Reading Groups

The LTC sponsors semester-long groups of faculty and staff who read current books about teaching and learning. Participants receive free copies of the books in exchange for attending designated sessions in the LTC where they share their insights on the texts with their group.

If you have suggestions for a new reading group or any questions/comments, please contact Faculty Development at 

Spring 2016 Reading Groups

Supersurvivors: The Link Between Suffering and Success

By David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz

Starting where resiliency studies leave off, two psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma, revealing the surprising principles that allow people to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary things. Join us to discuss the potential for thriving and growth following trauma and how to support students and colleagues who have experienced trauma.

FACILITATED BY Susan Brown (LTC, OFfice of Faculty Development) and Kathleen Henderson (Office of student success and parent engagement)
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm: february 18 (ltc forum), march 3 (ltc team space), march 17 (ltc forum), March 31 (ltc forum), april 7 (ltc forum)


Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation

by Saundra Yancy McGuire with Stephanie McGuire

Join this reading group for a series of rousing discussions on how to motivate your students to learn deeply. Saundra McGuire (chemistry) and Stephanie McGuire (neuroscience) bring together their expert explorations of three key concepts in learning - mindset, motivation, and metacognition - with a wide variety of strategies, techniques, and resources you can use to help your student learn how to learn.

Facilitated by Beth Harrison (LTC, Office of Learning Resources)
Discussion Dates:
Thursdays 12:30-2:00 in the LTC's MeetingSpace (028)
February 11, 18
March 3, 10, 17, 31

Books discussed at past Reading Groups

Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice

Diversity across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education

Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled-- and More Miserable Than Ever Before

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Teaching with Your Mouth Shut

The Unheard Voices:  Community Organizations and Service Learning

The Flipped Classroom

On Student Reading (or the Absence of Student Reading)

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice, 2nd edition


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