Sheridan Center Teaching Seminar Lectures:
All lectures are open to the public. Registration is not required.
Module #1 Sheridan Teaching Lecture: Reflection on Teaching & Learning
Sheridan award recipients ProfessorsArnold Weinstein (Comparative Literature) and Matthew Zimmt (Chemistry) will reflect on and discuss the development of their teaching practice. These lectures promote the practice of identifying and exploring our own practices and underlying beliefs about teaching and considering them with respect to the broader purpose of improving the learning of our students and our own experience as teachers.
Module #2 Sheridan Teaching Lecture: Syllabus & Course Design
Professor Laura Snyder (Education) will reflect on effective course development techniques, using the syllabus as a design tool. Professors Jan Tullis (Geological Sciences) and Zachary Sng (German Studies) will provide Brown Faculty perspectives on their own course syllabus development.
Module #3 Sheridan Teaching Lecture: How Students Learn
Dr. Kathy Takayama (Sheridan Center) will apply what is known about student learning to the practice of teaching. During this interactive lecture, participants will reflect on their own learning preferences and consider how to enhance their students’ learning by creating multiple portals of engagement.
Module #4 Sheridan Teaching Lecture:
Grading and Evaluation: Gauging Your Students Learning
Professors Luther Spoehr and Maureen Sigler (Education) will discuss the goals of assessment and the role assessment in student learning. This lecture will cover the importance of setting clear standards for grading, and the development of rubrics and other assessment techniques.
Module #5 Sheridan Teaching Lecture: Rhetorical Practice: Teaching as Persuasive Communication
Teachers are primarily communicators, and reflection on rhetorical practices promotes better engagement and communication with students. Professor Barbara Tannenbaum (Theatre Arts and Performance Studies) will introduce techniques to help improve your classroom communication.