Category: Lunch Discussion

Recently at the Teaching Center…

A World of Possibilities: Curriculum Elements and Opportunities from Around the Globe As part of Belmont’s Diversity Week, the Teaching Center hosted a lunch discussion focusing on teaching and learning experiences and approaches from around the world. Attendees heard from Belmont faculty members who have extended beyond Western ideas and frameworks to enrich their students’ learning. …

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Diverse Perspectives for the Classroom

Last fall, the Teaching Center’s first Lunch Discussion focused on diverse perspectives for the classroom.  Belmont faculty panelists (from left to right) , Edgar Diaz-Cruz (Pharmacy), Mona Ivey-Soto (Education), Linda Jones (Psychological Science), and Cheryl Slay Carr (Music Business) shared insights from their own pedagogies on methods for engaging racial, ethnic, gender, or other diversity themes in …

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Student Veterans

In October, the Teaching Center hosted a lunch discussion entitled, “The Needs of Veterans as Students”, to continue the conversation about how we, as teachers, can create welcoming spaces in our classrooms for veterans to thrive and contribute in their own unique ways while integrating into our communities of learning.  A panel of current Belmont …

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MLK Week Lunch Discussion Reflections

Teaching Center Luncheon Dr. Marla Frederick, Professor of African and African American Studies and the Study of Religion, Harvard University   “Between Racial Reconciliation and Social Justice: The Challenge of Contemporary Christianity”   On Wednesday, January 18, as part of MLK Week at Belmont, Dr. Marla Frederick led a Teaching Center lunch discussion for an engaged …

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SoTL and GenEd Addressed at Lunch Discussion

On April 21st, for its final lunch discussion of the 2014-2015 academic year, the Belmont Teaching Center hosted several faculty members from a variety of disciplines, each of them addressing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) they have developed in direct connection to their general-education teaching.  Charmion Gustke (English) discussed her work connected to First Year …

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Lunch Discussion Addresses Writing In The Classroom

One reason many teachers encourage students to write is because the activity promotes deeper, more rigorous learning.  With writing assignments, students often must grapple with their own ideas, connect them to the ideas of others, and forge associative links across different pools of knowledge. As such, well-designed writing assignments can promote student engagement and student …

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