TLL Speaker Series

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Beyond Content: Teaching for Civic Participation and Engagement
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View Recording on Panopto (restricted to the MIT community). On Wednesday, April 10, we hosted Dr. Bryan Dewsbury to discuss the role that faculty play in supporting students’ identities in […]

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Climate Across the Curriculum: An Octopus’s Journey
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View Recording on Panopto (restricted to the MIT community). On Thursday, February 14, we hosted Dr. Sandra Goldmark to discuss climate-responsive teaching in any discipline. Designing Change Dr. Sandra Goldmark […]

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Balancing High Expectations and Flexibility: Supporting Student and Faculty Mental Health with Compassionate Challenge
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On Wednesday, December 13, we hosted Dr. Sarah Rose Cavanagh to discuss how to create challenging learning environments for students that also support their mental health and wellbeing.

Speaking Up in STEM: Investigating the Self-advocacy and Classroom Experiences of Undergraduates with ADHD and Specific Learning Disorders
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On Thursday, October 26, we hosted Dr. Julie Dangremond Stanton to discuss how students with disabilities engage in self-advocacy in the context of undergraduate STEM courses.

Finding the Why: Integrating Purpose in STEM as a Path to Student Engagement
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On Thursday, September 28, 2023, we hosted Dr. Amanda Diekman to discuss how considering students’ “why” in pursuing STEM fields provides a valuable vantage point to foster both broader participation and deeper engagement in STEM.

Supporting Student Learning Through Metacognitive and Motivational Strategies
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On Wednesday, May 10, we hosted Dr. Cristina Zepeda to discuss her latest research on how instructors can design their courses to help students more effectively use metacognitive and motivational […]

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Teaching in the Artificial Intelligence Age of ChatGPT
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View recording on Panopto (restricted to MIT community). Key Takeaways On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, we hosted Dr. Derek Bruff to discuss the landscape of AI tools for generating text […]

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Students’ Sense of Belonging Matters: Evidence from Three Studies
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On Thursday, February 16, we hosted Dr. Maithreyi Gopalan to discuss her latest research on how students’ sense of belonging matters. Takeaways Professor Gopalan began her talk by discussing how […]

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Leveraging Best Practices to Support Community, Wellbeing & Belonging
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On Thursday, December 15, TLL hosted members of the RIC16 Ad Hoc Committee to discuss their year-long work to understand and document how MIT instructors and faculty fostered community, wellbeing, […]

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Rigor as Inclusive Practice
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On Thursday, October 6, 2022, we hosted Drs. Jamiella Brooks and Julie McGurk to discuss how inclusive teaching, by definition, promotes academic rigor. Redefining Rigor In her opening remarks, Dr. […]