60 episodes

A podcast exploring topics about teaching and professional development for faculty members and instructors at Illinois State University. The show is produced by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Find out more at CTLT.IllinoisState.edu.

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A podcast exploring topics about teaching and professional development for faculty members and instructors at Illinois State University. The show is produced by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Find out more at CTLT.IllinoisState.edu.

    Ep. 058: Conferencing with Confidence

    Ep. 058: Conferencing with Confidence

    Conferences can be an important part of one's growth as a college teacher... or even as a professional developer. Conferences can also be expensive. How do you get the most developmental bang for your buck? In this episode, Claire and Jim brainstorm ways to optimize the conference experience (in Jim's case, it's actually going). Claire shares how she plans ahead for big gatherings. Plus, learn Claire's evil plan to put Jim off his diet on their next trip to Atlanta.

    • 16 min
    Ep. 057: The Importance of Midterm Grades

    Ep. 057: The Importance of Midterm Grades

    Reporting midterm grades may seem like just more paperwork, but it can be vital to our students' success. In this brief episode, Claire and Jim unpack the uncertainty students sometimes have about their grades and kick around some strategies for giving meaningful feedback… even when you haven't accumulated many points yet in the semester.

    • 14 min
    Ep. 056: Let's Talk... Moving

    Ep. 056: Let's Talk... Moving

    We take a break from teaching tips and expert advice to talk about the next big change coming to the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Find out what our move to Williams Hall... and, eventually, to destinations beyond... means for Illinois State instructors.

    • 8 min
    Ep. 055: New Student Technology Training

    Ep. 055: New Student Technology Training

    We're excited to be joined by Stacy Ramsey, Associate Director for Enrollment Management at Illinois State, about a new program to help ease students into the their complex digital life on campus.

    • 13 min
    Ep. 054: Claire's Top 5 - Starting Your Semester

    Ep. 054: Claire's Top 5 - Starting Your Semester

    A new semester is close at hand-- get excited and inspired to teach. CTLT Director Dr. Claire Lamonica shares her top five tips for starting your semester off successfully. She and Jim explore advice about your syllabus, classroom space, breaking expectations the first day of class, and much more! Plus, the talk about why it's okay... even important... to take a little "me" time before classes begin.

    • 22 min
    Ep. 053: Reclaiming Our Spaces

    Ep. 053: Reclaiming Our Spaces

    Dana Karraker joins Claire and Jim to discuss the 2020 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium. They begin by unpacking the theme, Intentional Technologies: Reclaiming Our Spaces. They draw connections to the works of the 2020 the keynote speaker: educator, musician, and author of Teaching Naked, Dr. José Antonio Bowen. With the call for proposals now open, the three also explore the formats of potential presentations and how they are selected. If you have an idea for a presentation at the 2020 Symposium, the deadline to submit it is Monday, September 30, 2019. Find out more at CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/Symposium.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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Highly recommend to teachers of any age

While this podcast is designed for university faculty, I often recommend this to many of my PreK-12 grade peers. Good teaching has many of the same elements regardless of age. I find their episodes to be a mixture of reminding me of best practices, new content and resources.

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