Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Spring Teaching Forum

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"Productive Failure":

How Can We Help Students Build Resilience

April 29, 2019

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Please join us for the 2019 Spring Teaching Forum, an extended exploration of productive failures and how we can help students build resilience. The keynote speaker is Joshua Eyler, whose book How Humans Learn came out recently. In addition to the keynote, we will convene a faculty panel and make room for breakout sessions. More details to follow!Please join us for what promises to be a stimulating exchange of ideas.

Spring Teaching Forum schedule
Breakfast: 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Welcome: 9:30-9:45 a.m.
Faculty panel: 9:45-10:30 a.m.
Keynote speaker: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45-12:45 p.m.
Breakout sessions: 12:45-1:15 p.m.
Wrap-up: 1:15-1:30 p.m.

Keynote speaker: Joshua Eyler is the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University. After receiving his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2006, Josh moved to a position as Assistant Professor in the English department at Columbus State University in Georgia.  Although he was approved for tenure at CSU, his love for teaching and his desire to work with instructors from many different disciplines led him to the field of faculty development and to George Mason University, where he served as an Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence from 2011-2013. In August of 2013, he came to Rice to take the position of Director of the CTE. He has published broadly on medieval literature, and his eclectic research interests include the biological basis of learning, Chaucer, and disability studies. His current projects include the book How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching, which is under contract with West Virginia University Press.


View or print the PDF schedule for the April 30, 2018 event.
View or print a PDF of the list of past STF topics.