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‘True grit’ in the classroom…plus NY Times and service-learning

On May 10, Undergraduate Studies will host a talk with Dr. Constance Stanley (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) on teaching resiliency (or teaching “true grit,” as she calls it). This is part of the larger Instructor Institute for faculty teaching in the learning communities or FFL 100.

Any of the following institute sessions are available to all campus faculty and staff. The sessions will be in Alexander Room, EUC.

10:45 a.m. – noon Kathleen O’Connell and Greg Mitchell, The New York Times
“Practical uses of The New York Times in the classroom”
The presenters will explore ways the paper can be used in the classroom and opportunities with The Times for collaboration.

1-3 p.m. Dr. Constance Staley, professor of Communication, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
“True Grit: Is Resilience Something We Can Teach?”
Staley will be sharing practical experience and current research on how we can teach the skill of resilience in the classroom. Additionally, Staley will share tools and strategies for approaching student resistance to high impact pedagogies and the college classroom.

3-4 p.m. Dr. Cathy Hamilton, director of the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning
“Embedding Service-Learning into your course curriculum”

Faculty and staff are invited to send an RSVP to learningcommunities@uncg.edu (but organizers will not turn anyone away at the door).