Past Events

Assignment Design 101

Assignment Design 101

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This two-part series focuses on the craft of narrative writing in “telling your story” and how this can be applied to a specific writing task such as a Personal Statement. Please register for this event.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This two-part series focuses on the craft of narrative writing in “telling your story” and how this can be applied to a specific writing task such as a Personal Statement. Please register for this event.

Faculty Writing Group Opportunity

Science Friday

Are you interested in discussing ways to improve STEM education at Brown? Science Friday is a vibrant learning community, where STEM instructors and staff members share ideas, experiences, and challenges related to STEM education. Please join us for one of our upcoming sessions! Register here for this session.

Lesson Planning 101

Lesson Planning 101

Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Cultivating a Growth Mindset for Yourself & Your Students

As we tackle increasing complexity and new academic challenges, it is inevitable that we will experience setbacks. How we react to these setbacks depends a great deal on our inclination towards a fixed or growth mindset. Students are able to perceive a teacher’s mindset through both formal and informal interactions. To exhibit a growth mindset as teachers, it is important to examine our own beliefs and inclinations about the malleability of human traits. In this workshop, we will explore how our own notions of potential and ability can have a fundamental impact on how we approach our work and our teaching roles. We will discuss strategies to personally cultivate a growth mindset so that we can more authentically create a growth mindset environment in our classrooms. This workshop will be led by Dr. Lourdes Alemán, Associate Director for Teaching and Learning at MIT’s Teaching and Learning Lab. Dr. Alemán is this year’s invited speaker for the Sheridan Center Teaching Consultant program. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdocs. Please register to receive the zoom link.

Reflections on Fostering Growth Mindset and Resilience

Recent research has highlighted the importance of both organizational and classroom mindsets on student outcomes. For instance, a fixed mindset held by professors is associated with larger racial achievement gaps among their students in the classroom. Specific academic disciplines in which success tends to be attributed to raw, intellectual brilliance (vs. effort, persistence, and growth) generally have fewer women and African-American students enrolled in their doctoral programs. In this seminar, we will explore the importance of mindset on student achievement and self-efficacy. We will also explore strategies that you can use in your educational environments to help your students adopt a growth mindset. This seminar will be led by Dr. Lourdes Alemán, Associate Director for Teaching and Learning at MIT’s Teaching and Learning Lab. Dr. Alemán is this year’s invited speaker for the Sheridan Teaching Consultant program. This seminar is designed for faculty and graduate students. Please register for zoom link.

Conversation Partners Program Staff Information Session

Sign Up to Be an English Conversation Partner!  

The Conversation Partners Program pairs individuals with diverse language backgrounds for regular conversation in English and cultural exchange. Staff partners support our international and multilingual student community by meeting (remotely) with a student twice per month for informal English speaking practice. 

Conversation Partners Program Staff Information Session

Sign Up to Be an English Conversation Partner!  

The Conversation Partners Program pairs individuals with diverse language backgrounds for regular conversation in English and cultural exchange. Staff partners support our international and multilingual student community by meeting (remotely) with a student twice per month for informal English speaking practice. 

A conversation with faculty about teaching

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, November 6.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, November 6.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, October 30.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, October 30.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, October 23.

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