CEITL Book Club

The CEITL Book Club is a 3-session series on a book related to teaching and learning. During each of the hour-long discussions we will explore the themes from the book and how you might apply what you have learned in your courses.

Fall 2022 CEITL Book Club Presents:

Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus And What You Can Do About It  By: James M. Lang

We will have an available copy of the book from CEITL’s lending library for the first eight people to register for the book club (unless you prefer to purchase your own copy). 

This book describes the issue of distraction among students. Lang discusses how we can better engage students by considering how they learn and building a less distracting learning environment. As we work our way through this book over the three sessions, we will discuss how what we read can apply to courses you teach.

  CEITL Book Club Rsvp Form

Facilitator: Lauren Kordonowy, Science of Learning Project Coordinator, CEITL

Location: Conant Hall Room G02

Time: 12:40pm - 1:40pm


  • Session #1: First Third of Book - Thursday 10/13/22 
  • Session #2: Second Third of Book - Thursday 10/27/22
  • Session #3: Final third of Book - Thursday 11/10/2

CEITL Participation: 1 point for each session

Participants who complete all three sessions of this series will receive a CEITL Book Club Award of Participation Certificate and a total of 5 Points toward the CEITL Participation Certificate (3 points for each session, 2 bonus points). 

Please register in full for all sessions, or by 1 week prior to each date.

Previous Reviewed Books

Spring Semester 2022 Book:

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

By: Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel

UNH Users can access book here: https://unh.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01USNH_UNH/11bo2g0/cdi_askewsholts_vlebooks_9780674419384 

This book describes the practical applications of memory and learning research from cognitive psychology. The authors discuss how we can teach students effective study activities that aid learning by utilizing what we know about how students obtain and retain knowledge. As we work our way through this book over the first three sessions, we will discuss how this might apply to courses you teach. During our final meeting we will explore the New Quiz Tool in Canvas and how you might use this tool to promote learning.

Summary of Session Dates for Spring 2022:

  1. Monday 3/28/22 OR Tuesday 3/29/22
  2. Monday 4/11/22 OR Tuesday 4/12/22
  3. Monday 4/25/22 OR Tuesday 4/26/22
  4. *Monday 5/2/22 OR Tuesday 5/3/22*

*Session 4: Using New Quizzes in Canvas* Canvas technology session on using New Quizzes. This will allow you to consider how you can implement some of what we have learned in the book in your courses.