Author Archive | Kristen Salathiel
At January’s Friday Forum, we heard from a panel on the topic of neurodiversity (the range of individual differences in brain function and behavioral traits including autism spectrum disorder and dyslexia). Two students, Hannah Krohn and Harley Maxbauer; a former student, Evan Stoll; the owner of RJG Inc., Mike Groleau; and Disability Services’ Leanne Baumler… Continue Reading Embracing Neurodiversity in the Classroom
We were honored to host learner-centered teaching guru Maryellen Weimer on Jan. 6 for our January Conference faculty professional development. She focused on the five characteristics of learner-centered teaching: 1) students are doing the hard, messy work of learning, 2) learning skills are taught explicitly, 3) students have some control over the learning process, 4)… Continue Reading Learner Centered Teaching Resources from January Conference
Twice a year, the Global Lit Book Club meets to discuss books about life in other cultures. We try to read one fiction and one non-fiction book each year and try to choose countries that are in the news. Two weeks ago we met to discuss Blue Label by Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles. This book set… Continue Reading New Global Lit Book Club Choice: The Line Becomes a River
My final post about James Lang’s book Small Teaching focuses on using prediction as a way of engaging our students before they learn. Lang explains that by asking students to predict an answer or trend or result before they learn about it, they are more likely to remember that material later, even if their predictions… Continue Reading How Do You Think Predictions Increase Learning?