Teaching @WFU: A CAT Blog

Preparing to Teach After 16 Months of Disruption

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Our previous posts this week have been mostly pragmatic–helping you put the finishing touches on your syllabi, your Canvas page, and your new teaching wardrobe. Today’s post will be a bit ...

Categories: Teaching

Masks in the Classroom: Part 2!

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About this time last year, I wrote a short post with a few mask recommendations and tips for teaching in a mask. We’ve learned a lot over the past year, so I thought it might be helpful to ...

Categories: COVID19Teaching

Transforming Your Blank “Canvas” Into a Teaching Masterpiece

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Last week, I began dusting off both my notes and my memory as I started preparing to teach my course this Fall Semester. I haven’t taught this course since the Spring of 2019 and, needless to ...

Categories: Teaching

Syllabus Week

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As our undergraduates begin classes on August 23rd, most Wake Forest faculty are currently in the thick of Syllabus Week. We have run out of cabinets to reorganize and academic TV pilots to ...

Categories: Teaching

Join Us for Another Summer Book Discussion in July on Ungrading

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*Note: this book discussion is limited to WFU faculty and staff

Join us in July to discuss the book, Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) (Blum, 2020).

The ...

Categories: Events

CAT Guest Facilitator, Paul T. Corrigan: Facilitating Challenging Student Conversations in and after COVID, April 1, 4-5pm

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We are pleased to be hosting a virtual workshop with Dr. Paul T. Corrigan from the University of Tampa next Thursday, April 1 from 4-5pm.

We hope you ...

Categories: Events

Join Us for Faculty Tea, Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 on 3/23, 4/6, 4/20 & 5/4

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The CAT is intentionally limited programming again this semester because we recognize you are all extremely busy. BUT we have also heard some colleagues are missing the community they find by ...

Categories: Events

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

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Maybe you have already experienced this in your classroom; students are exhausted, struggling personally or academically, while others aren’t responding altogether. It is no surprise that the ...

Categories: COVID19SurveysTeaching

Shared Spaces: Whiteboarding In Online Courses

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*this post is co-authored with Amy Archambault, Instructional Designer in the Office of Online Education, and Lynne Yengulalp, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics and ...

Categories: COVID19SurveysTeaching

Strategies for Accommodating Students: Spring 2021 Update

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*Note this is an updated version of our previous blog post from October 26, 2020. The information here discusses what we learned from our Fall survey of students and faculty and also new ...

Categories: COVID19SurveysTeaching

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