From Christine Anderson:
I wanted to send out a special reminder to all of you about
a new initiative for the Gwenna Moss Centre starting
tomorrow – please drop in if you are able and spread the
word to your colleagues. John Thompson will be hosting a
very interesting afternoon on the subject of student
engagement – we hope these afternoons become a tradition
for all instructors to come to the centre to visit and
share knowledge about teaching.
Teaching Effectiveness Afternoons (TEA)
We would like to invite you to weekly TEA at the Gwenna
Starting January 17th, on odd-numbered Tuesdays and
Wednesdays, we will be hosting informal afternoon open
discussions on teaching effectiveness from 3:30-4:30. These
sessions will not involve formal presentations, but rather
casual round table discussions and idea sharing on topics
of interest to instructors across the campus. And, of
course, there will be tea (and coffee).
We hope to cover many interesting themes over the upcoming
months. On January 17th the topic will be “ideas to build
learner enthusiasm and engagement”. Please come with your
ideas and questions.
Some future TEAs might involve a little bit of advance
preparation – to discuss an interesting paper or book,
perhaps. Some might involve technology or other
innovations. We are looking for your ideas too.
If you have an idea for a TEA-time topic, please email [
]firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by the Gwenna Moss
And for information on upcoming TEAs, be sure to check our
calendar at [ ]www.usask.ca/gmcte
Meanwhile, mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 17th,
Tuesday, January 23rd and any Tuesday or Wednesday with an
odd-numbered date and plan to drop by for TEA at the Gwenna
Moss Centre! Future TEA dates will be posted on the Gwenna
Moss Centre calendar and on PAWS. For more information,
call Christine at 966-1950.