Mind the Gap


This talk will be presented by Elli Theobald, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. Her recent work demonstrates that opportunity gaps—differential performance between minoritized students (BIPOC students as well as low-income students) and over-represented students—were reduced by 75% in college STEM courses when instructors incorporated active learning strategies, but only when active learning was implemented in a majority of class time.

Fresh Perspectives panel discussion #1


Join MIT educators for this panel discussion covering insights gained from teaching virtually through the pandemic.

Trauma-informed Teaching


Learn about the neuroscience of toxic stress and how to increase engagement, connection, and healing in the classroom.

Reinventing Education Post-Pandemic


Understanding the experiences of students and teachers during pandemic schooling is vital to educational recovery and building back better.

Rigor as Inclusive Practice

Dr. Jamiella Brooks (U Penn) and Dr. Julie McGurk (Yale) will discuss how inclusive teaching, by definition, promotes academic rigor.

Leveraging Best Practices to Support Community, Wellbeing, and Belonging

Join us for our next talk in TLL's Speaker Series: Reigniting the Spark of Learning. During the pandemic, many instructors realized the importance of community, wellbeing, and belonging in student learning, and the central role that they themselves played in developing the structures and processes to create supportive and inclusive learning environments. In this talk, […]

Students’ Sense of Belonging Matters: Evidence from Three Studies


Join us for our next talk in TLL’s Speaker Series: Reigniting the Spark of Learning Over the last decade, research examining and documenting the importance of students’ sense of belonging in college has increased substantially. In this workshop, Dr. Maithreyi Gopalan, Assistant Professor of Education & Policy, Penn State University, will provide a broad overview […]

Supporting Student Learning Through Metacognitive and Motivational Strategies


Join us for the last talk in our 2022-23 Speaker Series: Reigniting the Spark of Learning Supporting Student Learning Through Metacognitive and Motivational Strategies Dr. Cristina D. Zepeda, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University As students advance in their educational trajectories, there is an increasing demand for them to independently monitor and […]