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.

Spring Semester 2023 CEITL Book:

Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Education Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success (Second Edition)

By: Claire Howell Major, Michael S. Harris and Todd D. Zakrajsek


Facilitator: Frances Keefe, Learning Architect

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In this book, authors describe a wide variety of evidence-based learning activities and teaching methods for both face-to-face and online courses. In each of the first eight chapters, authors present a systematic exploration of the core teaching approaches:

  • Description
  • Purpose
  • Types
  • Advantages/challenges
  • Synthesis of the literature with findings
  • Research-based practical tips on implementing activities in your course

As we work our way through this book, we will discuss how the readings might relate to courses you teach.

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

Session Day Date Time Location CEITL Participation Points*
Session 1: First Third of Book Monday April 10, 2023 1pm - 2pm Zoom 1 point
Session 2: Second Third of Book Monday April 24, 2023 1pm - 2pm Zoom 1 point
Session 3: Final Third of Book Monday May 8, 2023 1pm - 2pm Zoom 1 point

*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).

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Previously Reviewed Books (click the + to expand page)

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.

Fall Semester 2022 Book:

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.

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