It’s cold, it’s dark, it’s the end of the semester, and you’re buried in grading. What to do? How about coming to the The Long Night of Grading brought to you by CIE, the Osterlin Library and Educational Media Technologies? On Tuesday, Dec. 12, just when you are most buried by tests and papers and projects, the… Continue Reading Long Night of Grading is Back!
Author Archive | Kristen Salathiel
CIE is offering two learning opportunities for faculty on Jan. 11. Helping Your Students Read the Textbook Thursday, Jan. 11, 10:00-10:45 in SH 204. The first session led by Nancy Gray and Kristen Salathiel will be a practical, hands-on workshop focused on specific ways you can help students effectively read–and learn from–your textbook. Bring the textbook… Continue Reading Two Mini-PD Opportunities in January
My first teaching job was at an all-boys private school in Los Angeles. I was 22 and fresh out of college with not a bit of teaching experience. But as part of the mentoring program, other teachers and administrators were in and out of my room all the time. At first, I was sure I… Continue Reading It’s Coming: Open Classroom Week
My first teaching job was at a public high school outside Chicago, and every week I had to submit that week’s daily lesson plans to my department chair. These plans included objectives and activities for each of my classes each day. I did this for the first two years I was there. It was totally… Continue Reading Abandoning the Plan
Last week at a conference I learned the term “Beginner’s Mind.” I had never heard that term before but it comes from Zen Buddhism. It is the idea that as we become more expert at something, we stop seeing possibilities. We close our mind to new ways of seeing and doing–relying instead on what we… Continue Reading Beginner’s Mind