NEW TEACHING & LEARNING BOOK CLUB: The Amateur Hour by John Zimmerman

Join us this spring semester as we meet (virtually) on Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:20 p.m. to read and discuss The Amateur Hour: The History of College Teaching in America. Written by John Zimmerman, The Amateur Hour explores a wide range of classroom-related topics and sheds light on what has worked and over the years—and what hasn’t. For the last session on April 15th, we will have a question and answer session with the author. Check out this flyer for more info and sign up now.

Starting February 11, the virtual book club will meet each Thursday of the Spring Semester from 1:30-2:20 p.m. The club will be hosted by Daniel Verbit of The Academic Commons and Christopher Pastore of The Center for Faculty Development and Nexus Learning.

In addition to learning from the great teachers of the past, we’ll discuss a wide range of topics, including teacher assessment, student cheating, political repression, class sizes, classroom layouts, and “active learning” (which has a longer history than you might think). 

All are welcome to join, but limited slots will be available in order to facilitate small group discussions. After capacity is reached, the sessions will be locked, so please register in advance.

You can access the book via the library website.