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Dr. Rachelle Spell
Emory University and
WFU alumnus

Teaching Tibetan monks evolution:
a case study on effective teaching
November 23, 4:00

Department of Biology Seminar

TLC Faculty Fellow

Meet our 2015 - 2016
Faculty Fellows

Contemplative Pedagogy
at Wake Forest

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

& Funding

We offer funding
for teaching innovation
and development

College Teaching
Preparation Program

Designed to prepare TAs
for teaching in the
college classroom

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.

Fall 2015 Book Discussion

Book: Creating Self-Regulated LearnersJoin us for our popular faculty book discussion group! This fall we will be exploring, Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skill (Nilson, 2013).

Nilson provides the theoretical background to student self-regulation, the evidence that it enhances achievement, and the strategies to help students develop it. Let’s talk about how we can help our students become more self-regulated learners. To accommodate different schedules, we have arranged two different book discussion groups. Each will meet three times in the semester on Tuesdays (9/22, 10/6 and 10/20) OR Fridays (9/18, 10/9 and 10/23). Both are scheduled from 12:30-1:45. To register, please email Kristi Verbeke ( The TLC will provide the book and lunch at all sessions.

These discussions are very popular so we ask that you register only if you are available to attend all three sessions.

Upcoming Events

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