Thinking about Student Thinking in the Classroom

October 19

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Professor Patrick McGhee, University of Bolton, Manchester, England, visiting professor at MIT

Professor McGhee is currently researching students’ thinking styles and their academic optimism, drawing on models of cognitive bias in therapeutic settings and applying them to pedagogic scenarios.

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Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons

 from the Science of Learning

December 12

9:30am – 11:30am

Building a Culture of Academic Integrity: The Role of the Students- and Faculty

December 12

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Professor James M. Lang is the author of Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. In Small Teaching, Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference—many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques. 

Join us before hand for our November Book Group featuring his book: Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.

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Screen_Shot_2015-12-21_at_9.41.21_AMActive Learning Workshop

January 5th, 2018

8:30am – 1:00pm

Medford Campus

You are invited to join us for CELT’s Active Learning Workshop on Friday, January 5th, from 8:30am – 1:00pm. Light breakfast & lunch will be served.

Please note that to participate in the workshop, you’ll need to complete 30-45 minutes of homework before the workshop begins.

To sign up for the workshop send an email to by December 15th. Also let us know of any food restrictions as we will be serving a light breakfast and lunch.

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