentiments. On the one hand they have a sense of pride in the accomplishments of a long career and a sense of community with colleagues and students. On the other hand they are faced with uncertainty as the ground shifts beneath them -- with university consolidation, ever-evolving trends in teaching and scholarship, and retirement on the not-too-distant horizon. Is this a time for teaching innovation, legacy--building, preparing to launch into a new adventure, or simply waiting it out?

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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The Online Course Development Workshop is a two-week online/f2f workshop and is one pathway to online teaching certificaiton at KSU. This training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online Courses which provides a framework for designing, developing, and improving online courses.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Late career facuty often find themselves uniquely situated between conflicting sentiments. On the one hand they have a sense of pride in the accomplishments of a long career and a sense of community with colleagues and students. On the other hand they are faced with uncertainty as the ground shifts beneath them -- with university consolidation, ever-evolving trends in teaching and scholarship, and retirement on the not-too-distant horizon. Is this a time for teaching innovation, legacy--building, preparing to launch into a new adventure, or simply waiting it out?

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

As much as we wish that race not be a factor in learning, research shows that it is. Students go through racial identity development processes, with unique steps for each race. In addition, prior educational histories of centralization or alienation, invisibility or hypervisibility, affirmation or invalidation, affect attitudes, expectations, and motivation, ultimately facilitating or hindering learning. This panel will discuss these issues and offer strategies for culturally responsive teaching.

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 8:00am to Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

If you are a KSU part-time instructor wishing to energize your teaching and to take it to the next level, this two-day program is for you!

The Teaching Academy will introduce you to research on student learning, information processing and skill development, and to teaching strategies tailored to foster deep lasting learning in your students. Rather than simply listening to presenters, the sessions will be very interactive, and there will be time during the two days dedicated to apply the theories and research to your own courses.

Some of the topics discussed will include:

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Do you ever feel like an imposter in the classroom? If so, you are not alone! In fact, the Imposter Syndrome is very common among faculty, particularly in the classroom setting. This book club will discuss The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why capable people suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and how to thrive in spite of it, by Valerie Young, Ed.D. Join us to discuss how the bookÕs findings and recommendations apply in the context of teaching and other aspects of academia. All are welcome to attend.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This interactive workshop will focus on strategies that instructors can use to embed High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) into their existing courses to enhance student engagement and success.

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

As part-time faculty members we are often very busy with multiple ongoing tasks including full-time jobs, families, and researchÑit can be overwhelming. Using rubrics to grade student work can save you lots of time and will clarify your expectations to your students. In this interactive and productive one-hour workshop you will learn about the different types of rubrics, how to create one, and how to use it to clarify and speed up the grading process. Bring the description of one of your assignments and leave with an actual rubric you can use. NOTE: Virtual--does not meet face to face.

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Friday, March 25, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Flipping the classroom has gained popularity in the last few years due to the benefits for instructors and students. It incorporates many active learning strategies and student-centered teaching techniques. When you flip the classroom, students are held accountable for coming to class prepared and spend quality time in the f2f class applying concepts and material. Join us for a session on flipping the classroom to explore more about this topic and walk away with new ideas for your course.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Please join us for a High-Impact Practices (HIPs) Keynote and Showcase at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 in HS 1001 (Kennesaw campus).
Dr. George Kuh, a pre-eminent HIPs scholar, Director and Co-Principal Investigator for the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment and founder of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), will deliver a keynote address at 3 p.m. A showcase featuring faculty, staff, and students involved in various KSU HIPs will immediately follow the keynote address in HS 1000 (Indoor Plaza).
All KSU faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

As part-time faculty members we are often very busy with multiple ongoing tasks including full-time jobs, families, and researchÑit can be overwhelming. Using rubrics to grade student work can save you lots of time and will clarify your expectations to your students. In this interactive and productive one-hour workshop you will learn about the different types of rubrics, how to create one, and how to use it to clarify and speed up the grading process. Bring the description of one of your assignments and leave with an actual rubric you can use.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, each participant will prepare a 5-7 min. lesson on an introductory topic in his or her field.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we examine the purpose and function of a teaching philosophy, strategies for writing a philosophy, and evaluating teaching philosophies.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
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Location: 
CETL House 3211

In a time when college students are refusing to read award-winning books because they will be offended, it's time to talk about trigger warnings. Our discussion focuses on two recent articles on the topic: 'The Trigger Warning Myth' and the Atlantic's 'The Coddling of the American Mind,' to interrogate or resolve the questions of when, how, or if educators should be providing trigger warnings.

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop; there is no Part 2 on this website. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Participants will learn strategies for collecting evidence of their teaching effectiveness such as classroom assessment techniques, peer review of course materials, and documenting changes in student behaviors and performance in the classroom. We will also examine recent alternatives to exploring teaching effectiveness, such as the Teaching Practices Inventory (Wieman & Gilbert, 2014) and the Teaching Balanced Score Card (Hughes & Pate, 2013).

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Regardless of the content we teach, we all deal with gender issues in our courses. If students perceive that a course is inhospitable for them because of their gender identity, they will feel hindered in their ability to speak with confidence and authority, which in turn affects their learning and retention. This seminar will help you understand some of the factors that can create a chilly classroom climate, including language, content and process.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we discuss Inclusive teaching strategies and the impact of classroom climate on learning.

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Faculty interested in submitting applications for a 2016-2017 Faculty Learning Community (FLC) should attend this session, during which we will discuss strategies for preparing a successful application. The deadline for applications is April 18, 2016; more information is available at http://cetl.kennesaw.edu/faculty-funding/faculty-learning-communities

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Participants in this workshop will learn how to incorporate multiple High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) into their courses.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we examine reasons for problematic student behavior and preventing and dealing with problematic student behavior.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

As part-time instructors, we sometimes need courage (and encouragement) to keep us going. "This book is for teachers who have good days and bad, and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life." - Parker J. Palmer (introduction)
Please join me as we discuss how Palmer's book can be applied in our everyday lives as part-time faculty members.

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