Book Clubs

Join one of these instructional book clubs.

Book Clubs

A book club is an excellent way to learn of new teaching methods, strategies, and practices. Participating in a book club allows you to read and discuss the application of these new teaching approaches with colleagues from across the university. Book clubs can be organized by any faculty member, instructional staff, and/or graduate teaching assistant on the NDSU campus. Email the Office of Teaching and Learning to have your book club listed here and get assistance with promotion.

Currently available and recurrent book clubs are listed below.

 

Teach Students How To Learn

 

Beginning September 16, 2021
Via Zoom
Registration Deadline is September 13, 2021

Led by: Dr. Rebekah Oliver

Join us this fall and spring semester to discuss how you can improve student learning. Using Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire's book, Teach Students How To Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, we will discuss strategies to use in your class and then incorporate those strategies into our spring semester classes. 

This book club meets on the following days:

Thursday, September 16, 2021  |  2 - 2:50 p.m.  |  Via Zoom
Thursday, October 7, 2021  |  2 - 2:50 p.m.  |  Via Zoom
Thursday, October 21, 2021   |  2 - 4 p.m.  |  Via Zoom 
Thursday, November 18, 2021    |  2 - 2:50 p.m.  |  Via Zoom
Spring Semester 2022 meeting dates to be announced

Faculty, instructors, and graduate students are welcome to participate. This book club is free to join; however, you must purchase or secure the book for yourself.

The book can be purchased through the publisher or an online book seller of your choice.  For your convenience, links are provided for Amazon and the publisher below. We recognize the cost of the book may be prohibitive to participation for many graduate students; therefore, four copies of the book have been put on hold in the library for the purpose of this book club.

Hosted by:  Office of Teaching and Learning

 

 

 


 

Ungrading: Why rating students undermines learning (and what to do instead)

 

This book club was offered in the summer of 2021.

Led by: Drs. Jenny Momsen and Jeff Boyer

Join us over the next five weeks to discuss alternatives to traditional grading. Using Susan Blum's book, Ungrading: Why rating students undermines learning (and what to do instead), we will unpack how grades intersect with motivation and learning and explore a variety of assessment and evaluation approaches.

Faculty, instructors, and graduate students are welcome to participate. This book club is free to join; however, you must purchase or secure the book for yourself.

The book can be purchased through the publisher or an online book seller of your choice.  For your convenience, links are provided for Amazon and the publisher below. We recognize the cost of the book may be prohibitive to participation for many graduate students; therefore, four copies of the book have been put on hold in the library for the purpose of this book club.

Co-hosted by: STEM Education PhD Program, Office of Assessment, and Office of Teaching and Learning

 

 

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