Kennesaw State University

Past Events

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development and Awards Committee (FDAC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Meeting
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

The Research on Teaching and Learning Community (RTLC, formerly RLC) provides a platform where faculty members collaborate on scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching (also known as the scholarship of teaching and learning or SoTL). Faculty members are welcome to join the community, share their ideas, and work together on SoTL projects with the aim of making the research public in the form of conference presentations and journal publications.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This is a webinar, therefore this workshop will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate. Information regarding this technology will be email to participants a few days before the workshop date.

Students can get connected to their instructor through the effective use of a few simple tools. From organizing email to using d2l, as well as other technologies, students will have the opportunity to get the feedback and answers they need, when they need it. Let? consider a few ways to manage and improve communication with your students.

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Did you try something innovative and novel in your course this semester or in a past semester that students really responded to and you would like to share it with others? Or perhaps something did not go as planned and you want to discuss how to improve it. Maybe you just want to hear what others on campus are doing in their courses, or you just want a cookie! Then join your colleagues and the CETL Instructional Designers for informal conversation about course design and teaching.

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development and Awards Committee (FDAC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications.

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

**Please note this workshop is at capacity and registration closed. If you have question please contact cetl@kennesaw.edu.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Do you have students who seem to lack writing skills or math skills or who seem to not remember any of the information from the prerequisite courses? In this workshop, we will discuss the research on underprepared students and strategize solutions.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Join us for a discussion of Richard Lyons's book Success Strategies for Part-time Faculty.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This is a webinar; therefore this workshop will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate. Information regarding this technology will be email to participants a few days before the workshop date.

Do you teach an online, blended, or web-enhanced course that uses discussion boards in d2l? Are you designing a new course or redesigning an existing course and want to look at student interaction in a different way? In this workshop we will be exploring:
1. Why you may want to use discussion boards
2. How to effectively write your prompts and express your expectations
3. Potential roles for you and your students
4. Types of discussion boards in d2l

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Do you have students who seem to lack writing skills or math skills or who seem to not remember any of the information from the prerequisite courses? In this workshop, we will discuss the research on underprepared students and strategize solutions.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This workshop will focus on research and techniques for eliciting student ideas (including?ia both formal and informal formative assessments) and using?hose ideas to enhance?earning opportunities.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This is Part 3 of a 4 part series. Registration is only available at the Part 1 instance (Sept 3).

Are you new to blended learning and would like some structured time with personalized feedback when designing your new blended course? This four session series will walk you through the process of designing a hybrid course, provide you with learning strategies for the online and f2f environment, and discuss facilitation issues, all while building sections of your hybrid course along the way.

By registering for this workshop, you are committing to attend all four f2f sessions and to completing tasks online (d2l) in between the f2f meetings.
-Session 1- Sept 3 - 2:00-4:00
-Session 2- Oct 1 - 2:00-4:00
-Session 3- Nov 12 - 2:00-4:00
-Session 4 - Dec 3 - 2:00-4:00

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Meeting
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

The Research on Teaching and Learning Community (RTLC, formerly RLC) provides a platform where faculty members collaborate on scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching (also known as the scholarship of teaching and learning or SoTL). Faculty members are welcome to join the community, share their ideas, and work together on SoTL projects with the aim of making the research public in the form of conference presentations and journal publications.

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Monday, November 9, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Angelo and Cross state (1993), "classroom assessment requires the development of its own 'appropriate technology', -- simple tools designed for the task at hand," to improve student learning. This workshop explores the utility of a range of assessment tools appropriate for our courses across disciplines. Working with participants' current classroom materials, we will apply assessment strategies to improve our current assessments, explore alternatives, and consider how to involve students in the assessment process.

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Participants in this workshop will apply research-based strategies for responding to student writing activities and assignments across disciplines. Using a range of student writing samples, participants will examine and employ purposeful responses to informal and formal student writing. Topics will include timeliness, types, and tone of responses; student perceptions of teacher feedback; and teacher-friendly strategies for responding to student writing.

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

How do you create and sustain a welcoming classroom environment for students of diverse backgrounds and experiences? Have you encountered resistance from some students? In this interactive session we will explore factors that affect classroom climate such as content, tone, stereotypes, and faculty-student interactions. Participants will generate ideas and apply alternative strategies to readily employ in their classroom materials and activities.

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Tag: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

A warm course climate improves student engagement and participation, reduces academic dishonesty, and enhances student learning. In this workshop we will discuss a variety of ways we can cultivate positive, inclusive climates in our classrooms.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This event is part of a series, and you must register for the first event in the series (Oct 12).

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

A warm course climate improves student engagement and participation, reduces academic dishonesty, and enhances student learning. In this workshop we will discuss a variety of ways we can cultivate positive, inclusive climates in our classrooms.

Presented By

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Meeting
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

The Research on Teaching and Learning Community (RTLC, formerly RLC) provides a platform where faculty members collaborate on scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching (also known as the scholarship of teaching and learning or SoTL). Faculty members are welcome to join the community, share their ideas, and work together on SoTL projects with the aim of making the research public in the form of conference presentations and journal publications.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 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, October 27, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

A warm course climate improves student engagement and participation, reduces academic dishonesty, and enhances student learning. In this workshop we will discuss a variety of ways we can cultivate positive, inclusive climates in our classrooms.

Presented By

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Did you try something innovative and novel in your course this semester or in a past semester that students really responded to and you would like to share it with others? Or perhaps something did not go as planned and you want to discuss how to improve it. Maybe you just want to hear what others on campus are doing in their courses, or you just want a cookie! Then join your colleagues and the CETL Instructional Designers for informal conversation about course design and teaching.

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Do your students begin writing papers the night before they are due? Do they study for your quizzes and exams using inefficient methods? Come join us for a session devoted to helping our students become more self-directed in their learning.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This is a webinar, therefore this workshop will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate. Information regarding this technology will be email to participants a few days before the workshop date.

Do you know if your students are lost in your course? Are they asking you questions that you feel they should know the answers to? In this webinar, we will explore classroom assessment techniques and mid-semester evaluations as two strategies for measuring if your students are getting it and how you can help them improve in your classroom.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 352

Join us for a lively discussion of the book "Teaching with Your Mouth Shut" by Donald Finkel. The first 12 participants who sign up for the book club receive a complimentary copy of the book. In this book, Finkel challenges the model of teaching as transmission or telling students what they should know. Without discounting the importance of the captivating lecture, he offers other images of good teaching. Finkel identifies activities by which we can deepen our students?learning with our mouths shut. (source: princeton.edu)

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 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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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development and Awards Committee (FDAC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

This workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development and Awards Committee (FDAC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Because of their status as an invisible minority, queer students often find it difficult to have their voices heard in the classroom. Drawing on learning principles and on social identity development theory, we will discuss the impact of the course climate on LGBTQ students and discuss pedagogical strategies that instructors can use to create a safe and respectful learning environment for all students.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Meeting
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

The Research on Teaching and Learning Community (RTLC, formerly RLC) provides a platform where faculty members collaborate on scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching (also known as the scholarship of teaching and learning or SoTL). Faculty members are welcome to join the community, share their ideas, and work together on SoTL projects with the aim of making the research public in the form of conference presentations and journal publications.

Presented By

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Join us for a lively discussion of the?ook "Teaching with Your Mouth Shut" by Donald Finkel.?The first 12 participants who sign up for the book club receive a complimentary copy of the book.?In this book, Finkel challenges the model of teaching as transmission or telling students what they should know. Without discounting the importance of the captivating lecture, he offers other images of good teaching. Finkel identifies activities by which we can deepen our students?learning with our mouths shut. (source: princeton.edu)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis is a classic satire of academic life published in 1954. It is a hilarious account of how a junior lecturer at a British college deals with pompous colleagues, difficult students, and unpleasant administrators, but manages to maintain his position and his sanity. A must read for new faculty! 

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Tag: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 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, October 12, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

KSU Peer Reviewer Training is now being offered for those interested in becoming more involved in KSU's internal online course reviews using the Quality Matters rubric. This certification will be delivered as a two-week online course and includes a review of the QM program and its guiding principles. We will examine the KSU review process, delve deeper into the general standards, and provide participants the opportunity to practice writing feedback and reviewing a sample course. A required F2F session, or a synchronous online meeting, will be scheduled with the group on a date that most can attend. Alternative arrangements will be set up for those who cannot attend the F2F session. This session explores the internal review process and application of the skills learned in the online workshop. Participants find this aspect of the workshop very valuable.

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Friday, October 9, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

During their college years, students undergo momentous changes, which affect their own learning experience. In this workshop, we will review theories of student development, focusing on intellectual and social identity development, and brainstorm instructional strategies for students at different levels of maturity.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Part-time faculty members have experience and knowledge to share, but we don't always know the best way to convey this information to our students. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of teaching practices that can enhance student learning in your classroom--and strategies that may make your life easier, as well.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Part-time faculty members have experience and knowledge to share, but we don't always know the best way to convey this information to our students. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of teaching practices that can enhance student learning in your classroom--and strategies that may make your life easier, as well.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 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, October 6, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Part-time faculty members have experience and knowledge to share, but we don't always know the best way to convey this information to our students. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of teaching practices that can enhance student learning in your classroom--and strategies that may make your life easier, as well.

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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. Please read below for more information.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This is Part 2 of a 4 part series. Registration is only available at the Part 1 Series instance (Sept 3).

Are you new to blended learning and would like some structured time with personalized feedback when designing your new blended course? This four session series will walk you through the process of designing a hybrid course, provide you with learning strategies for the online and f2f environment, and discuss facilitation issues, all while building sections of your hybrid course along the way. By registering for this workshop, you are committing to attend all four f2f sessions and to completing tasks online (d2l) in between the f2f meetings. -Session 1- Sept 3 - 2:00-4:00 -Session 2- Oct 1 - 2:00-4:00 -Session 3- Nov 12 - 2:00-4:00 -Session 4 ?Dec 3 - 2:00-4:00

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This book club revisits John C. Bean's popular "Engaging Ideas" to take an in-depth look at his writing theories and practices as applied across disciplines. This book discussion focuses on the chapters about connections between thinking and writing, informal writing activities, responding to student writing, and issues of grammar and correctness.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Meeting
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

The Research on Teaching and Learning Community (RTLC, formerly RLC) provides a platform where faculty members collaborate on scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching (also known as the scholarship of teaching and learning or SoTL). Faculty members are welcome to join the community, share their ideas, and work together on SoTL projects with the aim of making the research public in the form of conference presentations and journal publications.

Presented By

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

In this session, we examine reasons for academic misconduct and preventing and dealing with academic misconduct.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Do online discussions in your course fall flat or fail to engage students? This workshop will look aspects of asynchrouns discussions that you can control, like writing engagign prompts and communicating expectations.

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Did you try something innovative and novel in your course this semester or in a past semester that students really responded to and you would like to share it with others? Or perhaps something did not go as planned and you want to discuss how to improve it. Maybe you just want to hear what others on campus are doing in their courses, or you just want a cookie! Then join your colleagues and the CETL Instructional Designers for informal conversation about course design and teaching.

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Are students different from 10-15 years ago or did you just grow old? Generational theorists agree that the current cohort of students, dubbed Millennials, is indeed unique in formative experiences, beliefs, attitudes, and goals. However, the usual characterization of Millennials as facile with technology, chronically multitasking, and incurably entitled misses the mark and is not conducive to productive pedagogical reflections. In this workshop, we will examine the societal trends that have shaped our students and affected their readiness for college and their attitudes about learning. We will link Millennial theory to the learning sciences to draw teaching implications for fostering students' intellectual development and metacognitive skills.

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 316

Faculty and/or administrators who are assisting with the preparation of Improvement Reports and the refinement of Assessment Plans for educational programs (degree, diploma, or stand-alone certificate) may attend any of these open meetings, during which Tom and Kevin will discuss general strategies for assessing student learning that can contribute to completing the reports and improving the plans.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Join us for an energetic, empowering book club on the bell hooks classic, "Teaching to Transgress." The first 12 participants who sign up for the book club receive a complimentary copy of the book. As one review notes, "In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal. bell books speaks to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?"

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