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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Putting it Together: Integrated Course Design

Assignment For this final meeting, we prepped by finding what we found were “model” syllabi in our fields — either good or bad. As I was searching for Princeton-specific syllabi for the introductory French literature courses, I noticed that syllabi … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Connecting Online and Classroom Environments / Writing Teaching Statements

For introducing us to the subtle art of writing teaching statements, the McGraw staff “flipped” the classroom, giving us an extremely structured online lesson to introduce us to the expectations that lie behind this essential pedagogical document. While I found … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: A Deeper Look into the Classroom

For this session, we needed to observe at least one class at Princeton taught by one of our colleagues in the seminar and one online course. I observed a molecular biology course, since I was curious what techniques are used … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Intellectual Acts and Social Practices

Our assignment for this seminar was to create an assignment and a rubric. These were then reviewed by our peers in the seminar, a process that was helpful in our understanding of what intellectual acts were actually going on in … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Course Assessment and Grading

Assignment To recap, in our breakout groups between the previous seminar and this one, we had to refine the novice learning goals we had drafted in November and come up with some sort of an assessment that would allow us … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Course Goals

Humanities Course Goals After participating in the breakout groups and reflecting individually on what it means to be a novice and an expert in our disciplines, our seminar meeting today dealt primarily with course goals. Rather than being grouped with … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practices

The Preliminary Assignment Our second meeting of the McGraw Seminar today focused on disciplinary knowledge and practices. To prepare, we were assigned to groups composed of participants in drastically different disciplines. I was paired with a chemist, a political scientist, … Continue reading

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McGraw Teaching Seminar: Introduction to Teaching as Scholarly Practice

The McGraw Teaching Seminar This year, I was selected to participate in the McGraw Teaching Seminar at Princeton, a unique scholarly conversation between graduate students, faculty members, and the staff of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. Starting today, … Continue reading

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