Cool Teaching Ideas

Cool Teaching Ideas

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Cool Teaching Ideas is an informal discussion group of Brescia instructors for all things teaching. Participants are encouraged to bring cool teaching ideas they’ve discovered, questions or problems for the group to discuss, or any other burning teaching topic on their mind.

For the first 30 minutes of each Cool Teaching Ideas session we troubleshoot a specific topic of interest to Brescia instructors; these topics come out of previous Cool Teaching meetings or from suggestions made at the time of registration. The remaining 60 minutes is an open-format discussion. While sessions are open to any topic the following themes often emerge. Previous topics have included

  • August 2016: Classroom management
  • December 2016: Teaching strategies and active learning
  • April 2017: Attendance

Resources and past minutes are located on the Cool Teaching Ideas OWL site.

Don’t have access to the OWL site? Contact site administrators Heather Campbell or Colleen Sharen for assistance.

Don’t forget to bring your mug and take advantage of the ALT Centre Keurig!

2017-2018 Cool Teaching Meetings

Location: The ALT Centre (St. James Building, Room 40)

Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 11:30AM-1:00pm
Discussion topic for first 30 mins: Engaging Students to Improve Attendance?  Drinks and dessert will be provided, so please RSVP using our Cool Teaching Ideas Form. Make sure to bring your lunch!


Past Cool Teaching Ideas: 

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Time: 11:00AM-12:30pm
Discussion topic for first 30 mins: Engaging Students in Non-Traditional Assessments.

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017:
Time: 11:00AM-12:30pm
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Discussion topic for first 30 mins: Engaging Students at the Beginning of the Year.