The Center for Teaching & Learning invites Queens College faculty to participate in an opportunity to reflect on teaching practices. Professor Anisha Clarke (Mathematics) is providing one-on-one consultations designed to help faculty from all disciplines become reflective teachers, with the aim of improving the instructor’s teaching and students’ learning.
Professor Clarke will work individually with each instructor selected to participate through observations that will take place three times over the course of the spring 2016 semester. The observations will be coupled with discussions about teacher cognition and practices. The framework for this process was adopted from recommendations for high school teachers which have been adapted for college-level instruction (Artzt, A. F., Armour-Thomas, E., Curcio, F. R., & Gurl, T. J. (2015). Becoming a Reflective Mathematics Teacher: A Guide for Observations and Self-Assessment. Routledge: Taylor & Francis). Before each observation, instructors will respond to a set of pre-lesson questions via email. Following each observation, Professor Clarke and the participating instructor will discuss teaching practices during the observed lesson, thoughts during and after the lesson, and recommendations for the future. After each post-lesson discussion, participants will also receive a set of questions to help guide the reflection and evaluation of the lesson.
To participate in this exciting opportunity, please complete a brief form with information about when you are teaching this spring and the elements of your teaching you would like to work on. Professor Clarke has teaching commitments on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:45 am to 9:35 am and 10:05 am to 11:55 am. If you teach during those times, we will not be able to accommodate you this semester, but still let us know that you are interested by completing the form and including your schedule. Available spots are limited and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis, so please apply soon and no later than February 25.