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Contemplative Pedagogy
at Wake Forest

Learn about contemplative
practices and how others
are using them in the classroom

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College Teaching
Preparation Program

Designed to prepare TAs
for teaching in the
college classroom

Register for Elon University's Annual FREE Teaching and Learning Conference
Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Teaching and Learning Center is a resource center for Wake Forest faculty at all stages of their careers. We host events designed to bring together faculty and other professionals to share expertise, explore innovations, and discuss the challenges of teaching in and across disciplines. Learn More »

New Faculty Teaching Community

Every fall semester the TLC invites new faculty members (within your first two years at Wake Forest) to join together to talk about teaching, sharing classroom successes, problems, strategies and ideas. We will also have the opportunity to observe the classes of one or two senior faculty, and to meet with them for a conversation on what we learned from observing them teaching.

We read How Learning Works (Ambrose et al, 2010) to ground our discussions in the research on learning. The books are provided to participants by the TLC.  You may register for one of two groups, each of which will meet five times during the fall semester:
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45pm: 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17
Fridays, 10:00-11:15am: 9/18, 10/2, 10/23, 10/30, 11/13

Email Catherine Ross to register:, and please indicate whether you will participate in the Tuesday afternoon or the Friday morning group. Groups will meet in the Reynolda Hall 308 Conference Room.

Spring 2016 Book Discussion

The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust and Responsiveness in the Classroom

Join us for our popular faculty book discussion group! This spring we will be exploring, The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom (3rd edition) (Brookfield, 2015). Discover how to keep your teaching, and your students, energized with The Skillful Teacher, a practical guide to effective techniques, approaches, and methods for today’s college classrooms. Providing insights, reflections, and advice from his four decades of college teaching, Brookfield now adapts his successful methods to teaching online, working with diverse student populations, and making classrooms truly inclusive. In looking at the book’s table of contents, you’ll see there’s something here for everyone!

To accommodate different schedules, we have arranged two different book discussion groups. Each will meet five times in the semester on the following schedule:

  • Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45 (2/2, 2/16, 3/1, 3/22, and 4/5)
  • Fridays, 12:30-1:45 (2/5, 2/19, 3/4, 3/18, and 4/1)

To register, please email Kristi Verbeke ( The TLC will provide the book and lunch/snacks at all sessions.

Upcoming Events

2013 International Baccalaureate World Student Conference hosted by Wake Forest University. Visit for further details. Conference runs through Wednesday, June 26th.