Reflective Teaching Community’s First Meeting, Sept. 7

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Reflective Teaching Community’s First Meeting, Sept. 7

The 2018-19 Reflective Teaching Community (RTC) will hold its first meeting of the year on Friday, Sept. 7, noon-1 p.m. All are welcome at this monthly gathering to discuss topics in teaching and learning in a supportive environment of like-minded colleagues.

This year’s theme for RTC is “Knowing We Matter: Assessing Our Impact in the Classroom.” The past few years of RTC have focused on engaged learning techniques that support our students’ agency, motivation, and success. Our group remains highly dedicated to supporting student engagement, but how do we know whether our efforts are making a real difference in our students’ learning? This first session of the RTC will be facilitated by Molly Stehn, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Professional Counseling, and it will address how both students and teachers define teaching effectiveness as we begin our year-long exploration of assessing our impact.

The Faculty Development Center invites all full-time and part-time faculty and academic partners to participate in these monthly discussions and to join us for a pizza lunch. All of our meetings are held on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Emerson Library 420). Join us!

To RSVP for the Sept. meeting, or for more information about engaged learning at Webster, please contact Erik Palmore at

RTC 2018-2019 Schedule

Sept. 7
Knowing We Matter As Teachers
Facilitator: Molly Stehn, Department of Professional Counseling

Oct. 5
How Do I Know Whether My Students Are Getting It?
Facilitator: Carla Colletti, Music Department

Nov. 2
What I’m Doing in the Classroom Working?
Facilitator: Bruce Umbaugh, Department of Philosophy

Dec. 7
I Have No Time! Creating Change Amidst the Hustle
Facilitator: David Werfelmann, Music Department

Feb. 1
Please Read My Comments!
Facilitator: Morgan Grotewiel, Department of Psychology

Mar. 1
Teaching with Empathy and Analyzing My Implicit Biases
Facilitator: Muthoni Musangali, Department of Professional Counseling

Apr. 5
Becoming a Scholarly Teacher
Facilitator: Victoria McMullen, Department of Teacher Education

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