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Learning from Your Colleagues: Teaching Strategies You Can Use

6th Annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence at Cornell
Monday, January 25, 2016 | 423 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall

Please “save the date” for a series of seminars facilitated by Cornell faculty that focus on flipping the class, creating engagement by connecting with students, internationalizing the Cornell classroom, and teaching controversial topics.

Register for the 6th Annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence at Cornell!









All sessions will be held in the ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall, Room 423.

Time/Location Seminars Speaker

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

423 ILR CC, King-Shaw Hall

How to Get Started Flipping your Classroom

Are you considering flipping a class? During this session, we will discuss techniques and technologies to expose students to course content before they come to class, and explore individual and group activities to use inside your classroom.


Pamela Moulton, Associate Professor, Finance

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

423 ILR CC, King-Shaw Hall

Creating Engagement by Connecting with Students

Better engagement in the classroom begins with fostering connections and building rapport with students. This session will identify various ways to nurture positive relationships and to build rapport with students in your classroom.


Sahara Byrne, Associate Professor, Communication


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

423 ILR CC, King-Shaw Hall

Lunch: Learning as Risk-Taking: How to Create Learning through “Failure”

Do your students resist participating because they’re afraid of the wrong answer? Join us in a discussion of how you can help your students overcome their fear of failure in order to enhance their learning.



Faculty facilitators TBA

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

423 ILR CC, King-Shaw Hall

Bringing International Experiences Back to the Classroom

Can objects become, in the words of E.V. Walter,"seats of experience"?  Through a series of short in-class exercises, the social life of a single object will reveal the dynamic force of its global/local interface.  


Kaja McGowan, Associate Professor, History of Art

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

423 ILR CC, King-Shaw Hall

Approaches to Teaching Controversial Topics

How do you prepare for strong feelings and opinions that arise while discussing complex and controversial topics? We’ll discuss ideas for taking on these issues in constructive and thoughtful ways.


Edward Baptist, Professor,


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