• Afternoon Tea Discussion Series

Sharing Teaching Techniques
Monday, January 31, 1– 2:30pm

When we teach, it feels comfortable to use time-tested, familiar techniques. Why not liven up your classroom by sharing materials and tips with colleagues? Please bring two or three examples of your favorite teaching techniques to share with our group. We will discuss the pros and cons of alternate methods and decide whether to use them in our own classes.

Monika Raesch, Assistant Professor, Communication & Journalism

Can Experts Teach Novice Learners?
Wednesday, February 9th, 2-3:30pm
Yes! However, education theorists have proven that experts and novices process and learn information differently. Our discussion will focus on strategies  teachers can use to ensure that their students are developing the means to learn and apply new information in productive ways.

Katie Linder, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

Grading Papers: How Much is Too Much?
Tuesday, February 22, 1– 2:30pm

The papers are in, waiting to be graded. Do you spend your time correcting every grammatical and spelling error or should you only grade for content? And should your students collaborate in the paper-grading process, through peer reviews or partnered grading? We’ll discuss alternatives to solo paper-grading at this tea.

Jim Johnson, Part-Time Faculty, English

Engaging the Quiet Learner
Monday, March 21, 1-2:30pm

There are some students who seem to be reluctant participants in the classroom. How do we engage such “quiet learners”? How do we measure their knowledge and understanding? What factors contribute to students’ apparent lack of voice, and what are some strategies which help ensure that all students are engaged in the learning process? Come pick up tips and share your experiences with others.

Diane D'Souza, Part-Time Faculty, Sociology

Dealing with the Difficult Student(s)
Tuesday, March 22, 2-3:30pm

Sometimes the difference between a great class and a “not-so-great…wish I didn’t have to teach this lot” class is just one or a few students who seem determined to take the class in a wrong direction. Have you ever experienced this? If so, and even if not, join us at the CTE in a discussion of how to deal with a negative student.

Faciliated by Ross Fuerman, Associate Professor, Accounting

Gardening Multiple Intelligences at Suffolk
Wednesday, April 27th, 2:30-3:45pm
CTE, 73 Tremont Street, 12th Floor

For those who attended the spring luncheon with Howard Gardner or who weren't able to and would like the opportunity to discuss Multiple Intelligences, the CTE invites you to a special afternoon tea Gardening Multiple Intelligences to discuss how faculty can apply Multiple Intelligences at Suffolk University. Please join Magid Mazen, Management, SBS and Lydia Segal, Business Law, SBS for a conversation on Wednesday, April 27th, 2:30-3:45pm at the CTE, 73 Tremont Street, 12th Floor. Refreshments will be served.