Welcome to Bookcats, the book club for Texas State University non-tenure line faculty! Co-sponsored by Faculty Development and the Non-Tenure Line Faculty Senate Committee, each semester NTL faculty and facilitators come together to discuss the semester's read and make connections across the campus. We would love it if you joined us!
The Spring 2021 sessions will be held biweekly on Monday's 2 - 3 p.m.
March 1 | March 22 | April 5, via ZOOM
Additional date to be added for Winter Storm Makeup Session
Facilitated by: Dr. Amy Meeks, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Jessica Robinson, Lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction
* Let’s Do Lunch Special Event*
Q&A with Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Author of The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion
Let’s Do Lunch
Friday, April 2 | noon – 1 p.m. | Via Zoom | Info
Join us for this special guest event with Dr. Sarah Rose Cavanagh, an Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College and author of The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion. She contemplates the connections between emotions and quality of life in her writing, teaching, and research, blogs on affective neuroscience for Psychology Today, and has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show.
Her research considers whether the strategies people choose to regulate their emotions and the degree to which they successfully accomplish this regulation can predict trajectories of psychological functioning over time. Her most recent research project, funded by the Davis Educational Foundation, focuses on whether giving students tools from emotion regulation at the start of class can improve their same-day and semester-long learning.
From the Back Cover
Historically we have constructed our classrooms with the assumption that learning is a dry, staid affair best conducted in quiet tones and ruled by an unemotional consideration of the facts. The field of education, however, is beginning to awaken to the potential power of emotions to fuel learning, informed by contributions from psychology and neuroscience. In friendly, readable prose, Sarah Rose Cavanagh argues that if you as an educator want to capture your students' attention, harness their working memory, bolster their long-term retention, and enhance their motivation, you should consider the emotional impact of your teaching style and course design. To make this argument, she brings to bear a wide range of evidence from the study of education, psychology, and neuroscience, and she provides practical examples of successful classroom activities from a variety of disciplines in secondary and higher education.
Information taken from: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1943665338/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_51G8WNPQS0RCM4V10NBC
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