Book Club 2021
We are excited to start up our Book Club in the 2021 academic year. Watch for more information on format and meetings in the late summer/early fall. Our tentative pick for this fall's book is How Learning Happens by Kirschner and Hendrick
Summer 2021 Reading List
As we prepare for the summer, the SCTL wanted to curate a list of accessible books on contemporary issues in teaching and learning. We encourage faculty to engage with the material and feel free to suggest more resources as we build a list for our teaching/learning community.
The Spark of Learning Sarah Rose Cavanaugh
Historically we have constructed our classrooms with the assumption that learning is a dry, staid affair best conducted in quiet tones and ruled by an unemotional consideration of the facts. The field of education, however, is beginning to awaken to the potential power of emotions to fuel learning, informed by contributions from psychology and neuroscience. In friendly, readable prose, Sarah Rose Cavanagh argues that if you as an educator want to capture your students' attention, harness their working memory, bolster their long-term retention, and enhance their motivation, you should consider the emotional impact of your teaching style and course design. To make this argument, she brings to bear a wide range of evidence from the study of education, psychology, and neuroscience, and she provides practical examples of successful classroom activities from a variety of disciplines in secondary and higher education.
Motivated TeachingPeps Mccrea
"This book is for teachers and school leaders interested in understanding what motivation for learning is, how it works, and how to build it in the classroom.
From the author of Memorable Teaching, this latest instalment in the High Impact Teaching series stitches together the best available evidence from multiple fields -- including behavioural economics, evolutionary psychology and motivation science -- to create a concise, coherent and actionable framework that you can use to help your pupils care more about and put more effort into your lessons.
Motivated Teaching has been carefully constructed to be a highly efficient reading experience. It is short, sparse and you should be able to read it in about an hour."
Rosenshine's Principles in Action Tom Sherrington
"Barak Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction are widely recognized for their clarity and simplicity and their potential to support teachers seeking to engage with cognitive science and the wider world of education research. In this concise new guide, Rosenshine fan Tom Sherrington amplifies and augments the principles and further demonstrates how they can be put into practice in everyday classrooms. The second half of the book contain Rosenshine's original paper Principles of Instruction, as published in 2010 by the International Academy of Education (IAE) - a paper with a superb worldwide reputation for relating research findings to classroom practice."