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The Math & Stat Teaching Circle

A forum for discussing teaching-related issues

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mathematics/Psychology : 422
Note: The original date of February 19 has been changed to February 26.

Are you interested in having more opportunities to talk about teaching (and teaching-related issues) with your colleagues in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UMBC?

Come to the Math Stat Teaching Circle!

Lunch will be served. but please RSVP to Liz Stanwyck  a week in advance.


Topic:  Shifting Content to the Students

Is the Content Monster breathing down your neck?  As instructors, we often feel so much pressure to cover content that we are reluctant to try new techniques or class activities.  If we could just shift some coverage responsibility to the students, we could be free to explore more concepts, more deeply.  But how can we do that without hearing students complain that we are making them “teach themselves?”  It turns out that many faculty in the department are already using techniques like reading quizzes and flipping the classroom to shift content coverage to the students.  For this teaching circle, please bring your best ideas for helping students take responsibility for content outside of the classroom.