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The Teaching and Learning Collaborative 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 »

TLC and Silk Roads Winston-Salem Book Discussion

As part of Silk Roads studies 2018-2019, the TLC and Silk Roads Winston-Salem invite you to participate in a book discussion on Teaching the Silk Road: A Guide for College Teachers (Moore & Wendelkin, 2010).

Have you ever wanted to incorporate Silk Road Studies into your courses, but were overwhelmed? You are not alone. There are currently more than 800 books in print on different aspects of the subject as well as a plethora of teaching materials on the subject. The authors of this book concern themselves with these very dilemmas and offer concrete strategies to organize this array of knowledge. We invite you to explore them with us.

Each participant will receive a free copy the book, but you must attend one of the following meetings to discuss it with your colleagues:

  • Wednesday, November 15: 3:30-4:30, Benson 301
  • Friday, December 1: 12:30-1:30, Benson 301 (lunch provided)
  • Thursday, December 7: 3:30-4:30, Benson 301

Our conversations will be oriented toward incorporating the Silk Roads into your syllabi. Please join us as we discuss how to make the Silk Roads part of your curriculum. Register for one of these book discussions here.

Fall 2017 Faculty Book Discussion: Teach Students How to Learn

Join us this Fall to discuss the book, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation (McGuire, 2015).

What is preventing your students from performing according to expectations? Saundra McGuire offers a simple but profound answer: If you teach students how to learn and give them simple, straightforward strategies to use, they can significantly increase their learning and performance.  The methods she proposes do not require restructuring courses or an inordinate amount of time to teach. They can often be accomplished in a single session, transforming students from memorizers and regurgitators to students who begin to think critically and take responsibility for their own learning.

This book group will meet on four Fridays this semester (9/15, 9/29, 10/20 & 11/3) from 12:30-1:30 in Reynolda Hall, Room 23 (ground floor, the side of Reynolda Hall facing the new Sutton Center). We will provide the book and lunch at all sessions. Register for this book discussion here. These discussions are very popular so we ask that you register only if you are available to attend all sessions.

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 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 and the group will meet six times during the fall semester: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45 on 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14 & 11/28.  All sessions will meet in Reynolda Hall 301, with the exception of 11/14 which will meet in the Reynolda Hall Budget Office Conference Room 023 (ground floor of Reynolda Hall, the side facing the new Sutton Center). Register for the New Faculty Teaching Community here.