Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons (LTLC)

How Learning Works: Spring Workshops from the Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons

This spring, the Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons will offer a series of workshops based on the book How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. The workshops will examine each of the following principles in combination with Daniel Willingham’s research (Why Don’t Students Like School?) and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy:

  • Prior Knowledge and Misconceptions
  • Organization of Knowledge
  • Factors Influencing Motivation
  • Development of Mastery
  • Effective Practice and Feedback
  • Student Development and Course Climate
  • Self-Directed Learning and Metacognition

Participants will engage in hands-on activities related to their current courses and will have the opportunity to share best practices with colleagues as well as teaching challenges for peer feedback. Each workshop will stand on its own, yet connections will be made between workshop principles for those who attend multiple sessions.

Those faculty members who attend four or more workshops will receive a stipend of $500, dependent on completing pre- and post-surveys as well as participation in the workshops. The first 10 participants will receive free copies of How Learning Works.

These workshops are open to all instructional staff members. Please mark your calendars for the following dates and times:


Friday, February 7, 10 a.m. – 1p.m.

Friday, February 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday, March 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday, March 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday, April 4, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Friday, April 25, 10 a.m. = 1 p.m.

Friday, May 9, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Please direct questions to Gina Rae Foster at gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu


Last modified: Jan 23, 2014

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