Monday, September 27, 2010

Teaching & Learning Rhythms: Tools to Enhance Student Engagement

Mark your calendar!

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: FOW 120 (Mayes College, 4100 Woodland)

Join us for this live Magna Publications Webinar:

In Teaching & Learning Rhythms: Tools to Enhance Student Engagement, multiple teaching award winner Alex Fancy of Mount Allison University will train professors and instructors in how to capture that elusive flow when teaching seems effortless and students are excited and eagerly involved in learning.

This video online seminar will cover:
  • Ways to resolve ongoing issues of “flow” in the classroom
  • Finding the right balance between information and reflection, repetition and variation, and low and high energy in your classroom
  • Engaging students as “co-managers” of learning
  • Shaping rhythms to provide a sense of engagement
  • Teaching as a dramatic performance and energy exchange
  • Analyzing your course structure with attention to short and long-term rhythms
  • Why rhythm and balance are essential to shaping classroom communities
  • The six-act approach to teaching
  • Ways to manage a disengaged student
  • Working with natural ebbs and flows in the teaching dynamic
  • Centering yourself in the college classroom
  • Mindfulness and reflection on your teaching process
You will also receive a brief white paper outlining the theory behind this recommended approach to teaching, along with 100 questions for self-assessment of your teaching performance.

About the presenter
Alex Fancy is a long-time professor in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Mount Allison University in Canada. He has been recognized for his award-winning teaching across campus, regionally, and nationally.

Who should attend?
This seminar is designed for faculty members and educational developers at all levels and in all types of post-secondary institutions. It is also appropriate for administrators with a special interest in encouraging teacher reflection and self-assessment.

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