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Book Club

Clubs are scheduled for fall and spring terms, beginning in September. Faculty members can sign up for one or all of them but must commit to reading assigned pages and participating in weekly discussions over a 4 – 6 week period. Faculty members are given a personal copy of the book to keep. Open to resident and adjunct faculty.


 Spring 2015

Brain Rules

Brain Rules by John Medina

In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives

Discussion facilitated by:  Laura Frost
Dates and Time:  January 26th, February 23rd, March 30th, April 27th
LIB 212
Registration Deadline:  01/05/2015




Previous Book Clubs

Fall 2014


Teaching with Your Mouth ShutSkillful TeacherWhat Our Stories Teach Us


 Learner CenteredHow the Brain LearnsOutcasts United 

Spring 2014

 How the Brain Learns








Fall 2013

Half a Life

ECO literate

Learner-centered teaching











Fall 2012

Courage to Teach

Inspired College Teaching

Teaching for Critical Thinking










 Fall 2011

Classroom Assessment TechniquesLearner Centered Edition 1

What the Best College Teachers DoTeaching Unprepared Students  

Straight Man










Fall 2010

What the Best College Teachers