Faculty Book Club Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning
3 Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in Krieger 107: February 27, April 2, April 30
Facilitated by Robert Hill
Deadline to register: Monday, February 17.
Book description: Starting with brain science research on attention span and cognitive load, Dr. Rice bases her book on two fundamental principles: shorter segments of instruction are better than longer ones, and learners who actively participate in instruction learn better than those who don’t. Pauses constitute a simple technique for enlivening and enhancing the effectiveness of lectures, or indeed of any form of instruction, whether a presentation or in an experiential setting. This book presents the evidence and rationale for breaking up lectures into shorter segments by using pauses to focus attention, reinforce key points, and review learning. It also provides 65 adaptable pause ideas to use at the opening of class, mid-way through, or as closers. Book is included.
Advising Best Practices
Tuesday February 18, 3:45 – 5:00 in Krieger 107
Led by Meghan Hernandez and Kate Robbins
Do you advise undergraduate students at CUAA? If so, this CELT session is for you. We will dive into advising best practices, considering how we can best support and challenge our Concordia students. We will spend time focused on CUAA’s curriculum and ensuring all advisors are up to date on understanding the new core. This will be a great session to feel supported and encouraged as an advisor. We hope to see you there!