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About the Video:
Dr. Parker Palmer is best known as the author of The Courage to Teach. Dr. Maryellen Weimer is best known as the editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter. For the first time, they come together to talk about the underpinnings of their approaches to their work as teachers. In this one-hour dialogue, Palmer and Weimer discuss why self-knowledge is the key to growth and development as teachers, and why truth--not techniques--heals and empowers those who have lost heart. Whether you are a new or experienced faculty member who ended the semester on a high note or a low note, you'll gain insight, inspiration, and validation from this impassioned conversation. Listening to Drs. Palmer and Weimer, you'll have no doubt that finding the fortitude to teach past the challenges you face can produce deep joy and satisfaction.
-- Excerpted and paraphrased from Magna Publications
As of December 1, 2012 the CSS subscription to The Teaching Professor newsletter was converted from a print subscription to an online subscription, affording college-wide access at substantial savings. This online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to all members of the St. Scholastica campus community. For access to The Teaching Professor, you'll need to create an account. New issues are no longer available on campus in print. Instead each account holder can view the newsletter online or download a pdf file to view onscreen or to print a single copy. An archive of past issues is on the bookshelf in the Duluth campus Faculty-Staff Lounge. For further information about the newsletter, see http://www.teachingprofessor.com/newsletter. Check your e-mail or contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at for instructions and access code.
Scratch-off quiz forms called Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) forms are available at no charge to anyone teaching at The College of Saint Scholastica. The Center for Teaching Excellence provides forms for 10-question quizzes with either 4 answer choices (A-D) or 5 answer choices (A-E). The forms can be used in a classroom setting by individual students or small groups for practice knowledge-checks or for graded assessments. Students gain immediate feedback by scratching off each answer choice to check if it is correct. The forms help address misconceptions by providing correct responses immediately and support teaching to mastery by offering a tool for scoring second choice answers. Additional information and forms in other formats are available from Epstein Educational Enterprises at http://www.epsteineducation.com/home/about/default.aspx
Pick up forms for in-class use from Cari McMillan in Tower 2111 during business hours. For details on using the forms, contact the Center for Teaching Excellence.
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