Welcome to Podcats, the podcast club for Texas State University non-tenure line faculty!
Co-sponsored by Faculty Development and the Non-Tenure Line Faculty Senate Committee, NTL faculty and facilitators come together to discuss various podcast episodes and make connections across the campus.
We would love it if you joined us!
Facilitated by: Dr. Amy Meeks, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and Jessica Robinson, Lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction
Sessions will be held weekly during March 2022 on Wednesday’s 1:30 - 2 p.m. Via Zoom
Students these days are distracted. Devices and social-media notifications constantly beckon, and in this time of COVID-19 and widespread remote instruction, the distractions have multiplied. So what are educators to do? EdSurge connected with James Lang, author of the new book "Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It."
Susan D Blum is a professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, currently fixated on education and pedagogical praxis. She is the author of "I Love Learning; I Hate School”: An Anthropology of College(Cornell, 2016) and the editor of the recent volume Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) (West Virginia University Press, 2020).
The informal culture of some academic departments can facilitate an atmosphere of mutual mistrust between faculty and students. In this episode, Cate Denial joins us to discuss how a culture of suspicion can be replaced by a pedagogy of kindness. Cate is the Bright Distinguished Professor of the History Department and the Director of the Bright Institute at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Cate is the 2018 to 2021 Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and the recipient of the American Historical Association’s 2018 Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award. She is the author of A Pedagogy of Kindness, which will be released as part of the West Virginia University Press’ superb series of books on teaching and learning.
For our last session, we are offering you three podcasts to choose from—listen to the one that interests you most!
Option 1: Lecture Breakers: Active Learning, Inclusive Teaching, and Building Relationships with Dr. Bryan Dewsbury (**recommended for instructors with large, intro level courses)