A handful of educators in the Faculty of Education recently participated in the Teaching Fair.
For the first time in recent history, the Teaching Fair brought together educators from varying academic backgrounds to discuss teaching-related topics ranging from project-based learning to teaching group skills to qualitative interviewing.
It was organized by Coral Mitchell, Professor in the Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Education, as an opportunity for faculty members in the Faculty of Education to share some of the effective teaching practices they have generated over their years of teaching at the university level.
The Teaching Fair was well-received amongst its participants and brought high praise from the faculty’s Dean.
“Congratulations to Coral Mitchell and the many other people who were involved in the Teaching Fair,” said Dean David Siegel in his monthly communication message. “This was an excellent initiative that brought many people from across the Faculty together.”
“I thank all who attended the Teaching Fair,” said Mitchell in an email to faculty after the event. “Your passion for teaching and your dedication to student learning was evident in every presentation and all discussions, and the positive energy generated on Monday has continued to reverberate in hallway conversations throughout the week – thank you for nurturing our souls and injecting a spirit of positivity, inspiration, and hope into our collective history.”
Although this Teaching Fair was restricted to full-time faculty members, the hope is that the teaching seminars will eventually be open to a broader audience.