Coming January 31: Winter Book Group

The CTEI is hosting discussion groups for Dr. Paul Hernandez’s Pedagogy of Real Talk. Based on responses to an email invitation it appears that we will have at least a Friday book group.

On January 31 from 3:10 to 4:30 teachers will meet to discuss the first two chapters of the book. (Jeff will email possible discussion questions to participants who have emailed him about a week before). The group will also set 2-4 additional meeting times to discuss the book. It is expected that these will be at or around the same time on Fridays as this is the time the original group could attend.

If you are interested please purchase the book and read the first two Chapters before January 31. Then join us. If you email Jeff beforehand then we can better plan snacks and get you the questions ahead of time. The CTEI has a limited number of books for part-time and temporary full-time teachers to borrow. Tenured and tenure-track teachers can use the Professional Improvement Fund to be reimbursed for the cost of the book in August.


Take a Walk, Discuss A Book

The CTEI is partnering with the Hub at UM-Dearborn to offer a second book group this semester. We will read Dr. Hernandez’s book The Pedagogy of Real Talk. Two sessions will take place before his visit and one session after his visit. All three sessions will be at the Hub in the Social Science building on Michigan’s campus next door.

The dates of the book group and visit are:
Book group meeting on September 26th 3:15 – 4:15
Book group meeting on October 10th 3:15 – 4:15
Visit on October 25th, keynote 9 am, workshops either 10:30 or 1:15
Book group meeting on November 7th 3:15 – 4:15

The Hub is located at 1190 Social Sciences Building, University of Michigan-Dearborn.

You can sign up here if you are interested.

Paul Hernandez – Save the Date October 25

The University of Michigan Dearborn Hub and the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation have invited Dr. Paul Hernandez, author of The Pedagogy of Real Talk, to deliver a keynote session and smaller group workshop on real talk. Real talk is a strategy to build rapport with students and create relevant and life-changing experiences.

Because of the limited seats in the workshop if you are interested please watch for sign up announcements in early to mid-September.

The current, tentative schedule has the keynote at 9 AM and two workshops from 10:30-12:30 and 1:00-3:00.