Teaching Commons

Welcome to The Teaching Commons, a virtual gathering space for Carroll community members interested in teaching and learning in higher ed

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Spotlights on Teaching

Foregrounding Student Strengths and Creative Bravery

11/8/2021

“Use Your Brain. Be Creative. Be Brave.” This phrase appears in all of Jennifer Dobby’s syllabi and speaks to the core of her award-winning teaching. Across her courses, Professor Dobby creates learning environments that are comfortable enough for students to “speak bravely, act bravely, and learn about themselves bravely.” This year, Carroll University celebrates Professor Dobby’s teaching by honoring her with the 2021 Norman and Louise Allhiser Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Scott Hendrix

Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone: Mentoring Honors Students

5/4/2021

Last year, students taking the Honors course History 225: Medieval Europe, China, and the Islamic Crescent experienced the empowerment that comes from guiding their own learning: they decided what was important to talk about, led discussions themselves, and had ample class time for lively, engaging interactions. Why? Because their instructor believed in them.


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