Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

TEACHxperts: Making Community in the Classroom – Lisa Cravens-Brown

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: University Library, Ver Steeg Lounge, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: IT Communications   847.491.2699

Group: Northwestern Information Technology

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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So many things go into creating a successful learning experience for the students and instructional experience for the teacher. Often, we pay attention to setting learning outcomes, what textbook and materials we’ll use and how many tests we will give. Equally important is the environment you create in the classroom. This can be seen as an interaction between the instructor’s use of the physical characteristics of the room and the behaviors the instructor does to foster a sense of connection among the participants.

In this talk, I will discuss some research on classroom community and sense of belonging in the classroom, some social psychology concepts that support the importance of creating community in the classroom, and provide some practical tips for ways to create community in the classroom.

Light refreshments will be provided for this brownbag talk.
This talk is a part of the TEACHxpert speaker series.

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