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The Teaching Learning Resource Center offers resources for faculty and students as well as workshops for faculty development. View previous workshop information, presentations and videos below.

June 2014

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Video | Presentation | Handbook | Facilitation Guide

Instructor: Suzanna J. Ramos, TAMHSC Teaching Learning Resource Center

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills is more than providing students with assignments that require them to apply those skills. This session covers strategies on how the instructor will be able to teach critical thinking skills deliberately and explicitly to their students.

May 2014

Writing Meaningful Learning Objectives

Video | Presentation | Handbook | Worksheet

Instructor: Suzanna J. Ramos, TAMHSC Teaching Learning Resource Center

Meaningful learning objectives should reflect what the student knows or is able to do at the end of a learning period. The session covers foundational knowledge of what constitutes meaningful learning objectives, the five main types of objectives, and strategies to write meaningful learning objectives from the learners' perspective.

April 2014

A Tough Crowd: Motivating Students to Learn

Video | Talking Points

Presented by: Dr. Ben Welch, Clinical Professor of Management, Mays Business School at Texas A&M University

“How do I motivate my students?"  This session, taught by Dr. Ben Welch, Clinical Professor of Management, pulls upon his 28 years of teaching experience at Texas A&M University to answer this question.  Ben will share tips used in an honors class of 30 students, an undergraduate class of 465 students, and graduate classes of various sizes.  Ben's creed or motto, which has resulted in an average of 4.9 evaluations out of a 5.0, is "Students do not care how much you know until they know how much you care."

March 2014

Clarity in Instruction

Video | Presentation | Handbook

Instructor: Suzanna J. Ramos, TAMHSC Teaching Learning Resource Center

Clarity in instruction is more than speaking or lecturing in an organized and easily comprehensible way. It is an area of performance that enables students to do something that demonstrates their understanding of the content. This session covers ways to make concepts and skills clear and accessible to students: framing the learning; presenting the information; and consolidating the learning.

May 2013

Tuning Protocol

Overview | Presentation | HandbookWhy use protocols

Instructor: Suzanna J. Ramos, TAMHSC Teaching Learning Resource Center

The Tuning Protocol is a process that allows instructors to engage in professional dialogue through student work, including assignments, projects, practicums and more. Its purpose is to move beyond grading and assessment of student work to discussion that contributes to instructors' understanding how students learn and to provide insights on instructional practice. The foundational knowledge of Tuning Protocols including: reasons for using the protocol; why they are effective; and how they work.


Last edited by: leggio 07/21/2014

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