Monday Workshops

College Classroom Teaching Strategies

Mondays 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Roser ATLAS 229

Monday Workshops

Monday workshops focus on concrete strategies, techniques,

and methods to help you teach better in the classroom.



September 12

Conflict De-Escalation Training 

Ashlyn Friend and Daniel Easton, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution 

Join the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution for a dialogue about conflicts that can result in the process of learning and teaching. In this workshop, you will learn more information about University policies related to disruptive classroom behavior and resources available to you withing the OSCCR, as well as strategies fore de-escalation in a conflict. 

September 19

Helping Students Learn to Learn 

Molly Monroe, PhD Candidate, Spanish 

Come talk about how meta-learning can help students become better learers, increase their performance in the classroom, and help teachers negotiaote with contemporary topics in higher education such as hybrid classrooms, information literacy, inclusive excellence, and the role of higher education in general. 

September 26

Establishing Authority in the Classroom 

Aya Gruber, Associate Professor, School of Law 

In this workshop, Professor Gruber will discuss establishing authority in the classroom. She intends the session to be interactive and will spend the majority of the time taking questions from participants about various classroom issues and methods for handling them. 

October 3

Creating Collegial Classrooms 

Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave, Lead Coordinator, GTP 

In this workshop participants learn to foster collegiality through student motivation, engagement, commitment, and overall performance. We will learn effective tools to set up our classrooms, guide discussions and assess our and our students’ performance. 

October 10

Building Community in the Classroom 

Joel Correia PhD Candidate, Geography 

Come talk about using different strategies to build community and enhancing peer-to-peer learning. We will focus on those of us teaching in smaller classes, labs, and recitations. Come ready to discuss and have fun. 

October 17

Passion In The Classroom: Managing a Double-edged Sword 

Gretchen Lang, PhD Student, Geography 

Full student engagement - the kind that involves connecting critical thinking with real-world problems and personal paths - generates passion. These intense feelings, connected to what each person cares about most, and what community or global dilemmas they wish to tackle, can bring exciting energy and/ or vulnerability and conflict into the classroom. This workshop will examine how we can ignite students’ passions, and their belief in the possibility of positive change, while creating an environment where opposing viewpoints and emotional exposure can co-exist with intellectual curiosity. 

October 24

Google Form Exit Passes for Assessment in Very Large Classes 

Dan Knights, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of Minnesota 

This presentation will demonstrate how a simple Google Form and partly automated processing were used for daily formative evaluation in a large undergraduate class. Details include how to structure the form for open-ended feedback, how to present aggregate results back to students, and examples of student responses. 

October 31

The International Environment in the American Classroom 

Niloofar Khalili, PhD, Linguistics 

With an increasing number of international students, there are several things that we should be aware of when it comes to effective instruction. In this workshop, Dr. Khalili will discuss her experiences as well as some thoughts on classroom participation, the relationship between students and instructors, and assessments. 

All workshops count toward GTP certificate requirements.

All graduate students, undergraduate teaching & learning assistants, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff are welcome at GTP events and activities.

For further information, please call 303-492-4902.