Center for Teaching Excellence
Georgia Southern University

Book Discussion Groups

Happiness is a new book!

Every semester CTE colleagues lead book discussion groups to facilitate interdisciplinary discussions on teaching and learning foundations, new ideas in pedagogy, or higher education more broadly.
Small groups (max. 10 participants) meet over the course of four weeks to engage with and discuss the common reading.

Spring 2019

What book would you like to read as part of a book discussion group? Please complete this brief survey to let us know what you are interested in reading next semester. We have a selected a few titles from our CTE library to choose from, and if you have a specific book or general topic in mind, beyond the options listed, share it with us by typing it into the “Your Suggestions” response option.

Participation in the survey is not a commitment to participate in a book study. Dates and time of meetings for each title selected will be determined early in the semester based on the availability of faculty interested in being part of a book discussion group.

Fall 2018

Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies you can Incorporate into any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation

(Saundra Yancy McGuire, 2015)

Calendar Tuesdays (Facilitated on Statesboro & Armstrong Campuses simultaneously)
August 28 – September 18
Time 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. 4 meetings
Register here
Calendar Thursdays (Facilitated on Statesboro & Armstrong Campuses simultaneously)
August 30 – September 20
Time 11:00 am. – 12:15 p.m. 4 meetings
Register here

From the Publisher:

Do you believe that students can learn more deeply and achieve more success than they are at present? Are you frustrated by unmotivated, disengaged students? In this book, the author provides specific, practical, research-based strategies to teach students how to learn. Mindset, Motivation and Metacognition are key to deeper learning. Come discover strategies that will positively influence student learning in your classes.

Attendance is limited to 10 participants; by registering you commit to attending all group meetings. Each participant will receive a copy of the book at the first meeting.

Register by August 20 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, August 28th sessions will be facilitated by Lauren Barbeau and Nancy Remler.

Thursday, August 30th sessions will be facilitated by Debbie Walker and Nancy Remler.

Teach Student How to Learn by Saundra McGuire

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Last updated: 10/26/2018

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