The Amherst Faculty Pedagogical Reading Group: Small Teaching Online
This June, CTL Faculty Director, Jyl Gentzler facilitated a book group discussing Flower Darby and James Lang’s Small Teaching Online. The reading group met once a week via Zoom for 90 minutes. They found the book and discussions provided concrete, useful suggestions for teaching online and learning from faculty across disciplines. Some of their key take-aways were:
- Strategies for micro (or mini) lectures
- Importance of making learning goals transparent with students throughout the semester
- Feeling more confident to teach online
- Appreciating the acknowledgement of the challenges of being human in this moment
Thanks to those who participated!